General Assembly: 81 (2006 Regular GA) - Chapter 1167 - Supplemental appropriations — veterans programs


Published: 2006-06-02

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472LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST G.A., 2006 SESSIONCH. 1166

Sec. 11. Section 903.1, subsection 2, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 2. When a person is convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor, and a specific penalty is not

provided for, the maximum penalty shall be imprisonment not to exceed two years. There shall be a fine of at least five six hundred twenty-five dollars but not to exceed five six thousand two hundred fifty dollars. When a judgment of conviction of an aggravated misdemeanor is entered against any person and the court imposes a sentence of confinement for a period of more than one year the term shall be an indeterminate term.

Approved June 2, 2006

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CH. 1167CH. 1167

CHAPTER 1167

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS — VETERANS PROGRAMS

H.F. 2080

AN ACT revising and making appropriations involving veterans programs for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. 2005 Iowa Acts, chapter 169, section 2, subsection 4, is amended by adding the following new unnumbered paragraph: NEWUNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated

in this subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 2. 2005 Iowa Acts, chapter 175, section 4, subsection 2, is amended to read as follows: 2. IOWA VETERANS HOME For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 16,309,443. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13,309,443 FTEs 855.22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is the intent of the general assembly to appropriate at least $3,000,000 in funding from the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund to support necessary projects at the Iowa veterans home.

Sec. 3. 2005 IowaActs, chapter 175, section4, is amendedbyadding the followingnewsub- sections: NEW SUBSECTION. 3. VETERANS APPRECIATION PROGRAM For implementation of a new veterans appreciation program, contingent upon enactment

of lawby theEighty-firstGeneral Assembly, 2006Session, codifying thenewprogramrequire- ments in chapter 35A, for providing hardship grants1 to military veterans seriously injured in a combat zone since September 11, 2001:

$ 1,000,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If the general assembly enacts law codifying a new fund or other requirements for the new

program for which the appropriation ismade in this subsection, then notwithstanding section 8.33,moneys appropriated in this subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the pur-

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1 See chapter 1106, §3 herein

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poses designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. However, if the general assem- bly does not enact such law, the appropriationmade in this subsection shall revert as provided in section 8.33. NEW SUBSECTION. 4. HOME OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For transfer to the Iowa finance authority to be used for continuation of the homeownership

assistance program for persons who are or were eligible members of the armed forces of the United States, implemented pursuant to 2003 Iowa Acts, chapter 179, section 21, subsection 5, as amended by 2005 Iowa Acts, chapter 161, section 1, and chapter 115, section 37:

$ 2,000,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a. The Iowa finance authority shall give priority to processing the applications for assis-

tance received after the original allotment of funding for the program was exhausted. b. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this subsection that remain unen-

cumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain avail- able for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007.2

Sec. 4. 2003 IowaActs, chapter 179, section 21, subsection 5, as enacted by 2005 IowaActs, chapter 161, section 1, and amended by 2005 Iowa Acts, chapter 115, section 37, is amended to read as follows: 5. The remainder of the funds appropriated in this section are transferred to the Iowa fi-

nance authority to beused for a homeownership assistanceprogram for personswhoare eligi- ble members of the armed forces of the United States. In the event an eligible member is de- ceased, the surviving spouse of the eligible member shall be eligible for a loan under the program, subject to the surviving spousemeeting the program’s eligibility requirements other than the military service requirement. For the purposes of this subsection, “eligible member of the armed forces of theUnited States”means a resident of this statewho is orwas amember of the national guard, reserve, or regular component of the armed forces of the United States who has served at least ninety days of active duty service during the period beginningSeptem- ber 11, 2001, and ending June 30, 2006 2007.

Sec. 5. EFFECTIVEDATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved January 23, 2006

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CH. 1168CH. 1168

CHAPTER 1168

FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT APPROPRIATIONS

H.F. 2238

ANACTappropriating federal fundsmadeavailable from federal blockgrants andother feder- al grants, allocating portions of federal block grants, and providing procedures if federal funds aremore or less than anticipated or if federal block grants aremore or less than an- ticipated.

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

Section 1. SUBSTANCE ABUSE APPROPRIATION. 1. There is appropriated from the fund created by section 8.41 to the Iowa department of

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2 See chapter 1185, §48 herein