General Assembly: 83 (2009 Regular GA) - Chapter 131 - Satellite absentee voting station observers


Published: 2009-05-22

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485 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-THIRD G.A., 2009 SESSION CH. 132

CH. 131CH. 131

CHAPTER 131 SATELLITE ABSENTEE VOTING STATION OBSERVERS

S.F. 436

AN ACT relating to observers at satellite absentee voting stations.

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

Section 1. Section 53.11, Code 2009, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 5. At least seven days before the date that absentee ballots will be

available at a satellite absentee voting station, the commissioner shall notify the county chair- person of each political party of the date, time, and place that the satellite absentee voting sta- tion will be in operation in the county, so that the chairpersons may appoint observers to be present at the station during the hours absentee ballots are available. No more than two ob- servers from each political party shall be present at any one satellite absentee voting station.

Approved May 22, 2009

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CH. 132CH. 132

CHAPTER 132 LOCAL GOVERNMENT —

PUBLIC RECORDS AND MEETINGS — PIONEER CEMETERIES

S.F. 437

AN ACT relating to the activities of governmental entities by amending provisions relating to public access tomeetings and records and bymodifying provisions relating to cemeteries under the control of certain governmental entities.

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

Section 1. Section 21.2, subsection 1, Code 2009, is amended by adding the following new paragraphs: NEW PARAGRAPH. i. The governing body of a drainage or levy1 district as provided in

chapter 468, including a board as defined in section 468.3, regardless of how the district is or- ganized. NEWPARAGRAPH. j. An advisory board, advisory commission, advisory committee, task

force, or other body created by an entity organized under chapter 28E, or by the administrator or joint board specified in a chapter 28E agreement, to develop and make recommendations on public policy issues.

Sec. 2. Section 22.1, subsection 1, Code 2009, is amended to read as follows: 1. The term “government body” means this state, or any county, city, township, school cor-

poration, political subdivision, tax-supported district, nonprofit corporation other than a fair conducting a fair event as provided in chapter 174, whose facilities or indebtedness are sup- ported in whole or in part with property tax revenue and which is licensed to conduct pari-

___________________ 1 See chapter 179, §31 herein