General Assembly: 80 (2004 Regular GA) - Chapter 1097 - Public health emergencies or disasters — financial assistance


Published: 2004-04-20

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329 LAWS OF THE EIGHTIETH G.A., 2004 SESSION CH. 1098

Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE AND RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY DATES. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment and applies retroactively to January 1, 2004.

Approved April 20, 2004

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CH. 1097CH. 1097

CHAPTER 1097

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES OR DISASTERS — FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

S.F. 2153

AN ACT relating to the funding of efforts to alleviate a public health emergency or disaster.

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

Section 1. Section 135.144, Code Supplement 2003, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEWSUBSECTION. 11. If a public health disaster or other public health emergency situa-

tion existswhichposes an imminent threat to thepublic health, safety, andwelfare, the depart- ment, in conjunction with the governor, may provide financial assistance, from funds appro- priated to the department that are not otherwise encumbered, to political subdivisions as needed to alleviate the disaster or the emergency. If the department does not have sufficient encumbered1 funds, the governor may request that the executive council, pursuant to the au- thority of section 7D.29, commit sufficient funds, up to one million dollars, that are not other- wise encumbered from the general fund, as needed and available, for the disaster or the emer- gency. If additional financial assistance is required in excess of one million dollars, approval by the legislative council is also required.

Approved April 26, 2004

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CH. 1098CH. 1098

CHAPTER 1098

OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED — WITHDRAWAL OF BODILY SPECIMENS

H.F. 265

AN ACT relating to the withdrawal of blood without a warrant from a person under arrest for an operating-while-intoxicated offense when the arrest results from a traffic accident re- sulting in death or personal injury reasonably likely to cause death.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 321J.10A BLOODWITHDRAWALWITHOUTAWARRANT. 1. Notwithstanding section 321J.10, if a person is under arrest for an offense arising out of

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1 The word “unencumbered” probably intended