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House Study Bill 81

HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON WAGNER) A BILL FOR 1 An Act permitting city utilities and certain cities to delegate 2 the authority to certify unpaid rates or charges for 3 collection by the county treasurer. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 2136HC (2) 84 aw/sc PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 384.84, subsection 4, paragraph a, 1 2 subparagraph (1), Code 2011, is amended to read as follows: 1 3 (1) Except as provided in paragraph "d", all rates or 1 4 charges for the services of sewer systems, storm water drainage 1 5 systems, sewage treatment, solid waste collection, water, 1 6 solid waste disposal, or any of these services, if not paid 1 7 as provided by ordinance of the council or resolution of the 1 8 trustees, are a lien upon the property or premises served 1 9 by any of these services upon certification to the county 1 10 treasurer that the rates or charges are due. The governing 1 11 body of a city utility may, by resolution, delegate to a 1 12 designee named in the resolution the city utility's authority 1 13 to certify unpaid rates or charges to the county treasurer. 1 14 The city council of a city that is contracting with a city 1 15 utility for joint billing or collection or both pursuant to 1 16 chapter 28E may, by ordinance, delegate to such city utility, 1 17 or the city utility's designee, the city's authority to certify 1 18 unpaid rates or charges to the county treasurer. 1 19 EXPLANATION 1 20 This bill relates to the certification to a county treasurer 1 21 of unpaid rates or charges due for the services of sewer 1 22 systems, storm water drainage systems, sewage treatment, solid 1 23 waste collection, water, or solid waste disposal. 1 24 The bill would allow for a city utility to delegate its 1 25 certification authority to a designee by a resolution of the 1 26 utility's governing board. The bill also allows for a city 1 27 council to delegate its certification authority, by ordinance 1 28 of the city council, to a city utility if it has contracted 1 29 with the city utility under Code chapter 28E for joint billing 1 30 or collection services, or to that utility's designee. LSB 2136HC (2) 84 aw/sc
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