General Assembly: 87 (2017 Regular GA) - Chapter 20 - City and county regulatory authority — consumer merchandise — wage and employment terms and conditions


Published: 2017-03-30

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CHAPTER 20 CITY AND COUNTY REGULATORY AUTHORITY — CONSUMER MERCHANDISE —

WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

H.F. 295

AN ACT prohibiting counties and cities from establishing certain regulations relating to employment matters and the sale or marketing of consumer merchandise, providing for properly related matters, and including effective date provisions.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 331.301, subsection 6, Code 2017, is amended by adding the following new paragraph: NEW PARAGRAPH. c. (1) A county shall not adopt an ordinance, motion, resolution, or

amendment that sets standards or requirements regarding the sale or marketing of consumer merchandise that are different from, or in addition to, any requirement established by state law. For purposes of this paragraph: (a) “Consumermerchandise”meansmerchandise offered for sale or lease, or providedwith

a sale or lease, primarily but not exclusively for personal, family, or household purposes, and includes any container used for consuming, carrying, or transporting such merchandise. (b) “Container”means a bag, cup, package, container, bottle, or other packaging that is all

of the following: (i) Designed to be either reusable or single-use. (ii) Made of cloth, paper, plastic, including foamed or expanded plastic, cardboard,

corrugated material, aluminum, glass, or postconsumer recycled or similar material or substrates, including coated, laminated, or multilayer substrates. (iii) Designed for consuming, transporting, or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages

from or at a food service or retail facility. (2) An ordinance, motion, resolution, or amendment adopted prior to the effective date of

this Act that violates this paragraph is void and unenforceable on and after the effective date of this Act. (3) This paragraph “c” shall not apply to county solidwaste or recycling collection or county

solid waste or recycling programs.

Sec. 2. Section 331.304, Code 2017, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 12. a. A county shall not adopt, enforce, or otherwise administer

an ordinance, motion, resolution, or amendment providing for any terms or conditions of employment that exceed or conflict with the requirements of federal or state law relating to a minimum or living wage rate, any form of employment leave, hiring practices, employment benefits, scheduling practices, or other terms or conditions of employment. b. An ordinance, motion, resolution, or amendment adopted prior to the effective date of

this Act that violates this subsection is void and unenforceable on and after the effective date of this Act.

Sec. 3. Section 364.3, subsection 3, Code 2017, is amended by adding the following new paragraph: NEW PARAGRAPH. c. (1) A city shall not adopt an ordinance, motion, resolution, or

amendment that sets standards or requirements regarding the sale or marketing of consumer merchandise that are different from, or in addition to, any requirement established by state law. For purposes of this paragraph: (a) “Consumermerchandise”meansmerchandise offered for sale or lease, or providedwith

a sale or lease, primarily but not exclusively for personal, family, or household purposes, and includes any container used for consuming, carrying, or transporting such merchandise. (b) “Container”means a bag, cup, package, container, bottle, or other packaging that is all

of the following: (i) Designed to be either reusable or single-use.

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(ii) Made of cloth, paper, plastic, including foamed or expanded plastic, cardboard, corrugated material, aluminum, glass, or postconsumer recycled or similar material or substrates, including coated, laminated, or multilayer substrates. (iii) Designed for consuming, transporting, or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages

from or at a food service or retail facility. (2) An ordinance, motion, resolution, or amendment adopted prior to the effective date of

this Act that violates this paragraph is void and unenforceable on and after the effective date of this Act. (3) This paragraph “c” shall not apply to city solid waste or recycling collection or city solid

waste or recycling programs.

Sec. 4. Section 364.3, Code 2017, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 12. a. A city shall not adopt, enforce, or otherwise administer an

ordinance, motion, resolution, or amendment providing for any terms or conditions of employment that exceed or conflict with the requirements of federal or state law relating to a minimum or living wage rate, any form of employment leave, hiring practices, employment benefits, scheduling practices, or other terms or conditions of employment. b. An ordinance, motion, resolution, or amendment adopted prior to the effective date of

this Act that violates this subsection is void and unenforceable on and after the effective date of this Act.

Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved March 30, 2017

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