General Assembly: 81 (2006 Regular GA) - Chapter 1037 - Terminations of tenancies — notice

Published: 2006-04-07

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CH. 1037CH. 1037



H.F. 2695

ANACT relating to landlords and tenants includingnotice requirements to terminate aperiod- ic tenancy and service of a petition for forcible entry and detainer by publication.

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

Section 1. Section 562A.34, Code 2005, is amended by adding the following new subsec- tion: NEWSUBSECTION. 2A. The landlordor the tenantmay terminate a tenancyhavinga term

longer than month-to-month by a written notice given to the other at least thirty days prior to the end of the first or subsequent term of the tenancy specified in the notice.

Sec. 2. Section 648.10, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 648.10 SERVICE BY PUBLICATION. Notwithstanding the requirements of section 648.5, servicemaybemadeby publishing such

notice for one week in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county where the petition is filed, provided the petitioner files with the court an affidavit stating that an attempt at personal service made by the sheriff was unsuccessful because the defendant is avoiding service by concealment or otherwise, and that a copy of the petition and notice of hearing has beenmailed to the defendant at the defendant’s last knownaddress or that the defendant’s last known address is not known to the petitioner. Service under this section is complete seven days after publication. The court shall set a new hearing date if necessary to allow the defen- dant the three-day minimum notice required under section 648.5.

Approved April 7, 2006


CH. 1038CH. 1038



S.F. 2087

AN ACT relating to an increase in per diem paid to trustees of sanitary districts.

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

Section 1. Section 358.12, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2005, is amended to read as fol- lows: The trustees elected as provided in section 358.9 constitute a board of trustees for the district

by which they are elected. The board of trustees is the corporate authority of the sanitary dis- trict and shall manage and control the affairs and property of the district. A majority of the board of trustees shall constitute a quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day. The board of trustees shall elect a president, a clerk, and a treasurer from itsmembership and may employ employees as necessary, who shall hold their employment during the pleasure of the board. The board shall prescribe the duties and fix the compensation of all em-