General Assembly: 77 (1997 Regular GA) - Chapter 22 - Office of city assessor


Published: 1997-04-11

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CHAPTER 21 RULES FOR HIV HOME TESTING KITS

S.F.300

CH.22

AN ACf relating to the prohibited sale of home testing kits for the human immunodeficiency virus.

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

Section 1. Section 126.25, subsection I, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 1. A person shall not advertise for sale, offer for sale, or sell in this state a home testing kit

for human immunodeficiency virus antibody or antigen testing. The Iowa department of public health. in consultation with the board. shall adopt rules to establish what constitutes a home testing kit for the purposes of this section.

Approved April 11, 1997

CHAPTER 22 OFFICE OF CI1Y ASSESSOR

H.F.4

AN ACf relating to the office of city assessor in certain counties.

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

Section 1. Section 441.1, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 441.1 OFFICE CREATED. In e¥ety eHy' iii the state ef le'> ... a hWARg meR! thaR eRe htlRerea tweRty Wire thetlSaRa

peptllatieR aRa in every county in the state of Iowa the office of assessor is hereby created. A city having a population of ten thousand or more, btlt Ret iii eIEeess ef eRe htlRdFed t\.reRty w.re thetlsaRd, according to the latest federal census, may by ordinance provide for the selection of a city assessor and for the assessment of property in the city under the provisions of this chapter. A city desiring to provide for assessment under the provisions of this chapter shall, not less than sixty days before the expiration of the term of the assessor in office, notify the taxing bodies affected and proceed to establish a conference board, examining board, and board of review and select an assessor, all as provided in this chapter. A city desiring to abolish the office of city assessor shall repeal the ordinance establishing the office of city assessor, notify the county conference board and the affected taxing districts, provide for the transfer of appropriate records and other matters. and provide for the abolition of the respec- tive boards and the termination of the terms of office of the assessor and members of the respective boards. The abolition of the city assessor's office shall take effect on July 1 following notification of the abolition unless otherwise agreed to by the affected conference boards. If notification of the proposed abolition is made after January 1, sufficient funds shall be transferred from the city assessor's budget to fund the additional responsibilities transferred to the county assessor for the next fiscal year.

Sec. 2. Section 441.31, subsection 2, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 2. a. However, notwithstanding the board of review appointed by the county conference

board pursuant to subsection I, a city council of a city having a population of seventy-five

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thousand or more which is a member of a county conference board may provide, by ordi- nance, for a city board of review to hear appeals of property assessments by residents of that city. The members of the city board of review shall be appointed by the city council. The city shall pay the expenses incurred by the city board of review. However. if the city has a population of more than one hundred twenty-five thousand. the expenses incurred by the city board of review shall be paid by the county. All of the provisions of this chapter relating to the boards of review shall apply to a city board of review appointed pursuant to this subsection.

b. If a city having a population of more than one hundred twenty-five thousand abolishes its office of city assessor. the city may provide. by ordinance. for a city board of review or request the county conference board to appoint a ten-member county board of review. The initial ten-member county board of review established pursuant to this paragraph shall consist of the members of the city board of review and the county board of review who are serving unexpired terms of office. The members of the initial ten-member county board of review may continue to serve their unexpired terms of office and are eligible for reappoint- ment for a six-year term. The ten-member county board of review created pursuant to this paragraph is in lieu of the boards of review provided for in subsection 1. but the professional and occupational qualifications of members shall apply.

Sec. 3. Section 441.31, subsection 3, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 3. Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection 1, the conference board or a city coun-

cil which has appointed a board of review may increase the membership of the board of review by an additional two members if it determines that as a result of the large number of protests filed or estimated to be filed the board of review will be unable to timely resolve the protests with the existing number of members. If the board of review has ten members. not more than four additional members may be appointed by the conference board. These twe The additional emergency members shall be appointed for a term set by the conference board or the city council but not for longer than two years. The conference board or the city council may extend the terms of the emergency members if it makes a similar determination as required for the initial appointment.

Approved April 11 , 1997

CHAPTER 23 NONSUBSTANTIVE CODE CORRECTIONS

H.F.200

AN ACT relating to nonsubstantive Code corrections.

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

Section 1. Section 7G.l, subsection 7, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 7. FUNDS RECEIVED. All funds received by the commission, including but not limited

to gifts, transfers, endowments, application and other fees related to the issuance of sesqui- centennial motor vehicle registration plates P1:l:Fstiaftt te SeegeR 321.34, sll9SeegeR 14, mon- eys from the sale of mementos and products related to the purposes of the commission, and appropriations, shall be credited to the sesquicentennial fund and are appropriated to the commission to be invested or used to support the activities of the commission. Notwith- standing section 8.33, any balance in the fund on June 30 of any fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund of the state.