General Assembly: 82 (2007 Regular GA) - Chapter 158 - Joint exercise of government powers — documentation — accountability


Published: 2007-05-11

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461 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND G.A., 2007 SESSION CH. 158

CH. 158CH. 158

CHAPTER 158

JOINT EXERCISE OF GOVERNMENT POWERS — DOCUMENTATION — ACCOUNTABILITY

H.F. 808

ANACT concerning accountability requirements for entities, administrators, and boards cre- ated for joint exercise of governmental powers and providing effective dates.

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

Section 1. Section 28E.6, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2007, are amended to read as follows: 2. The entity created or the administrator or joint board specified in the agreement shall be

a governmental body for purposes of chapter 21 and the entity created shall be a government body for purposes of chapter 22 unless the entity created or agreement includes public agen- cies from more than one state. 3. a. All A summary of the proceedings of each regular, adjourned, or specialmeeting of the

joint board of the entity created or the administrator or joint board specified in the agreement, including the schedule of bills allowed, shall be published after adjournment of the meeting in a one newspaper of general circulationwithin the geographic area served by the joint board of the entity created or the administrator or joint board specified in the agreement. The sum- mary of the proceedings shall include the date, time, andplace themeetingwasheld, themem- bers present, and the actions taken at themeeting. The joint board of the entity created or the administrator or joint board specified in the agreement shall furnish a copy the summary of the proceedings to be published submitted for publication to the newspaper within one week twenty days following adjournment of the meeting. The publication of the schedule of bills allowed shall include a list of all salaries paid for services performed, showing the name of the person or firm performing the service and the amount paid. The publication of the schedule of bills allowed may consolidate amounts paid to the same claimant if the purpose of the indi- vidual bills is the same. However, the names and gross salaries of persons regularly employed by the entity created or the administrator or joint board specified in the agreement shall only be published annually. b. An entity created which had a cash balance, including investments, of less than one hun-

dred thousand dollars at the end of the previous fiscal year and which had total expenditures of less than onehundred thousanddollars during the prior fiscal year is not required to publish as required in paragraph “a”. However, such an entity shall filewithout charge, in an electron- ic format, the information described in paragraph “a” with the office of the county recorder in themost populous county served by the entity. The county recorder shallmake the informa- tion submitted available to the public, which information shall also include access to a copy of the agreement creating the entity. c. This subsection shall not apply if the to an entity or the administrator or joint board speci-

fied created in the an agreement that includes public agencies frommore than one state or to a contract entered into pursuant to section 28E.12.

Sec. 2. Section 28E.8, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 28E.8 FILING AND RECORDING. 1. a. Before entry into force, an agreement made pursuant to this chapter shall be filed, in

an electronic format, with the secretary of state and recorded with the county recorder in a manner specified by the secretary of state. In counties in which the office of county recorder is abolished, the agreement shall be recorded with the county auditor. b. Any amendment, modification, or notice of termination of an agreement made pursuant

to this chapter shall be filed, in an electronic format, with the secretary of state within thirty days of the effective date of the amendment, modification, or termination, in a manner speci- fied by the secretary of state.

462LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND G.A., 2007 SESSIONCH. 158

2. a. In addition to subsection 1, each entity subject to section 28E.5 shall submit, in an elec- tronic format, an initial report to the secretary of state as prescribed by the secretary of state. The report shall include, as applicable, the name of the entity created, the board members of the joint board created,whether the entity is exempt from the publication requirements of sec- tion 28E.6, subsection 3, a valid electronic mail address, and any additional information the secretary of state deems appropriate. b. Following submission of an initial report pursuant to paragraph “a”, each entity subject

to section 28E.5 shall submit, in an electronic format, a biennial report to the secretary of state in amanner prescribed by the secretary of state by April 1 of every odd-numbered year begin- ning in calendar year 2009.

Sec. 3. JOINT EXERCISE OF GOVERNMENTAL POWERS — REPORTING REQUIRE- MENTS—TRANSITION PROVISION. Notwithstanding any provision of section 28E.8, sub- section2, as enactedby thisAct, to the contrary, an entity createdprior to January1, 2008, shall be required to submit an initial report to the secretary of state by July 1, 2008.

Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. 1. The section of this Act amending section 28E.6, being deemed of immediate importance,

takes effect upon enactment. 2. The sections of this Act amending section 28E.8 and enacting a transition provision take

effect January 1, 2008.

Approved May 11, 2007

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CH. 159CH. 159

CHAPTER 159

REGULATION OF HEALTH-RELATED ACTIVITIES — MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES AND FEES

H.F. 925

ANACT relating to health-related activities and regulation, including the practices of optome- try andmortuary science, establishment of a state public healthdental director and anoral health bureau, dependent adult abuse, membership on the child death review team, and immunity for emergency response, and providing for the revision of fees.

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

DIVISION I OPTOMETRY

Section 1. Section 154.1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 154.1 OPTOMETRY — DIAGNOSTICALLY CERTIFIED LICENSED OPTOMETRISTS —

THERAPEUTICALLY CERTIFIED OPTOMETRISTS. 1. For the purpose of this subtitle the following classes of persons shall be deemed to be en-

gaged in the practice of optometry: 1. a. Persons employing any means other than the use of drugs, medicine, or surgery for

themeasurement of the visual power and visual efficiency of the human eye; persons engaged in the prescribing and adapting of lenses, prisms, and contact lenses,; and persons engaged in the using or employing of visual training or ocular exercise, for the aid, relief, or correction of vision.