General Assembly: 82 (2008 Regular GA) - Chapter 1095 - Impact of legislation and state grants on minorities — statements

Published: 2008-04-16

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Sec. 16. Section 272C.4, subsection 6, Code Supplement 2007, is amended to read as fol- lows: 6. Define by rule acts or omissions that are grounds for revocation or suspensionof a license

under section100D.5, 147.55, 148.6, 148B.7, 152.10, 153.34, 154A.24, 169.13, 455B.219, 542.10, 542B.21, 543B.29, 544A.13, 544B.15, or 602.3203 or chapter 151 or 155, as applicable, and to define by rule acts or omissions that constitute negligence, careless acts, or omissions within the meaning of section 272C.3, subsection 2, paragraph “b”, which licensees are required to report to the board pursuant to section 272C.9, subsection 2;

Sec. 17. Section 272C.5, subsection 2, paragraph c, Code Supplement 2007, is amended to read as follows: c. Shall state whether the procedures are an alternative to or an addition to the procedures

stated in sections 100D.5, 147.58 through 147.71, 148.6 through 148.9, 152.10, 152.11, 153.33, 154A.23, 542.11, 542B.22, 543B.35, 543B.36, and 544B.16.

Sec. 18. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect on August 1, 2009.

Approved April 16, 2008


CH. 1095CH. 1095



H.F. 2393

AN ACT providing requirements for minority impact statements in relation to state grant ap- plications and correctional impact statements for legislation, and providing effective and applicability dates.

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

Section 1. Section 2.56, subsection 1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 1. Prior to debate on the floor of a chamber of the general assembly, a correctional impact

statement shall be attached to any bill, joint resolution, or amendment which proposes a change in the law which creates a public offense, significantly changes an existing public of- fense or the penalty for an existing offense, or changes existing sentencing, parole, or proba- tion procedures. The statement shall include information concerning the estimated number of criminal cases per year that the legislationwill impact, the fiscal impact of confiningpersons pursuant to the legislation, the impact of the legislation onminorities, the impact of the legisla- tion upon existing correctional institutions, community-based correctional facilities and ser- vices, and jails, the likelihood that the legislation may create a need for additional prison ca- pacity, andother relevantmatters. The statement shall be factual and shall, if possible, provide a reasonable estimate of both the immediate effect and the long-range impact upon prison ca- pacity.

Sec. 2. Section 2.56, Code 2007, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 4A. The legislative services agency in cooperation with the division

of criminal and juvenile justice planning of the department of human rights shall develop a protocol for analyzing the impact of the legislation on minorities.


Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 8.11 GRANT APPLICATIONS — MINORITY IMPACT STATE- MENTS. 1. Eachapplication for a grant froma state agency shall includeaminority impact statement

that contains the following information: a. Anydisproportionate or unique impact of proposed policies or programsonminority per-

sons in this state. b. A rationale for the existence of programs or policies having an impact on minority per-

sons in this state. c. Evidence of consultation of representatives of minority persons in cases where a policy

or program has an identifiable impact on minority persons in this state. 2. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply: a. “Disability” means the same as provided in section 15.102, subsection 5, paragraph “b”,

subparagraph (1). b. “Minority persons” includes individuals who are women, persons with a disability,

Blacks, Latinos, Asians or Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaskan Native Ameri- cans. c. “State agency” means a department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency or au-

thority of the state of Iowa. 3. The office of grants enterprisemanagement shall create and distribute aminority impact

statement form for state agencies and ensure its inclusion with applications for grants. 4. The directives of this section shall be carried out to the extent consistentwith federal law. 5. The minority impact statement shall be used for informational purposes.

Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE ANDAPPLICABILITYDATES. This Act takes effect July 1, 2008, and shall apply to grants for which applications are due beginning January 1, 2009.

Approved April 17, 2008


CH. 1096CH. 1096


S.F. 2133

AN ACT relating to the Iowa crop improvement association.

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

Section 1. Section 177.1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 177.1 RECOGNITION OF ORGANIZATION. The organization now existing in and incorporated under the laws of this state and known

as the Iowa crop improvement association, shall be entitled to the benefits of this chapter by filing each year with the department of agriculture and land stewardship verified proofs of its organization and of the names of its president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, and that five hundred persons are bona fide members of the association, together with such other information as the department of agriculture and land stewardship may require.

Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 177.1A DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. “Association”means the Iowa crop improvement association recognized in section 177.1. 2. “Department” means the department of agriculture and land stewardship.