Text: HSB162            Text: HSB164


House Study Bill 163

HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS BILL BY CHAIRPERSON VAN FOSSEN) Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to county budgets and expenditures, including law 2 enforcement salaries and expenses as general county services, 3 and including effective date and applicability date 4 provisions. 5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 6 TLSB 1573YC 80 7 sc/cl/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 331.421, Code 2003, is amended by 1 2 adding the following new subsections: 1 3 NEW SUBSECTION. 1A. "Budget year" is the fiscal year 1 4 beginning during the calendar year in which a budget is first 1 5 certified. 1 6 NEW SUBSECTION. 2A. "Current fiscal year" is the fiscal 1 7 year ending during the calendar year in which a budget is 1 8 first certified. 1 9 NEW SUBSECTION. 5A. "Fee=supported services" means those 1 10 services provided to political subdivisions or residents of 1 11 political subdivisions for a fee pursuant to an agreement 1 12 entered into under chapter 28E regardless of whether such 1 13 services are also provided to residents of the unincorporated 1 14 area of the county providing the service. 1 15 NEW SUBSECTION. 7A. "Previous fiscal year" is the fiscal 1 16 year ending during the calendar year previous to the calendar 1 17 year in which a budget is first certified. 1 18 Sec. 2. Section 331.421, subsection 7, Code 2003, is 1 19 amended to read as follows: 1 20 7. "General county services" means the services which are 1 21 primarily intended to that benefit all residents of a the 1 22 county, including secondary road services and fee=supported 1 23 services, but excluding rural county services and services 1 24 financed by other statutory funds. 1 25 Sec. 3. Section 331.421, subsection 8, Code 2003, is 1 26 amended to read as follows: 1 27 8. "Rural county services" means the services which are 1 28 primarily intended to that exclusively benefit those persons 1 29 residing in the county outside of incorporated city areas, 1 30 including and secondary road services, but excluding services 1 31 financed by other statutory funds. 1 32 Sec. 4. Section 331.427, subsection 2, Code 2003, is 1 33 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 1 34 NEW PARAGRAPH. n. Salary costs and expenses incurred in 1 35 the performance of all law enforcement responsibilities 2 1 including, but not limited to, the following: 2 2 (1) Law enforcement services provided by the sheriff, as 2 3 defined in section 331.101. 2 4 (2) Expenses incurred by the sheriff pursuant to section 2 5 331.322 or chapter 34. 2 6 (3) Salaries, benefits, and expenses related to law 2 7 enforcement positions established pursuant to section 331.323, 2 8 subsection 2, and section 331.904, subsection 2. 2 9 (4) Powers and duties performed by the sheriff pursuant to 2 10 sections 331.651 through 331.661. 2 11 (5) Powers and duties performed by the sheriff pursuant to 2 12 chapters 356 and 356A. 2 13 Sec. 5. Section 331.428, subsection 3, Code 2003, is 2 14 amended to read as follows: 2 15 3. Appropriations specifically authorized to be made from 2 16 the rural services fund shall not be made from the general 2 17 fund, but may be made from other sources. Appropriations for 2 18 services made from the general fund for the current fiscal 2 19 year or previous fiscal year shall not be made from the rural 2 20 services fund for the budget year. 2 21 Sec. 6. Section 331.436, Code 2003, is amended by adding 2 22 the following new unnumbered paragraph: 2 23 NEW UNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH. For purposes of a protest to the 2 24 adopted budget, "item" means a budgeted expenditure, 2 25 appropriation, or cash reserve from a fund for a service area, 2 26 program, program element, or purpose. 2 27 Sec. 7. EFFECTIVE AND APPLICABILITY DATES. This Act, 2 28 being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon 2 29 enactment and applies to the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2 30 2003, and all subsequent fiscal years. 2 31 EXPLANATION 2 32 This bill makes changes relating to county budgets. 2 33 The bill provides definitions for the following as they 2 34 relate to county budgets: "budget year", "current fiscal 2 35 year", "fee=supported services", "item", and "previous fiscal 3 1 year". The bill amends the definition of "general county 3 2 services" to include fee=supported services and to exclude 3 3 rural county services. The bill also amends the definition of 3 4 "rural county services" to provide that rural county services 3 5 are those that exclusively benefit those persons residing in 3 6 the county outside of incorporated city areas. 3 7 The bill adds salary costs and expenses incurred in the 3 8 performance of all law enforcement responsibilities to the 3 9 list of general county services for which a county board of 3 10 supervisors may make appropriations from the general fund. 3 11 The bill provides that services paid for from the general 3 12 fund in the current fiscal year or in the previous fiscal year 3 13 may not be transferred to the rural services fund. 3 14 The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to fiscal 3 15 years beginning on or after July 1, 2003. 3 16 LSB 1573YC 80 3 17 sc/cl/14
Text: HSB162            Text: HSB164