General Assembly: 76 (1995 Regular GA) - Chapter 217 - Iowa communications network appropriations — additional connections and support services


Published: 1995-05-31

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CH. 216 lAWS OF THE SEVEN1Y-SIXTH GA., 1995 SESSION 704

heginniBg July 1, 1994, aBEl eBEli:Rg JuBe 30, 1995, se·+<eB three hundred filly thousand dollars for the each fiscal year. commencing with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, nine huBElreEl theusaBEl Elellars feF the fiseal yeaF hegimling July 1, 1996, aBEl eBEliBg JuDe 30, 1997, aaEl aBe millieB twa mmElFeEl theusaBEl ElellaFS feF eaeh suhseEfUeBt fiseal yeaF. FeF the fiseal yeaF hegin.-ling July 1, 1994, aaEl eBEling Juae 30, 1995, tv,.eaty five theusaBEl ElellaFs shall he EletJesiteEl in the aElministFatieB aeeeuat aaEl feUF huBElFeEl fifty theusaBEl Elellars shall he EletJesiteEl in the fluhlie 'NateF SUflfllY sys tem aeeeunt. For each suhseEfUeBt fiscal year, one-half of the fees shall be deposited into the administration account and one-half of the fees shall be deposited into the public water supply system account. By May 1 of each year, the department shall estimate the total revenue expected to be collected from the overpayment of fees, which are all fees in ex- cess of the amount of the total revenues which are expected to be collected under the current fee schedule, and the total revenue expected to be collected from the payment of fees during the next fiscal year. The commission shall adjust the fees if the estimate ex- ceeds the amount of revenue required to be deposited in the fund pursuant to this para- graph.

Sec. 40. EFFECTIVE DATES. 1. Sections 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 25, 27, 28, and 30 of this Act, being deemed of immediate

importance, take effect upon enactment. 2. The amendments in this Act to 1993 Iowa Acts, chapter 176, section 25, subsection 2,

as amended by 1994 Iowa Acts, chapter 1198, section 31, being deemed of immediate importance, take effect upon enactment.

3. The amendments in this Act to 1994 Iowa Acts, chapter 1119, section32, being deemed of immediate importance, take effect upon enactment.

4. Sections 455Al7A and 455B.l83A, as enacted or amended by this Act, take effect upon enactment.

5. This section, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Sec. 41. REPEAL. Section 455Al7A is repealed on July 1, 1997.

Approved May 31, 1995

CHAPTER217 IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NE1WORK APPROPRIATIONS -ADDITIONAL

CONNECTIONS AND SUPPORT SERVICES H.F. 578

AN ACT relating to the Iowa communications network by providing for the connection and support of certain Part III users, directing the commission to develop a request for proposals for additional connections, making appropriations, and making related statutory changes.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa: Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS. 1. PART ill AUTHORIZED USERS. a. There is appropriated from the rebuild Iowa infrastructure account of the state cre-

ated in section 8.57, subsection 5, to the Iowa telecommunications network fund under the control of the Iowa telecommunications and technology commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated:

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For the connection of a minimum of 100 Part III authorized users as determined by the commission and communicated to the general assembly:

·························································································································· $ 18,540,000 It is the intent of the general assembly that the contracts for the connection of such

authorized user sites be awarded based on the low site-by-site, defined geographical area, or merged area bids as determined by the commission and communicated to the general assembly. It is also the intent of the general assembly that all area education agencies which are not connected to the network be connected to the network during the fiscal year which begins on July 1, 1995. It is also the intent of the general assembly that the contracts awarded for the connections funded pursuant to this subsection include a lease period of seven years with the option for an extension of three additional years.

b. It is the intent of the general assembly that the appropriation provided for in this section and the connections to be made with that appropriation represent the first phase of a plan the total cost of which is anticipated to be approximately $94,690,000. It is intended that the first four years of the plan include the connection of a minimum of 474 Part III authorized users. It is anticipated that the total cost of connections to be completed in the first four years of the plan which are to be funded by the general assembly through gen- eral fund appropriations is to be approximately $80,880,000 with additional lease costs to be incurred in years five through eight of approximately $13,810,000. The costs identified in this paragraph include all maintenance costs associated with state-owned hardware, and a three percent increase for inflation in fiscal year 1997-1998 and a six percent in- crease for inflation in fiscal year 1998-1999.

2. SUPPORT SERVICES. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the Iowa telecommunications network fund under the control of the Iowa telecommunica- tions and technology commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:

For purposes designated in paragraphs "a" through "c":

·························································································································· $ 1,700,000 a. As a condition of the appropriation in this subsection, $250,000 of the amount appro-

priated shall be expended by the public broadcasting division of the department of educa- tion to provide support for functions related to the network, including but not limited to the following functions: scheduling for video classrooms; design, preparation, and support of interactive classrooms; development of a central information source on Internet relat- ing to the network; and coordinating the work of the education telecommunications coun- cil. The division is authorized an additional 5 FTEs for the purpose of providing such support.

b. As a further condition of the appropriation in this subsection, $1,200,000 of the amount appropriated shall be allocated by the public broadcasting division of the department of education to the regional telecommunications councils established in section 8D.5. The regional telecommunications councils, with assistance from the department of education, shall use the funds to provide direct staff development for educators, staff development for educational uses of Internet and other on-line services, technical assistance for network classrooms, and other related activities.

c. As a further condition of the appropriation in this subsection, $250,000 of the amount appropriated shall be expended by the university of northern Iowa to coordinate staff development for educators using educational technology in this state.

3. BRAILLE AND DEAF SCHOOLS. There is appropriated from the rebuild Iowa in- frastructure account of the state created in section 8.57, subsection 5, to the Iowa telecom- munications network fund under the control of the Iowa telecommunications and technol- ogy commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose desig- nated:

For the connection of the Iowa braille and sight saving school established under chapter 269 and the school for the deaf established under chapter 270:

CH. 217 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH GA, 1995 SESSION 706

·························································································································· $ 250,000 4. STARC ARMORY. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the

department of public defense for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated:

For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions, for providing technical assistance in the opera- tion of the Iowa communications network interactive classroom located at the ST ARC armory national guard facility:

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100,000 2.0

Sec. 2. ADDITIONAL CONNECTIONS. Notwithstanding section 8D.l3, subsection 5, the state may own and the commission shall provide for the construction and connec- tion to the network of all of the following:

1. The heartland area education agency. 2. Fort Madison high school. 3. Seventeen sites identified by the commission which are Part III authorized users and

which are located within one and one-half miles from a national guard fiber optic cable route used or to be used for connecting a facility, identified by the commission and com- municated to the general assembly.

4. Two sites identified by the commission which are Part III authorized users and which are associated with the Rock Island-Iowa national guard fiber project.

Sec. 3. METRO CONNECTIONS. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 8D, the commission shall provide for the connection and normalization to the network of the fol- lowing:

1. The Dubuque, Iowa, metronet, which includes three Part III schools on a leased network.

2. The Des Moines, Iowa, metronet, which includes 12 Part III schools on a leased network.

Approved May 31, 1995

CHAPTER218 APPROPRIATIONS - EDUCATION

S.F. 266

AN ACT relating to the funding of, operation of, and appropriation of moneys to agencies, institutions, commissions, departments, and boards responsible for education and cultural programs of this state, and providing an effective date.

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

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Section 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, the following amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: