General Assembly: 74 (1992 Regular GA) - Chapter 1011 - Deadlines for collective bargaining agreements involving teachers


Published: 1992-03-23

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11 LA WS OF THE SEVENTY -FOURTH G.A., 1992 SESSION

CHAPTER 1010 DESIGNATED ROUTE OF INTERSTATE 80

H.F.2136

AN ACT relating to the designated route of Interstate 80.

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

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Section 1. NEW SECTION. 314.16 INTERSTATE 80 - ROUTE DESIGNATION. The interstate which runs from Council Bluffs on the western border through Des Moines

to Davenport on the eastern border shall be known as interstate 80. The state transportation commission shall be prohibited from changing the route of interstate 80 as designated on January 1, 1992.

Approved March 23, 1992

CHAPTER 1011 DEADLINES FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS INVOLVING TEACHERS

S.F.2216

AN ACT relating to the deadline for reaching a collective bargaining agreement by commu- nity colleges, allowing for waiver of the deadline by mutual agreement, and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. Section 20.17, subsection 11, Code Supplement 1991, is amended to read as follows: 11. ~ If the In the absence of an impasse agreement negotiated pursuant to section 20.19

which provides for ~ different completion date, public employees in represented by a certified employee organization who are teachers licensed under chapter 260, and the who are employed by ~ public employer which is a school district, eemml:lBity eellege, or area education agency, shall complete the negotiation of a proposed collective bargaining agreement shall be eemf:llete not later than April 15 of the year when the agreement is to become effective. The board shall provide, by rule, a date on which any- impasse item items in such cases must be submitted to binding arbitration and for such other procedures as deemed necessary to provide for the completion of negotiations of proposed collective bargaining agreements not later than April 15. The date selected for the mandatory submission of impasse items to binding arbitration in such cases shall be sufficiently in advance of April 15 to iBs-l:lPe ensure that the arbitrators' decision can be reasonably made before April 15. ~ !! the public employer ~ ~ community college, the following apply: (1) The negotiation of ~ proposed collective bargaining agreement shall be complete not later

than June .! of the year when the agreement ~ to become effective, absent the existence of an impasse agreement negotiated pursuant to section 20.19 which provides for ~ different com- pletion date. The board shall adopt rules providing for ~ date on which impasse items in such cases must be submitted to binding arbitration and for procedures for the completion of negoti- ations of proposed collective bargaining agreements not later than June!: The date selected for the mandatory submission of impasse items to binding arbitration in such cases shall be sufficiently in advance of June 1 to ensure that the arbitrators' decision can be reasonably made by June!: ----------- --

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(2) Notwithstanding the provisions Q! paragraph "au, the June .! deadline may be waived by mutual agreement Q! the parties to the collective bargaining agreement negotiations.

Sec. 2. Section 20.19, Code Supplement 1991, is amended to read as follows: 20.19 IMPASSE PROCEDURES - AGREEMENT OF PARTIES. As the first step in the performance of their duty to bargain, the public employer and the

employee organization shall endeavor to agree upon impasse procedures. Such agreement shall provide for implementation of these impasse procedures not later than one hundred twenty days prior to the certified budget submission date of the public employer. However, if the public employees represented by the employee organization are teachers licensed under chap- ter 260, and the public employer is a school district, eomml:lRity eollege,- or area education agency, the agreement shall provide for implementation of impasse procedures not later than RiRety- one hundred twenty days prior to the eertifiea bl:ldget sl:lbmissioR date 6f the fHlblie employer April 15 Q! the year when the collective bargaining agreement ~ to become effective. !! the public employer ~ !! community college, the agreement shall provide for implementation of impasse procedures not later than one hundred twenty days prior to June.! Q! the year when the collective bargaining agreement ~ to become effective. If the parties fail to agree upon impasse procedures under the provisions of this section, the impasse procedures provided in sections 20.20 to 20.22 shall apply.

Sec. 3. Section 20.20, Code Supplement 1991, is amended to read as follows: 20.20 MEDIATION. In the absence of an impasse agreement betweeR the ~ negotiated pursuant to section

20.19 or the failure of either party to utilize its procedures, one hundred twenty days prior to the certified budget submission date, or RiRety- one hundred twenty days prior to the eeFti- fled bl:ldget sl:lbmissioR date April 15 Q! the year when the collective bargaining agreement ~ to become effective if the public employees represented by the employee organization are teachers licensed under chapter 260 and the public employer is a school district, eomml:lRity eoUege, or area education agency, the board shall, upon the request of either party, appoint an impartial and disinterested person to act as mediator. !! the public employer ~!! commu- nity college, and in the absence of an impasse agreement negotiated pursuant to section 20.19 or the failure of either party to utilize its procedures, one hundred twenty days prior to June .! of the year when the collective bargaining agreement is to become effective, the board, upon the request of either party, shall appoint an impartial and disinterested person to act as medi- ator. It shall be the function of the mediator to bring the parties together to effectuate a set- tlement of the dispute, but the mediator may not compel the parties to agree.

Sec. 4. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to negotiations between community colleges and certified employee organizations which have commenced prior to, but which have not been completed on, the effective date of this Act.

Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved March 23, 1992