General Assembly: 75 (1993 Regular GA) - Chapter 25 - Open meetings


Published: 1993-04-12

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CH. 24 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY -FIFTH G.A., 1993 SESSION 24

election or at !! special meeting of the board of trustees called for that purpose. Aftef> For each special election called after the initial election, a candidate for office of trustee shall be nominated by a personal affidavit of the candidate or by petition of at least ten eligible elec- tors of the district and the candidate's personal affidavit, which shall be filed with the county commissioner of elections at least twenty-five days before the date of the election. The form of the candidate's affidavit shall be substantially the same as provided in section 45.3.

Hewe¥eP, f6p distPiets IePmed aftep July l, ±984 In lieu of !! special election, successors to the iBitial trustees shall be elected at the fle*t geaePal eleetiea eP at aft llftfHHll!! special meet- ing of the board of trustees called for that purpose. Upon its own motion, the board of trustees may, or upon petition of a majePity &f the landowners owning more than fifty percent of the total land in the district, the beaPd &f iP1:1stees shall! call aft llftfHHll !! special meeting of the residents of the district to elect successors to trustees of the board. Vaeaaeies shall be filled by the Pemaiaiag tP1:1stees ift the same maaaep as eity- emmeil membePs as pPe'lided ift seetieft m, s1:1bseetiea 2 Notice of the meeting shall be given at least ten days before the date of the meeting~ publication ~the notice in !! newspaper ~general circulation in the district. The notice shall state the date, times, and location of the meeting and that the meeting ~ called for the purpose of electing one or more trustees to the board.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE AND RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY DATES. 1. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 2. Section 1 of this Act is retroactive to January 1, 1993, and applicable on and after that

date for any vacancies occurring on the board of trustees of a sanitary district.

Approved April 12, 1993

CHAPTER 25 OPEN MEETINGS

S.F. 319

AN ACT relating to records and minutes of public bodies which are subject to public inspection.

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

Section 1. Section 21.2, subsection 1, Code 1993, is amended by adding the following new paragraph:

NEW PARAGRAPH. h. An advisory board, advisory commission, advisory committee, task force, or other body created by statute or executive order of this state or created by an execu- tive order of a political subdivision of this state to develop and make recommendations on pub- lic policy issues.

Sec. 2. Section 21.3, unnumbered paragraph 2, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: Each governmental body shall keep minutes of all its meetings showing the date, time and

place, the members present, and the action taken at each meeting. The minutes shall show the results of each vote taken and the information sufficient to indicate the vote of each mem--------- ber present. The vote of each member present shall be made public at the open session. The minutes shall be public records open to public inspection.

Approved April 15, 1993

25 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY -FIFTH G.A., 1993 SESSION

CHAPTER 26 ETHANOL STICKERS ON GOVERNMENT VEHICLES

H.F. 88

CH. 26

AN ACT relating to the use of stickers on government vehicles notifying the traveling public that the vehicles are being operated on gasoline blended with ethanol, and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. Section 18.115, subsection 3, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 3. The state vehicle dispatcher shall install a record system for the keeping of records of

the total number of miles state-owned motor vehicles are driven and the per-mile cost of oper- ation of each motor vehicle. Every state officer or employee shall keep a record book to be furnished by the state vehicle dispatcher in which the officer or employee shall enter all pur- chases of gasoline, lubricating oil, grease, and other incidental expense in the operation of the motor vehicle assigned to the officer or employee, giving the quantity and price of each pur- chase, including the cost and nature of all repairs on the motor vehicle. Each operator of a state-owned motor vehicle shall promptly prepare a report at the end of each month on forms furnished by the state vehicle dispatcher and forward the same to the dispatcher at the state- house, giving the information the state vehicle dispatcher may request in the report. The state vehicle dispatcher shall each month compile the costs and mileage of state-owned motor vehi- cles from the reports and keep a cost history card on each motor vehicle and the costs shall be reduced to a cost-per-mile basis for each motor vehicle. It shall be the duty of the state vehicle dispatcher to call to the attention of the head of any department to which a motor vehi- cle has been assigned any evidence of the mishandling or misuse of any state-owned motor vehicle which is called to the dispatcher's attention. A motor vehicle operated under this sub- section shall not operate on gasoline other than gasoline blended with at least ten percent ethanol, unless under emergency circumstances. A state-issued credit card used to purchase gasoline shall not be valid to purchase gasoline other than gasoline blended with at least ten percent ethanol, if commercially available. The motor vehicle shall also be affixed with a brightly visible sticker which notifies the traveling public that the motor vehicle is being operated on gasoline blended with ethanol. However, the sticker~ not required to be affixed to an unmarked vehicle used for purposes ~providing law enforcement or security.

Sec. 2. Section 216B.3, subsection 15, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 15. A motor vehicle purchased by the commission shall not operate on gasoline other than

gasoline blended with at least ten percent ethanol. A state issued credit card used to pur- chase gasoline shall not be valid to purchase gasoline other than gasoline blended with at least ten percent ethanol. The motor vehicle shall also be affixed with a brightly visible sticker which notifies the traveling public that the motor vehicle is being operated on gasoline blended with ethanol. However, the sticker~ not required to be affixed to an unmarked vehicle used for purposes of providing law enforcement or security.

Sec. 3. Section 260C.19A, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 260C.19A MOTOR VEHICLES REQUIRED TO OPERATE ON ETHANOL-BLENDED

GASOLINE. A motor vehicle purchased by or used under the direction of the board of directors to pro-

vide services to a merged area shall not, on or after January 1, 1993, operate on gasoline other than gasoline blended with at least ten percent ethanol. The motor vehicle shall also be affixed with a brightly visible sticker which notifies the traveling public that the motor vehicle is being operated on gasoline blended with ethanol. However, the sticker ~ not required to be affixed to an unmarked vehicle used for purposes of providing law enforcement or security.