General Assembly: 82 (2008 Regular GA) - Chapter 1150 - State interagency Missouri river authority


Published: 2008-05-07

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c. The risk that the applicant will locate in another state if the request is denied. d. Any other factor the department reasonably considers relevant.

Approved May 7, 2008

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CH. 1150CH. 1150

CHAPTER 1150 STATE INTERAGENCY MISSOURI RIVER AUTHORITY

H.F. 2601

AN ACT providing for the state interagency Missouri river authority.

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

Section 1. Section 28L.1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 28L.1 STATE INTERAGENCY MISSOURI RIVER AUTHORITY CREATED — DUTIES. 1. A state interagency Missouri river authority is created. The members of the authority

shall include the governor or the governor’s designee, the secretary of agriculture or the secre- tary’s designee, the chairperson of the utilities board or the chairperson’s designee, and the directors of the department of natural resources, the state department of transportation, and the department of economic development or the directors’ designees. The governor shall serve as chairperson. Thedirector of the department of natural resources or the director’s des- ignee shall serve as the coordinator of the authority’s activities and shall serve as chairperson in the absence of the governor. 2. The authority shall be responsible for representing the interests of this state with regard

to its membership in the Missouri river basin association of states and tribes and to promote themanagement of theMissouri river in amanner that does not negatively impact landowners along the river or negatively impact the state’s economy, and in a manner that positively im- pacts this state’s many interests along, in, and on the river. The Missouri river basin associa- tion of states and tribes is an interstate association of government representatives formed to seek consensus solutions to issues impacting the Missouri river basin. 3. The director of the department of natural resources or the director’s designee shall co-

ordinate regular meetings of the state interagency Missouri river authority to determine the state’s position before anymeeting of theMissouri river association of states and tribes or be- fore a substantive proposal or action is voted upon at suchmeeting. Themembers of the state interagencyMissouri river authority shall attempt to achieve consensus on the state’s position regarding any substantive proposal or action being considered by the Missouri river associa- tion of states and tribes. Regardless of whether a consensus can be achieved, a vote of the members shall be taken. The state interagency Missouri river authority shall not vote to ap- prove or disapprove a substantive proposal or action being considered by the Missouri river basinassociationof states and tribeswithout theagreement approval of thedirectors of all four state departments and the chairpersonof the utilities boardwho are amajority of themembers of the authority. If a substantive proposal or action considered by the association is not ap- proved or disapproved by all four directors and the chairperson of the utilities board, the state shall abstain from voting on the proposal or action. The director of the department of natural resources or the director’s designee shall cast the votes for the state interagencyMissouri river authority that are reflective of the position of the authority. 4. The state interagency Missouri river authority shall meet regularly with seek input from

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stakeholder groups in this state to receive their recommendations before substantive propos- als or actions are voted upon or to receive policy positions to submit to theMissouri river basin association with regard to issues impacting the Missouri river basin.

Approved May 7, 2008

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CH. 1151CH. 1151

CHAPTER 1151 PORTABLE HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE DEVICES OR OTHER WEAPONS

H.F. 2628

AN ACT including a portable device or weapon directing an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person in the defini- tion of a dangerous weapon and making penalties applicable.

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

Section 1. Section 702.7, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 702.7 DANGEROUS WEAPON. A “dangerous weapon” is any instrument or device designed primarily for use in inflicting

death or injury upon a human being or animal, and which is capable of inflicting death upon a human being when used in the manner for which it was designed, except a bow and arrow when possessed and used for hunting or any other lawful purpose. Additionally, any instru- ment or device of any sort whatsoever which is actually used in such a manner as to indicate that the defendant intends to inflict death or serious injury upon the other, and which, when so used, is capable of inflicting death upon a humanbeing, is a dangerousweapon. Dangerous weapons include, but are not limited to, any offensive weapon, pistol, revolver, or other fire- arm, dagger, razor, stiletto, switchblade knife, or knife having a blade exceeding five inches in length, or any portable device or weapon directing an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person.

Approved May 7, 2008

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CH. 1152CH. 1152

CHAPTER 1152 EMERGENCY RESPONSE DISTRICTS — PILOT PROJECTS

S.F. 2415

ANACT allowing certain counties to participate in a pilot project for emergency response dis- tricts and providing for a district tax levy.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 357I.1 AUTHORIZATION AND PURPOSE. This chapter authorizes a pilot project forwhich a county of the statemay establish an emer-

gency response district.

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† Estimate of additional local revenue expenditures required by state mandate on file with the Secretary of State