General Assembly: 77 (1998 Regular GA) - Chapter 1211 - Appropriations — energy conservation trust funds


Published: 1998-03-23

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5. For labor certification, grant number 17202: ....................................................................................................................... $ 108,885

6. For employment service, grant number 17207: ....................................................................................................................... $ 7,274,490

7. For unemployment insurance grant to state, grant number 17225: ....................................................................................................................... $ 13,730,000

8. For occupational safety and health, grant number 17500: ....................................................................................................................... $ 1,970,215

9. For disabled veterans outreach, grant number 17801: ....................................................................................................................... $ 956,101

10. For local veterans employment representation, grant number 17804: ....................................................................................................................... $ ),282,797

11. For unemployment insurance trust receipts, grant number 17998: ....................................................................................................................... $ 184,010,000

12. For the federal Job Training Partnership Act, grant number 17250: ....................................................................................................................... $ 37,670,394

13. For the federal department of labor, grant number 17000: ....................................................................................................................... $ 1,000,000

14. For the federal young adult conservation corps, grant number 10663: ....................................................................................................................... $ 10,000

Sec. 58. LIHEAP FUNDING- DISCONNECTION PROHIBITION. It is the intent of the general assembly that if the governor determines federal funds are insufficient to adequately provide for certification of eligibility for the low-income home energy assistance program by the community action agencies during the federal fiscal year which commences October 1, 1998, the Iowa utilities board shall issue an order prohibiting disconnection of service from November 1 through April 1 by a regulated public utility furnishing gas or electricity to households whose income falls at or below one hundred fifty percent of the federal poverty level as established by the United States office of management and budget. The board shall promptly adopt rules in accordance with section 17A.4, subsection 2, and section 17A.5, subsection 2, paragraph "b", to implement this requirement. The energy assistance bureau of the department of human rights, in consultation with the community action agencies, shall certify to the utilities, households that are eligible for moratorium protection utilizing the agency's existing electronic database. Rules adopted under this section shall also be published as a notice of intended action as provided in section 17A.4.

Approved March 23, 1998

CHAPTER 1211 APPROPRIATIONS - ENERGY CONSERVATION TRUST FUNDS

H.F. 2210

AN ACT relating to energy conservation including making appropriations of petroleum overcharge funds and providing for the dissolution of the energy fund disbursement council and intermodal revolving loan fund.

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

Section 1. There is appropriated from those funds designated within the energy conser- vation trust created in section 473.11, for disbursement pursuant to section 473.11, to the

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following named agencies for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, and ending June 30, 1999, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:

1. To the division of community action agencies of the department of human rights for qualifying energy conservation programs for low-income persons, including but not limited to energy weatherization projects, which target the highest energy users, and including administrative costs:

a. To be expended first from the office of hearings and appeals second-stage settlement (OHA) fund and then the Warner/lmperial and Stripper Well funds: ....................................................................................................................... $

b. To be expended from the Diamond Shamrock fund: ....................................................................................................................... $

2. To the department of natural resources for the following purposes: a. For the state energy program, from the Exxon fund:

400,000

300,000

....................................................................................................................... $ 115,000 b. For administration of petroleum overcharge programs from the Stripper Well fund, not

to exceed the following amount: ....................................................................................................................... $ 200,000

3. To the state department of transportation for deposit into the intermodal revolving loan fund established in the department from funds previously advanced to and repaid by the department from the Exxon fund: ....................................................................................................................... $ 725,000

The intermodal revolving loan fund shall remain in existence until June 30,2019. Notwithstanding section 8.33, the unencumbered or unobligated moneys remaining at

the end of any fiscal year from the appropriations made in subsections 1,2, and 3 shall not revert but shall be available for expenditure during subsequent fiscal years until expended for the purposes for which originally appropriated.

Sec. 2. Section 473 .11, Code 1997, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 7. On June 30, 2003, the energy fund disbursement council estab-

lished in subsection 3 shall be dissolved. At that time, the department of natural resources shall be responsible for the disbursement of any funds either received or remaining in the energy conservation trust. These disbursements shall be for projects and programs consis- tent with the allowable uses for the energy conservation trust. Also, at that time, and annu- ally thereafter, the state department of transportation shall report to the department of natural resources on the status of the intermodal revolving loan fund established in the department. In the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, the department of natural resources shall assume responsibility for funds remaining in the intermodal revolving loan fund and disburse them for energy conservation projects and programs consistent with the allowable uses for the energy conservation trust.

Sec. 3. 1993 Iowa Acts, chapter 11, section 3, is repealed.

Approved March 31, 1998