General Assembly: 77 (1997 Regular GA) - Chapter 72 - Reporting of motor vehicle accidents

Published: 1997-04-23

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AN ACT increasing the property damage limit for mandatory reporting of motor vehicle accidents.

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

Section 1. Section 321.266, subsection 2, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 2. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any

person, or total property damage to an apparent extent of five INmdFed one thousand dollars or more shall also, within seventy-two hours after the accident, forward a written report of the accident to the department.

Sec. 2. Section 321A5, subsection 1, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 1. The department shall, immediately or within sixty days after the receipt of a report of a

motor vehicle accident within this state which has resulted in bodily injury or death or damage to the property of anyone person in excess of five huDdFed one thousand dollars, suspend the license of each operator and all registrations of each owner of a motor vehicle in any manner involved in the accident, and if the operator is a nonresident the privilege of operating a motor vehicle within this state, and if the owner is a nonresident the privilege of the use within this state of any motor vehicle owned by the owner, unless the operator or owner or both shall deposit security in a sum which shall be sufficient in the judgment of the department to satisfy any judgment or judgments for damages resulting from the accident as may be recovered against the operator or owner; provided notice of the suspension shall be sent by the department to the operator and owner not less than ten days prior to the effective date of the suspension and shall state the amount required as security.

Approved April 23, 1997



AN ACT providing for the amount of a surety bond required to be executed by a treasurer of an extension council.

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

Section 1. Section 176A14, subsection 4, unnumbered paragraph 2, Code 1997, is amended to read as follows:

5. Each of the officers of the extension council shall perform and carry out the officer's duties ftet:eiB as provided in this section impesed llpeD them and shall perform and carry out SHeIl any other duties as shall he impesed llpeD them iB the required by rules adopted by the extension council frem time te time as authorized in this chapter alltherii!ed. The memhefS A member of the extension council, within fifteen days after tfteit' the member's election as SHeIl, shall take and sign the usual oath of public officers aDd the same which shall be filed in the office of the county auditor of the county of the extension district. The treasurer of the extension council, within ten days after the eleetieD as tFeaSllf'eF being elected and before