Senate Joint Resolution 2007
A JOINT RESOLUTION
SUPPORTING THE PRESERVATION EFFORTS FOR THE
BATTLESHIP IOWA, BB=61.
WHEREAS, BB=61, the USS Iowa, is the namesake for the most
powerful class of warships ever made; and
WHEREAS, navy members recruited from Iowa have received
preference for assignment to service on board the USS Iowa
through most of its service life; and
WHEREAS, the USS Iowa would remain a continuing marketing
display for the talented and well=educated workforce in the
State of Iowa throughout a period of museum duty; and
WHEREAS, there is now a proposal to assign the USS Iowa to
museum duty; and
WHEREAS, former Governors Robert D. Ray and Terry E.
Branstad and former Governor and current United States
Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack serve as honorary
chairpersons of efforts to preserve the USS Iowa as a
national museum and memorial, truly a source of pride for all
WHEREAS, those efforts include restoration of the USS
Iowa and future service as an educational museum and tourist
attraction, and perhaps, with her many facilities still intact,
service as an emergency response center; and
WHEREAS, the restoration and preservation of the USS Iowa
will honor all veterans of the State of Iowa, inspire youth,
and educate the public; NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
Section 1. STATE OF IOWA SUPPORT. The state of Iowa hereby
supports the assignment of the USS Iowa as a permanent naval
museum to an appropriate location.
Sec. 2. COMMITTEE CREATED. A committee of ten is created,
to be appointed by the governor and to serve at the pleasure
of the governor, to support efforts for the preservation and
relocation of the Battleship Iowa.
a. The committee shall annually select its own chairperson
and establish its rules of procedure. The committee shall meet
as may be deemed necessary by the chairperson. A majority of
the members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
b. Members shall serve without compensation or
reimbursement for actual expenses.
c. The committee shall raise all of the funds necessary for
the operation of the committee; and shall solicit donations to
be used for the preservation and relocation of the Battleship
Sec. 3. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. The department of cultural
affairs shall provide all necessary administrative support for
the committee and shall administer the BB=61 fund.
Sec. 4. BB=61 FUND. A BB=61 fund is created in the
state treasury, to be administered by the department of
cultural affairs. The proceeds of the fund shall be used
for the purposes specified in section 2 of this resolution.
The department may accept gifts, grants, bequests, and
other moneys, including but not limited to state or federal
moneys, and in=kind contributions for deposit in the fund.
Notwithstanding section 12C.7, interest or earnings on moneys
in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Notwithstanding
section 8.33, any unexpended or unencumbered moneys remaining
in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to
the general fund of the state, but shall remain available
from the fund for expenditure by the department in succeeding
fiscal years for the purposes specified in section 2 of this
JOHN P. KIBBIE
President of the Senate
PATRICK J. MURPHY
Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that this joint resolution originated
in the Senate and is known as Senate Joint Resolution 2007,
Eighty=third General Assembly.
MICHAEL E. MARSHALL
Secretary of the Senate
Approved , 2010
CHESTER J. CULVER