House File 159 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1designating correctional officers as public safety
2employees for purposes of public employee collective
3bargaining and including applicability provisions.
4BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 20.3, subsection 11, Code 2021, is
2amended by adding the following new paragraph:
3   NEW PARAGRAPH.  g.  A correctional officer employed by the
4Iowa department of corrections.
5   Sec. 2.  APPLICABILITY.  This Act applies to collective
6bargaining procedures pursuant to chapter 20 initiated on or
7after the effective date of this Act.
8EXPLANATION
9The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
10the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   11This bill designates correctional officers employed by the
12Iowa department of corrections as public safety employees for
13the purposes of collective bargaining pursuant to Code chapter
1420, the public employment relations Act. Code chapter 20 and
15Code chapter 400 include collective bargaining procedures
16specifically applicable to public safety employees that are
17not applicable to other public employees, including procedures
18relating to the scope of collective bargaining negotiations,
19arbitration procedures, and certain matters relating to city
20civil service employment.
   21The bill applies to collective bargaining procedures
22pursuant to Code chapter 20 initiated on or after the effective
23date of the bill.
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