General Assembly: 76 (1995 Regular GA) - Chapter 19 - Witness compensation for volunteer fire fighters


Published: 1995-04-17

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CH. 18 lAWS OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH GA, 1995 SESSION 30

b. "Holiday periods" means the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, commencing at noon on the preceding Friday and ending at midnight between the Monday and Tuesday of the holiday weekend, and the period surrounding Independence Day, commencing at noon on July 1 and ending at midnight between July 6 and July 7.

2. Nonprofit organizations shall be allowed to provide free refreshments to motorists and to accept, without active solicitation, voluntary donations from motorists during holi- day periods at rest areas, as defined in section 306C.10, subject to approval by the depart- ment. The department shall approve or disapprove applications by nonprofit organiza- tions, and notify those nonprofit organizations, at least sixty days prior to the holiday period.

3. The department shall adopt rules governing the provision of refreshments at rest areas in accordance with this section.

Sec. 2. The Iowa department of economic development, in consultation with the state department of transportation and the department for the blind, shall develop a program at rest areas, as defined in section 306C.10, for the promotion of agricultural products pro- duced in Iowa. Any program to promote agricultural products produced in Iowa shall not be conducted during holiday periods as defined in section 314.27.

Approved April 17, 1995

CHAPTER19 WITNESS COMPENSATION FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS

H.F. 118

AN ACf relating to compensation of volunteer fire fighters when subpoenaed as witnesses.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 622.71A VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS- WITNESS COMPENSATION.

A volunteer fire fighter, as defined in section 85.61, who is subpoenaed to appear as a witness in connection with a matter regarding an event or transaction which the fire fighter perceived or investigated in the course of duty as a volunteer fire fighter, shall receive reasonable compensation as determined by the court from the party who subpoenaed the volunteer fire fighter. The daily compensation shall be equal to the average daily wage paid to full-time fire fighters of the same rank within the judicial district. However, the requirements of this section are not applicable if a volunteer fire fighter will receive the volunteer fire fighter's regular salary or other compensation pursuant to the policy of the volunteer fire fighter's regular employer, for the period of time required for travel to and from where the court or other tribunal is located and while the volunteer fire fighter is required to remain at that place pursuant to the subpoena.

Approved April 17, 1995