General Assembly: 76 (1996 Regular GA) - Chapter 1163 - Juror and witness fees and expenses


Published: 1996-04-24

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CH. 1161 IAWS OF THE SEVENlY-SIXTH GA., 1996 SESSION 408

accredited program to train and certify lead inspectors and abaters. However, the depart- ment may establish a temporary program for the voluntary certification of lead inspectors and lead abaters during the period prior to obtaining certification as an accredited pro- gram from the United States environmental protection agency.

Approved April 24, 1996

CHAPTER 1162 ACCESS TO UST OF INTERPRETERS - DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

S.F.2321

AN ACT relating to the nonconfidentiality of information regarding the qualifications of interpreters for the deaf services division of the department of human rights.

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

Section 1. Section 622B.4, Code 1995, is amended to read as follows: 622B.4 UST. The division of deaf services of the department of human rights shall prepare and con-

tinually update a listing of qualified and available interpreters. The courts and administra- tive agencies shall maintain a directory of qualified interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hear- ing persons as furnished by the department of human rights. The division of deaf services shall maintain inf.ermatias as the EfHalifieatiass a list of interpreters, • ... rfiieh inlermatias is eaBfiElestial e*eeJ3t which shall be made available to a court, administrative agency, or interested parties to an action using the services of an interpreter.

Approved April 24, 1996

CHAPTER 1163 JUROR AND WITNESS FEES AND EXPENSES

S.F.2207

AN ACT relating to the reimbursement of jurors and witnesses for transportation and mileage expenses.

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

Section 1. Section 607A3, Code 1995, is amended by adding the following new sub- section:

NEW SUBSECTION. 2A "Disabled" means a person who is not physically able to operate a motor vehicle or use public transportation without assistance due to a physical disability .

Sec. 2. Section 607A8, Code 1995, is amended to read as follows: 607A8 FEES AND EXPENSES FOR JURORS. Grand jurors and petit jurors in all courts shall receive ten dollars as compensation for

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each day's service or attendance, including attendance required for the purpose of being considered for service, reimbursement for mileage expenses at the rate specified in see- tieR 7(}A.9 eF section 602.1509 for each mile traveled each day to and from their resi- dences to the place of service or attendance, and reimbursement for actual expenses of parking, as determined by the clerk. A juror who is disabled may receive reimbursement for the costs of alternate transportation from the disabled juror's residence to the place of service or attendance. A juror shall not receive reimbursement for mileage expenses or actual expenses of parking when the juror travels in a vehicle for which another juror is receiving reimbursement for mileage and parking expenses.

Sec. 3. Section 622.69, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 1995, is amended to read as follows:

Witnesses shall receive ten dollars for each full day's attendance, and five dollars for each attendance less than a full day, and mileage expenses at the Fate speeified in seetieR -7()A9 pursuant to section 602.1509 for each mile actually traveled.

Approved April 24, 1996

CHAPTER 1164 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

S.F.2154

t AN ACT relating to certain drug offenses and penalties by increasing the penalties for certain offenses involving methamphetamine, creating new offenses involving ephedrine, and expanding the types of real property within one thousand feet of which a person who unlawfully possesses a substance is subject to an increased penalty.

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

Section 1. Section 124.401, subsection 1, paragraph a, subparagraph (2), subpara- graph subdivision (d), Code 1995, is amended to read as follows:

(d) Methamphetamine. its salts. isomers. or salts of isomers. ro Any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the

substances referred to in subparagraph subdivisions (a) through (e) @.

Sec. 2. Section 124.401, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 1995, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph:

NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (l) More than five grams but not more than five kilograms of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of isomers, or analogs of methamphetamine, or any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity or detectable amount of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of isomers, or analogs of methamphet- amine.

Sec. 3. Section 124.401, subsection 1, paragraph c, Code 1995, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph (6) and renumbering the subsequent subparagraph:

NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (6) Five grams or less of methamphetamine, its salts, iso- mers, or salts of isomers, or analogs of methamphetamine, or any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity or detectable amount of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of isomers, or analogs of methamphetamine.

Sec. 4. Section 124.401, Code 1995, is amended by adding the following new subsections:

t Estimate of additional local revenue expenditures required by state mandate on file witb the Secretary of State