General Assembly: 76 (1995 Regular GA) - Chapter 213 - Crediting the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund — miscellaneous appropriation provisions


Published: 1995-05-24

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now for only USD$20 per month, or Get a Day Pass for only USD$4.99.

671 lAWS OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH GA, 1995 SESSION CH. 213

I am unable to approve the item designated as Section 5, subsection 2, paragraph e, in its entirety. This item would eliminate the radon certification programs in the Department of Public Health effective July 1, 1995. Programs to certify persons qualified and trained to perform radon testing and abatement services were established in 1989. A federal survey issued at that time revealed that 70-75 percent of Iowans' homes had unacceptably high levels of radon, a radioactive gas that significantly increases one's risk of lung cancer. The certification programs were implemented to encourage Iowans to take action to test for and reduce radon levels in their homes and to provide protection from unscrupulous indi- viduals who might try to bilk them out of thousands of dollars by performing shoddy or unnecessary work. The certification programs have been effective in meeting these goals and for that reason should be continued.

I am unable to approve the item designated as Section 8, in its entirety. This item directs the divisions within the Department of Human Rights to "study" options for transferring the department's responsibilities to other agencies within state government. A review of the department's responsibilities to determine if opportunities exist to eliminate duplication and to increase efficiencies is appropriate and I will be asking the department to work with the Department of Management to conduct such a study. However, the options to be recommended should be based on findings which result from the study. They should not be assumed prior to the study and specifically prescribed as they are in this bill. For that reason, the item can not be approved.

For the above reasons, I hereby respectfully disapprove these items in accordance with Amendment N of the Amendments of 1968 to the Constitution of the State of Iowa. All other items in House File 530 are hereby approved as of this date.

Sincerely, TERRY E. BRANSTAD, Governor

CHAPTER213 CREDffiNG THE REBUILD IOWA INFRASTRUCTURE FUND- MISCELlANEOUS

APPROPRIATION PROVISIONS H.F. 584

AN ACf relating to state appropriation matters by providing for the crediting of moneys to the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund, revising education appropriation provisions, and other properly related matters, and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. REBUILD IOWA INFRASTRUCTURE FUND. On or after July 1, 1995, the department of management shall estimate the amount of funds that would be credited to the Iowa economic emergency fund from the ending balance of the general fund of the state at the close of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1994, following the appropriation to the cash reserve fund and payment of the items in the schedule submitted in the governor's budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, pursuant to the provisions of section 8.57. If funds are estimated to be available to be credited to the Iowa economic emergency fund, the department shall credit not more than $50,000,000 of the ending balance to the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund and the amount to be credited to the Iowa economic emer- gency fund made pursuant to section 8.57, subsection 2, is reduced accordingly. The credit

CH. 213 lAWS OF THE SEVENlY-SIXTH GA., 1995 SESSION 672

to the infrastructure fund shall be made at the time the estimate is made under this section. If the amount credited to the infrastructure fund pursuant to this section is less than $50,000,000 but the amount of the shortfall is available at the time the credit to the Iowa economic emergency fund is to be made, the shortfall amount shall be credited to the infrastructure fund and any remaining moneys shall be credited to the Iowa economic emergency fund.

Sec. 2. Of the moneys appropriated to the state board of regents and allocated to Iowa state university of science and technology for the agricultural experiment station for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, in 1995 Iowa Acts, Senate File 266,* if enacted by the general assembly, $100,000 shall be expended to support a beginning farmer center as provided in section 266.39E.

Sec. 3. 1995 Iowa Acts, Senate File 266,* section 1, subsection 11, unnumbered para- graph 2, if enacted, is amended to read as follows:

Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, $50,000 shall may be expended for purposes of employing an individual to administer and direct the career eppemmiaes pathways program. The indi- vidual employed shall possess a background in business and secondary and postsecondary education.

Sec. 4. 1995 Iowa Acts, House File 579, ** section 12, if enacted by the General Assem- bly, is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 12. GENERAL FUND SAlARY MONEYS. Funds appropriated from the general fund of the state in this Act relate only to salaries supported from general fund appropria- tions of the state except for employees of the state board of regents. It is the intent of the general assembly that the department of management and the legislative fiscal bureau in conjunction with the state agency affected by this section te shall prepare recommenda- tions concerning the application of this section and present them to the general assembly not later than February 1, 1996.

Sec. 5. Notwithstanding the number of full-time equivalent positions authorized for the department of education for general administration in 1995 Iowa Acts, Senate File 266,* if enacted by the general assembly, the department shall be authorized 94.95 FTEs for general administration for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996. The additionall.O FTE shall be funded from moneys transferred in 1995 Iowa Acts, Senate File 266* to the department of education from additional funds transferred from phase 1 to phase III for development of a K-12 and community college management infor- mation system. The provision in 1995 Iowa Acts, Senate File 266,* requiring the depart- ment of education to devote one full-time equivalent position under general administra- tion to direct and administer the management information system, is void.

Sec. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved May 24, 1995

*Chapter 218 herein ••Chapter 211 herein