General Assembly: 81 (2005 Regular GA) - Chapter 42 - Iowa commission on volunteer service

Published: 2005-04-19

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CH. 41CH. 41



H.F. 469

AN ACT increasing the membership of the real estate commission.

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

Section 1. Section 543B.8, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2005, is amended to read as fol- lows: A real estate commission is createdwithin the professional licensing and regulation division

of the department of commerce. The commission consists of three five members licensed un- der this chapter and twomembers not licensed under this chapter andwho shall represent the general public. At least oneof the licensedmembers shall bea licensed real estate salesperson, except that if the licensed real estate salesperson becomes a licensed real estate broker during a term of office, that person may complete the term, but is not eligible for reappointment on the commission as a licensed real estate salesperson. A licensedmember shall be actively en- gaged in the real estate business and shall have been so engaged for five years preceding the appointment, the last two of which shall have been in Iowa. Professional associations or soci- eties of real estate brokers or real estate salespersonsmay recommend the names of potential commission members to the governor. However, the governor is not bound by their recom- mendations. A commissionmember shall not be required to be a member of any professional association or society composed of real estate brokers or salespersons. Commissionmembers shall be appointed by the governor subject to confirmation by the senate. Appointments shall be for three-year terms and shall commence and end as provided in section 69.19. A member shall serve nomore than three terms or nine years, whichever is less. Nomore than onemem- ber shall be appointed from a county. A commissionmember shall not hold any other elective or appointive state or federal office. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term by ap- pointment of the governor and are subject to senate confirmation. A majority of the commis- sionmembers constitutes a quorum. The administrator of the professional licensing and regu- lation division shall hire and provide staff to assist the commission with implementing this chapter.

Approved April 19, 2005


CH. 42CH. 42



H.F. 478

AN ACT relating to the Iowa commission on volunteer service.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 15H.1 FINDINGS. The general assembly finds: 1. There is a compelling need for more civic participation to solve community and state

problems, and to addressmanyof the country’s unmet social, environmental, educational, and public safety needs.


2. Promoting the capability of Iowa’s people, communities, and enterprises towork collabo- ratively is vital to the long-term prosperity of this state. 3. Building and encouraging community services and volunteerism is an integral part of the

state’s future well-being, and requires cooperative efforts by the public and private sectors. 4. The development of a volunteer service program in Iowa requires an administrative vehi-

cle which conforms with federal guidelines detailed in the federal National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.

Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 15H.2 IOWA COMMISSION ON VOLUNTEER SERVICE ES- TABLISHED. 1. The governor shall establish the Iowa commission on volunteer service which shall be

part of the governor’s office. The governor shall appoint the commission’s members. 2. The mission of the commission is to advise and assist in the development and imple-

mentation of a comprehensive, statewide plan for promoting volunteer involvement and citi- zenparticipation in Iowa, aswell as to serve as the state’s liaison tonational and stateorganiza- tions which support the commission’s mission. 3. The commission shall do all of the following: a. Prepare a three-year national service plan as called for under the federal National and

Community Service Trust Act of 1993. b. Fulfill federal program administration requirements, including provision of health care

and child care for program participants. c. Submit annual state applications for federal fundingof commission-selectedAmeriCorps

programs. d. Integrate AmeriCorps programs, the corporation for national and community service

program, and the older American volunteer program into the state strategic service plan. e. Conduct local outreach to develop a comprehensive and inclusive state service plan and

coordinate with existing programs in order to prevent unnecessary competition for private sources of funding. f. Provide technical assistance to service programs, including the development of training

methods and curriculum materials. g. Develop a statewide recruitment andplacement system for individuals interested in com-

munity service opportunities. h. Prepare quarterly reports on progress for submission to the governor and the general as-

sembly. i. Administer the retired and senior volunteer program.

Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 15H.3 VOLUNTEER SERVICE COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP. 1. The Iowa commission on volunteer service shall consist of the following members: a. An individual with expertise in the educational training and developmental needs of

youth. b. An individualwith experience inpromoting the involvement of older adults in service and

volunteerism. c. A representative of community-based agencies within the state. d. The director of the department of education, or the director’s designee. e. The executive secretary of the state board of regents, or the executive secretary’s desig-

nee. f. A representative of local government. g. A representative of a local labor organization. h. A representative of a for-profit business. i. An individual between the ages of sixteen and twenty-fivewho is or has been a participant

or supervisor in a volunteer or service program. j. A representative of the corporation for national and community service who shall serve

as a nonvoting, ex officio member. 2. Nomore than twenty-five percent of the commission members shall be employees of the


state, though additional state agency representativesmay sit on the commission as nonvoting, ex officio members. 3. A commission member shall not vote on issues affecting organizations for which the

member has served as a staff person or as a volunteer at any time during the preceding twelve- month period. 4. The membership of the commission shall comply with sections 69.16 and 69.16A. The

membership of the commission shall also reflect the diversity of the state’s population. 5. Members shall serve staggered terms of three years beginning and ending as provided

by section 69.19.1 Members of the commission shall serve nomore than two three-year terms. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. 6. The chairperson of the commission shall be selected by the governor and serve at the gov-

ernor’s discretion.

Sec. 4. NEW SECTION. 15H.4 ADMINISTRATION — FUNDING. 1. The governor’s office shall serve as the lead agency for administration of the commission.

Thedepartment of education, the state boardof regents, the department ofworkforcedevelop- ment, and the department of economic development shall provide additional administrative support as necessary to fulfill the duties of the commission. All other state agencies shall pro- vide assistance to the commission to ensure a fully coordinated state effort for promoting na- tional and community service. 2. The commissionmay accept funds and in-kind services fromother state, federal, and pri-

vate entities.

Sec. 5. Section 231.23A, subsection 3, Code 2005, is amended by striking the subsection.

Sec. 6. Section 231.55, Code 2005, is repealed.

Approved April 19, 2005


CH. 43CH. 43



H.F. 580

AN ACT relating to the administration of the Iowa egg council, including by providing for the use, promotion, and research of eggs and egg products, and providing for an assessment.

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

Section 1. Section 184.1, subsection 4, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 4. “Eggs” means eggs produced from a layer-type chicken. “Eggs” includes shell eggs or

eggs broken for further processing, but does. However, “eggs” does not include fertile any of the following: a. Fertile eggs that are incubated, hatched, or used for vaccines. b. Organic eggs which are produced as part of a production operation which is certified by

the department pursuant to chapter 190C.

Sec. 2. Section 184.3, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 184.3 ASSESSMENT. 1. a. The council shall establish Except as provided in paragraph “b”, an assessment


1 See chapter 175, §54 herein