General Assembly: 81 (2006 Regular GA) - Chapter 1018 - Claims against regional transit districts, counties, cities, and city utilities


Published: 2006-04-06

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72LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST G.A., 2006 SESSIONCH. 1018

CH. 1018CH. 1018

CHAPTER 1018

CLAIMS AGAINST REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICTS, COUNTIES, CITIES, AND CITY UTILITIES

S.F. 2194

AN ACT relating to county, city, and school board publication of allowed claims.

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

Section 1. Section 28M.4, subsection 8, Code Supplement 2005, is amended to read as fol- lows: 8. Immediately following a regular or special meeting of a commission, the secretary of the

commission shall prepare a condensed statement of the proceedings of the commission and cause the statement to be published not more than twenty days following the meeting in one or more newspapers which meet the requirements of section 618.14. The statement shall in- clude a list of all claims allowed, showing the name of the person or firm making the claim, the reason for the claim, and the amount of the claim. If the reason for the claims is the same, two ormore claimsmade by the same vendor, supplier, or claimantmay be consolidated if the number of claims consolidated and the total consolidated claim amount are listed in the state- ment. However, the commission shall provide at its office upon request an unconsolidated list of all claims allowed. Salary claimsmust show the gross amount of the claim except that sala- ries paid to persons regularly employed by the commission, for services regularly performed by the persons, shall be published once annually showing the gross amount of the salary.

Sec. 2. Section 279.35, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 279.35 PUBLICATION OF PROCEEDINGS. The proceedings of each regular, adjourned, or special meeting of the board, including the

schedule of bills allowed, shall be published after the adjournment of the meeting in theman- ner provided in this section and section 279.36, and the publication of the schedule of the bills allowed shall include a list of claims allowed, including salary claims for services performed. The schedule of bills allowed may be published on a once monthly basis in lieu of publication with the proceedings of eachmeeting of the board. The list of claims allowed shall include the name of the person or firmmaking the claim, the purpose of the claim, and the amount of the claim. If the purpose for the claims is the same, two ormore claimsmade by the same vendor, supplier, or claimant may be consolidated if the number of claims consolidated and the total consolidated claim amount are listed in the statement. However, salaries However, the board shall provide at its office upon request an unconsolidated list of all claims allowed. Salaries paid to individuals regularly employed by the district shall only be published annually and the publication shall include the total amount of the annual salary of each employee. The secre- tary shall furnish a copy of the proceedings to be published within two weeks following the adjournment of the meeting.

Sec. 3. Section 331.471, subsection 6, paragraph d, Code 2005, is amended to read as fol- lows: d. Immediately following a regular or special meeting of a commission, the secretary of the

commission shall prepare a condensed statement of the proceedings of the commission and cause the statement to be published as provided in section 331.305. The statement shall in- clude a list of all claims allowed, showing the name of the person or firm making the claim, the reason for the claim, and the amount of the claim. If the reason for the claims is the same, two ormore claimsmade by the same vendor, supplier, or claimantmay be consolidated if the number of claims consolidated and the total consolidated claim amount are listed in the state- ment. However, the commission shall provide at its office upon request an unconsolidated list of all claims allowed. Salary claimsmust show the gross amount of the claim except that sala- ries paid to persons regularly employed by the commission, for services regularly performed

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by the persons shall be published once annually showing the gross amount of the salary. In counties having more than one hundred fifty thousand population the commission shall each month prepare in pamphlet form the statement required in this paragraph for the preceding month, and furnish copies to the public library, the daily andofficial newspapers of the county, the auditor, and topersonswhoapply at the office of the secretary, and the pamphlet shall con- stitute publication as required. Failure by the secretary tomake publication is a simplemisde- meanor.

Sec. 4. Section 349.18, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 349.18 SUPERVISORS’ PROCEEDINGS — EACH PAYEE LISTED — PUBLICATION. 1. All proceedings of each regular, adjourned, or special meeting of a board of supervisors,

including the schedule of bills allowed, shall be published immediately after the adjournment of the meeting, and the. 2. The publication of the schedule of the bills allowed shall include a list of all claims al-

lowed, including salary claims for services performed, showing the name of the person or firm making the claim, the reason for the claim, and the amount of the claim, except that the publi- cation of claims shall comply with the following: a. The names of persons receiving relief shall not be published. and salaries b. The salaries paid to persons regularly employed by the county shall only be published an-

nually showing the total amount of the annual salary. c. If the reason for the claims is the same, two or more claims made by the same vendor,

supplier, or claimant may be consolidated if the number of claims consolidated and the total consolidated claim amount are listed in the statement. However, the board shall provide at its office upon request an unconsolidated list of all claims allowed. 3. The county auditor shall furnish a copy of the proceedings to be published, within one

week following the adjournment of the board.

Sec. 5. Section 372.13, subsection 6, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 6. Within fifteen days following a regular or special meeting of the council, the clerk shall

cause theminutes of the proceedings of the council, including the total expenditure from each city fund, to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. The publication shall include a list of all claims allowed and a summary of all receipts and shall show the gross amount of the claim claims. The list of claims allowed shall show the name of the person or firmmaking the claim, the reason for the claim, and the amount of the claim. If the reason for the claims is the same, twoormore claimsmadeby the samevendor, supplier, or claimantmay be consolidated if the number of claims consolidated and the total consolidated claim amount are listed in the statement. However, the city shall provide at its office upon request an uncon- solidated list of all claimsallowed. Matters discussed in closed sessionpursuant to section21.3 shall not bepublisheduntil enteredon thepublicminutes. However, in citieshavingmore than one hundred fifty thousand population the council shall each month print in pamphlet form a detailed itemized statement of all receipts and disbursements of the city, and a summary of its proceedings during the preceding month, and furnish copies to the city library, the daily newspapers of the city, and to persons who apply at the office of the city clerk, and the pam- phlet shall constitute publication as required. Failure by the clerk tomakepublication is a sim- plemisdemeanor. The provisions of this subsection are applicable in cities inwhich a newspa- per is published, or in cities of two hundred population or over, but in all other cities, posting the statement in three public places in the city which have been permanently designated by ordinance is sufficient compliance with this subsection.

Sec. 6. Section 388.4, subsection 4, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 4. Immediately following a regular or special meeting of a utility board, the secretary shall

prepare a condensed statement of the proceedings of the board and cause the statement to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. The statement must include a list of all claims allowed, showing the name of the person or firmmaking the claim, the reason for the claim, and the amount of the claim. If the reason for the claims is the same, two or more

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claims made by the same vendor, supplier, or claimant may be consolidated if the number of claims consolidated and the total consolidated claim amount are listed in the statement. How- ever, theutility board shall provideat its office upon request anunconsolidated list of all claims allowed. Salary claims must show the gross amount of the claim except that salaries paid to persons regularly employed by the utility, for services regularly performed by them, must be published once annually showing the gross amount of the salary. In cities having more than one hundred fifty thousand population the utility board shall eachmonth prepare in pamphlet form the statement herein required for the preceding month, and furnish copies to the city li- brary, the daily newspapers of the city, the city clerk, and to persons who apply at the office of the secretary, and the pamphlet shall constitute publication as required. Failure by the sec- retary to make publication is a simple misdemeanor.

Approved April 6, 2006

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CH. 1019CH. 1019

CHAPTER 1019

PUBLICATION OF OFFICIAL NOTICES

S.F. 2207

AN ACT relating to the publication of official notices in English language newspapers.

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

Section 1. Section 618.1, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 618.1 PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH. All notices, proceedings, and other matter whatsoever, required by law or ordinance to be

published in a newspaper, shall be published only in the English language and in newspapers published wholly primarily in the English language.

Approved April 6, 2006

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CH. 1020CH. 1020

CHAPTER 1020

STATE EMPLOYEE SICK LEAVE

S.F. 2231

AN ACT concerning accrued sick leave and the conversion of sick leave for state employees.

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

Section 1. Section 70A.1, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 70A.1 SALARIES — PAYMENT — VACATIONS — SICK LEAVE — EDUCATIONAL

LEAVE. 1. Salaries specifically provided for in an appropriation Act of the general assembly shall