Text: HF197            Text: HF199
Complete Bill History


House File 198

HOUSE FILE BY HUSER and BOAL Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to the property tax levy for emergency services 2 provided to residents of certain townships and including 3 effective date and applicability date provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 2379HH 81 6 sc/gg/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 331.424C, Code 2005, is amended to read 1 2 as follows: 1 3 331.424C EMERGENCY SERVICES FUND. 1 4 A county that is providing fire protection service or 1 5 emergency medical service to a township pursuant to section 1 6 331.385 shall establish an emergency services fund and may 1 7 certify taxes for levy in the township not to exceed sixty and 1 8 three=fourths cents per one thousand dollars of the assessed 1 9 value of taxable property located in the township the amounts 1 10 authorized in section 359.43. The county has the authority to 1 11 use a portion of the taxes levied and deposited in the fund 1 12 for the purpose of accumulating moneys to carry out the 1 13 purposes of section 359.43, subsection 4. 1 14 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE AND APPLICABILITY DATES. This Act, 1 15 being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon 1 16 enactment and applies to budgets and property tax levy rates 1 17 certified for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, and all 1 18 subsequent fiscal years. If the effective date of this Act is 1 19 on or after March 15, 2005, a county may certify an amended 1 20 budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, and may 1 21 recertify the appropriate property tax levy rates for such 1 22 fiscal year, in order to comply with the provisions of section 1 23 331.424C. 1 24 EXPLANATION 1 25 This bill applies the levy rate limitations for emergency 1 26 services, which apply to townships located in a county with a 1 27 population over 300,000, to counties with a population over 1 28 300,000 if the county is providing the emergency services in 1 29 lieu of the township or if the county is required to levy 1 30 property taxes to meet the obligations of certain emergency 1 31 services agreements in effect in the townships. The bill also 1 32 applies the levy rate limitations for emergency services that 1 33 apply to townships that have entered into emergency services 1 34 agreements with special charter cities that have a paid fire 1 35 department to counties that are providing the emergency 2 1 services and the county enters into an agreement for emergency 2 2 services to be provided to a township by such a city. 2 3 The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to budgets 2 4 and property tax levy rates certified for the fiscal year 2 5 beginning July 1, 2005, and all subsequent fiscal years. If 2 6 the effective date of the bill is on or after March 15, 2005, 2 7 a county may certify an amended budget for the fiscal year 2 8 beginning July 1, 2005, and may recertify the appropriate 2 9 property tax levy rates for that fiscal year, in order to 2 10 comply with the provisions of the bill. 2 11 LSB 2379HH 81 2 12 sc/gg/14
Text: HF197            Text: HF199 Complete Bill History