General Assembly: 81 (2005 Regular GA) - Chapter 63 - Regulation of traffic signal preemption devices


Published: 2005-04-27

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175 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST G.A., 2005 SESSION CH. 63

g. Elder grouphomeassistancewithmedication administration as specified in theoccupan- cy agreement shall not require the elder group home to provide assistance with the storage of medications.

Sec. 22. Section 335.33, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 335.33 ELDER GROUP HOMES. A county board of supervisors or county zoning commission shall consider an elder group

home a family home, as defined in section 335.25, for purposes of zoning, in accordance with section 231B.2 231B.4, andmay establish limitations regarding the proximity of one proposed elder group home to another.

Sec. 23. Section 414.31, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 414.31 ELDER GROUP HOMES. A city council or city zoning commission shall consider an elder family group home a family

home, as defined in section 414.22, for purposes of zoning, in accordance with section 231B.2 231B.4, and may establish limitations regarding the proximity of one proposed elder group home to another.

Approved April 27, 2005

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CH. 63CH. 63

CHAPTER 63

REGULATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICES

H.F. 717

ANACT prohibiting the unauthorized sale, ownership, possession, or use of traffic signal pre- emption devices and providing a penalty.

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

Section 1. Section 321.260, Code 2005, is amended by adding the following new subsec- tion: NEW SUBSECTION. 3. a. A person shall not sell, own, possess, or use a traffic signal pre-

emption device except as permitted in connection with the lawful operation of an authorized emergency vehicle as defined in section 321.1 or as otherwise authorized by the jurisdiction owning and operating an official traffic control signal. A personwho is convicted of the unau- thorized sale, ownership, possession, or use of a traffic signal preemption device is guilty of a simplemisdemeanor. In addition to any other penalties, the punishment imposed for a viola- tion under this subsection shall include assessment of a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars, and if the violation involves the unauthorized use of a traffic signal preemption device, the person may also be required to complete community service. b. For purposes of this subsection, “traffic signal preemption device” means a device that,

when activated, is capable of changing an official traffic control signal to green out of se- quence.

Approved April 27, 2005