462LAWS OF THE EIGHTIETH G.A., 2003 SESSIONCH. 155
CH. 155CH. 155
POLICE SERVICE DOG PURCHASES BY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS — FUNDING
AN ACT relating to the purchase of a police service dog by the department of corrections.
Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:
Section 1. Section 29C.20, subsection 1, Code 2003, is amended to read as follows: 1. A contingent fund is created in the state treasury for the use of the executive council
whichmay be expended for the purpose of paying the expenses of suppressing an insurrection or riot, actual or threatened, when state aid has been rendered by order of the governor, and for repairing, rebuilding, or restoring state property injured, destroyed, or lost by fire, storm, theft, or unavoidable cause, and for repairing, rebuilding, or restoring state property which is fiberoptic cable andwhich is injured or destroyedby awild animal, and for purchasing a police service dog for the department of corrections when such a dog is injured or destroyed, and for aid to any governmental subdivision in an area declared by the governor to be a disaster area due to natural disasters or to expenditures necessitated by the governmental subdivision to- ward averting or lessening the impact of the potential disaster, where the effect of the disaster or action on the governmental subdivision is the immediate financial inability tomeet the con- tinuing requirements of local government. Upon application by a governmental subdivision in such an area, accompanied by a showing of obligations and expenditures necessitated by an actual or potential disaster in a form andwith further information the executive council re- quires, the aid may be made in the discretion of the executive council and, if made, shall be in the nature of a loan up to a limit of seventy-five percent of the showing of obligations and expenditures. The loan, without interest, shall be repaid by the maximum annual emergency levy authorized by section 24.6, or by the appropriate levy authorized for a governmental sub- division not covered by section 24.6. The aggregate total of loans shall not exceed onemillion dollars duringa fiscal year. A loan shall not be for anobligation or expenditure occurringmore than two years previous to the application. When a state department or agency requests that moneys from the contingent fund be ex-
pended to repair, rebuild, or restore state property injured, destroyed, or lost by fire, storm, theft, or unavoidable cause, or to repair, rebuild, or restore state property which is fiberoptic cable and which is injured or destroyed by a wild animal, or to purchase a police service dog for the department of correctionswhen such a dog is injured or destroyed, the executive coun- cil shall consider the original source of the funds for acquisition of the property before autho- rizing the expenditure. If the original source was other than the general fund of the state, the department or agency shall be directed to utilize moneys from the original source if possible. The executive council shall not authorize the repairing, rebuilding, or restoringof theproperty from the disaster aid contingent fund if it determines thatmoneys from the original source are available to finance the project.
Approved May 30, 2003