General Assembly: 78 (2000 Regular GA) - Chapter 1182 - Transportation — aviation


Published: 2000-05-11

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of assessed value on all of the taxable property within the district. A tax levy approved for the purposes of this chapter shall not be levied on property assessed as agricultural land. Notice of the election, including the time and place of holding the election, shall be given as provided in section 357E.4. The vote shall be by ballot which shall state clearly the propo- sition to be voted upon, and any registered voter residing within the district at the time of the election may vote. It is not mandatory for the county commissioner of elections to conduct elections held pursuant to this chapter, but the elections shall be conducted in accordance with chapter 49 when not in conflict with this chapter. Judges shall be appointed by the board from among the registered voters of the district to be in charge of the election. The judges are not entitled to receive pay. The proposition is approved if a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it.

Approved May 11, 2000

CHAPTER 1182 TRANSPORTATION -AVIATION

H.F.2458

AN ACT relating to aviation transportation and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. PRIORITIZING AVIATION ISSUES WITHIN STATE GOVERNMENT. 1. The general assembly finds that air service and aviation issues should be given a

higher priority within state government and that improved communication and coordina- tion between various state agencies regarding all issues relating to aviation is necessary. The state department of transportation shall make air service and aviation issues a high priority and provide improved communication and coordination between state agencies, airports, and citizens.

2. The state department of transportation shall increase the emphasis on commercial air service to the citizens of the state and shall continue to support general aviation for the business and leisure interest sectors.

Sec. 2. COMMITTEE ON AIR SERVICE. 1. The department of economic development and the state department of transportation

shall jointly establish a committee on air service to examine and act upon issues related to air service in the state. The committee shall be established not later than July 1,2000.

2. The committee shall consist of at least nine members and shall be composed of geo- graphically diverse representatives of the business community and airports in the state, and shall also include representatives from the state department of transportation and the de- partment of economic development.

3. The committee shall examine the commercial aviation needs of the state and provide recommendations on each of the following:

a. The current unmet needs of Iowa business and leisure travelers. b. Improvement to the total transportation network of highways, rail, and airports to

better meet air service needs. c. Whether a permanent air service council is needed to study issues related to air service

in Iowa.

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4. Staffing for the committee shall be jointly provided by the department of economic development and the state department of transportation.

5. The committee shall submit a report to the general assembly by September 1,2000. The report shall, at a minimum, include the committee's findings and recommendations on the air service issues identified in this Act.

Sec. 3. FINANClALINVESTMENT AND ASSISTANCE FORAVlATION. The general assembly finds that a substantial economic benefit can be achieved for the citizens of the state through competitive passenger and cargo service markets and that public savings and additional economic development opportunities warrant the attention of the state.

Sec. 4. ISSUE REVIEW. The joint appropriations subcommittee on transportation, infra- structure and capitals shall review existing and potential new funding streams for airports.

Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved May 11, 2000

CHAPTER 1183 VETERINARY PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

S.F. 419

AN ACT applying certain veterinary practice requirements to persons providing veterinary medical services, owning a veterinary clinic, or practicing veterinary medicine.

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

Section 1. Section 169.5, Code 1999,1 is amended by adding the following new subsec- tion:

NEW SUBSECTION. 10. A person who provides veterinary medical services, owns a veterinary clinic, or practices in this state shall obtain a certificate from the board and be subject to the same standards of conduct, as provided in this chapter and rules adopted by the board, as apply to a licensed veterinarian, unless the board determines that the same standards of conduct are inapplicable. The board shall issue, renew, or deny a certificate; adopt rules relating to the standards of conduct; and take disciplinary action against the person, including suspension or revocation of a certificate, in accordance with the proce- dures established in section 169.14. Certification fees shall be established by the board pursuant to section 169.5, subsection 9, paragraph "j". Fees shall be established in an amount sufficient to fully offset the costs of certification pursuant to this subsection. For the fiscal year beginning July 1,2001, and ending June 30, 2002, the department shall retain fees collected to administer the program of certifying veterinary clinics and the fees retained are appropriated to the department for the purposes of this subsection. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001, and ending June 30, 2002, notwithstanding section 8.33, fees which remain unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund of the state but shall be available for use for the following fiscal year to administer the program. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002, and succeeding fiscal years, certification fees shall be deposited in the general fund of the state and are appropriated to the department to administer the certification provisions of this subsection. This subsection shall not apply to an animal shelter, as defined in section 162.2, that provides veterinary medical services to animals in the custody of the shelter.

L Code Supplement 1999 probably intended