Senate File 183 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1setting the dates for the submission of local public
2measures to the electors and including applicability
1   Section 1.  Section 39.2, subsection 4, unnumbered paragraph
21, Code 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   3Unless otherwise provided by law Except as provided in
4sections 75.1, 423B.1, or other law
, special elections on
5public measures are limited to the following dates:
6   Sec. 2.  Section 75.1, Code 2019, is amended by adding the
7following new subsection:
8   NEW SUBSECTION.  3.  A proposition to authorize an issuance
9of bonds shall only be submitted to the electors on the first
10Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year.
11   Sec. 3.  Section 423B.1, subsection 5, paragraph a, Code
122019, is amended to read as follows:
   13a.  The county commissioner of elections shall submit the
14question of imposition of a local option tax at an election
15held on a date specified in section 39.2, subsection 4,
16paragraph “a” or “b”, as applicable
 the first Tuesday after
17the first Monday in November
. The election shall not be held
18sooner than sixty days after publication of notice of the
19ballot proposition.
20   Sec. 4.  APPLICABILITY.  Notwithstanding section 47.6,
21subsection 1, paragraph “b”, the governing body of a political
22subdivision may, by a resolution filed with the county
23commissioner of elections, remove a public measure from a
24ballot that is not in compliance with section 75.1, subsection
253, as enacted by this Act, or section 423B.1, as amended by
26this Act, prior to January 1, 2020.
28The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
29the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   30This bill requires all propositions to authorize the
31issuance of bonds by a county, township, school corporation,
32city, or any local board or commission or the imposition
33of local option taxes by a city or county to be submitted
34to electors on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
35November of each year. The bill exempts such elections from
-1-1certain limitations on the withdrawal of public measures from a
2ballot until January 1, 2020.