General Assembly: 83 (2010 Regular GA) - Chapter 1102 - Tax advice for deploying military services members


Published: 2010-03-23

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395 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-THIRD G.A., 2010 SESSION CH. 1102

CHAPTER 1101 VETERANS SERVICES FOR INMATES OF JAILS OR MUNICIPAL HOLDING FACILITIES

H.F. 2321

AN ACT relating to providing veteran services to inmates incarcerated in a jail or municipal holding facility.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 356.6A Duty to inform about veteran services. 1. The personnel of a jail or municipal holding facility shall inquire whether the prisoner is

a veteran, and if so, shall inform the prisoner, within twenty-four hours of incarceration, that the prisoner may be entitled to a visit from a veteran service officer to determine if veteran services are required or available. Within seventy-two hours of determining a prisoner is a veteran, the personnel of a jail or municipal holding facility shall provide the prisoner with the contact information for the county commission of veteran affairs of the county where the jail or facility is located, and the prisoner shall be allowed to contact the county commission of veteran affairs to request a visit from a veteran service officer. 2. As used in this section, “veteran” means a person who was a member of the regular

component of the armed forces of the United States, national guard, or reserves.

Approved March 23, 2010

CHAPTER 1102 TAX ADVICE FOR DEPLOYING MILITARY SERVICES MEMBERS

H.F. 2384

AN ACT requiring the Iowa department of veterans affairs to advise deploying service members regarding certain issues related to taxation.

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

Section 1. Section 35A.5, Code Supplement 2009, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 15A. In coordination with the military division of the department of

public defense, advise service members prior to, and after returning from, deployment on active duty service outside the United States of issues related to the filing of tax returns and the payment of taxes due and encourage a service member who has not filed a return or who owes taxes to contact the department of revenue prior to deployment.

Approved March 23, 2010