General Assembly: 80 (2003 Regular GA) - Chapter 83 - School health insurance — study


Published: 2003-04-28

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554.9516. Filing a financing statement as provided in this subsection satisfies all requirements for perfection of an agricultural lien as provided in chapter 554, article 9.

Sec. 19. Section 581.4, Code 2003, is amended to read as follows: 581.4 ENFORCEMENT. The lienholder A veterinarian may enforce the a veterinarian’s lien by a suit in equity in the

manner provided for agricultural liens pursuant to the uniform commercial code, chapter 554, article 9, part 6.

Sec. 20. Section 602.8102, subsection 82, Code 2003, is amended to read as follows: 82. Carry out duties relating to liens as provided in chapters 249A, 570, 571, 572, 574, 580,

581, 582, and 584.

Sec. 21. Section 581.1, Code 2003, is repealed.

Approved April 28, 2003

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CH. 83CH. 83

CHAPTER 83

SCHOOL HEALTH INSURANCE — STUDY

S.F. 386

ANACT requiring the insurance division of the department of commerce to establish a school health insurance reform team study and tomake recommendations to the general assem- bly.

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

Section 1. SCHOOLHEALTH INSURANCEREFORMTEAMSTUDY. The insurancedivi- sion of the department of commerce shall establish a school health insurance reform team. The school health insurance reform team shall conduct a study to review the availability of af- fordable health insurance coverage for school district employees, insurance ratings practices, the establishment of continuity of coverage for school districts and their employees, andmeth- ods to improve the efficiency and fairness of the health insurance marketplace for school dis- tricts and their employees. The study shall include a comparison of health insurance coverage that is offered to school district employees, to other public employees, and to employees in the private sector. The school health insurance reform team shall examine the feasibility of the following: 1. Establishing a premium rating system based on the statewide health status, claims expe-

rience, and other demographic characteristics of school district employees. 2. Establishing basic or standard health benefit plans with benefit levels, cost-sharing lev-

els, exclusions, and limitations available to all school districts and their employees. 3. Establishing uniform coverage plans with benefit coverages that may be added to the ba-

sic or standard plans, at the option of a school district. 4. Establishing restrictions on premium rates and rate increases. 5. Establishing a school district health reinsurance program. The commissioner of insurance shall select the members of the school health insurance re-

form teamwhich shall include a representative of a school districtwith fewer than six hundred students, a representative of a school district with six hundred to nine hundred ninety-nine

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students, a representative of a school district with one thousand ormore students, a represen- tative of the Iowaassociation of school boards, a representative of a collective bargainingorga- nization that represents school district employees, a representative of ahealth insurance carri- er, a representative of a health insurance provider, a representative of an area education agency, and others, who, in the opinion of the commissioner, have expertise that would assist the team in accomplishing its purpose. The commissioner shall submit a report to the general assembly on or before January 15,

2004, regarding the team’s findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, concerning health insurance coverage for school districts and their employees.

Approved April 28, 2003

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CH. 84CH. 84

CHAPTER 84

ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS — CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS

S.F. 392

ANACT relating to the animal agriculture complianceAct, providing forpenalties, andprovid- ing an effective date.

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

Section 1. Section 459.307, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2003, is amended to read as follows: Thedepartment shall adopt rules establishing constructiondesign standards for formedma-

nure storage structures that are part of confinement feeding operations other than small ani- mal feeding operations. However, the construction design standards shall apply to a formed manure storage structure that is part of a small animal feedingoperation asprovided in section 459.310.

Sec. 2. Section 459.308, subsection 3, Code 2003, is amended to read as follows: 3. A person shall not construct an unformed manure storage structure on karst terrain or

on an area that drains into a known sinkhole. However, a person may construct an unformed manure storage structure, if there is a twenty-five foot vertical separation distance between the bottom of the unformed manure storage structure and underlying limestone, dolomite, or other soluble rock.

Sec. 3. Section 459.310, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2003, is amended to read as follows: Except as provided in subsection subsections 3 and 3A, the following shall apply:

Sec. 4. Section 459.310, subsection 2, Code 2003, is amended to read as follows: 2. A Except as provided in subsection 3A, a confinement feeding operation structure shall

not be constructed on land that is part of a one hundred year floodplain as designated by rules adopted by the department pursuant to section 459.301.

Sec. 5. Section 459.310, Code 2003, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEWSUBSECTION. 3A. A separation distance required in subsection 1 or the prohibition

against construction of a confinement feeding operation structure on a one hundred year floodplain as provided in subsection 2 shall not apply to a confinement feeding operation that