80E.1 DRUG POLICY COORDINATOR. 1. A drug policy coordinator shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate, and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The governor shall fill a vacancy in the office in the same manner as the original appointment was made. The coordinator shall be selected primarily for administrative ability. The coordinator shall not be selected on the basis of political affiliation and shall not engage in political activity while holding the office. The salary of the coordinator shall be fixed by the governor. 2. The coordinator shall: a. Direct the governor's office of drug control policy, and coordinate and monitor all statewide narcotics enforcement efforts, coordinate and monitor all state and federal substance abuse treatment grants and programs, coordinate and monitor all statewide substance abuse prevention and education programs in communities and schools, and engage in such other related activities as required by law. The coordinator shall work in coordinating the efforts of the department of corrections, the department of education, the Iowa department of public health, the department of public safety, and the department of human services. The coordinator shall assist in the development and implementation of local and community strategies to fight substance abuse, including local law enforcement, education, and treatment activities. b. Submit an annual report to the governor and general assembly by November 1 of each year concerning the activities and programs of the coordinator and other departments related to drug enforcement, substance abuse treatment programs, and substance abuse prevention and education programs. The report shall include an assessment of needs with respect to programs related to substance abuse treatment and narcotics enforcement. c. Submit an advisory budget recommendation to the governor and general assembly concerning enforcement programs, treatment programs, and education programs related to drugs within the various departments. The coordinator shall work with these departments in developing the departmental budget requests to be submitted to the legislative services agency and the general assembly.
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89 Acts, ch 225, §1; 2000 Acts, ch 1126, §1, 2; 2003 Acts, ch 35, §45, 49 Referred to in § 124.101 Confirmation, see § 2.32 80E.2 DRUG POLICY ADVISORY COUNCIL -- MEMBERSHIP -- DUTIES. 1. An Iowa drug policy advisory council is established which shall consist of the following fifteen members: a. The drug policy coordinator, who shall serve as chairperson of the council. b. The director of the department of corrections, or the director's designee. c. The director of the department of education, or the director's designee. d. The director of the Iowa department of public health, or the director's designee. e. The commissioner of public safety, or the commissioner's designee. f. The director of the department of human services, or the director's designee. g. The director of the division of criminal and juvenile justice planning in the department of human rights, or the division director's designee. h. A prosecuting attorney. i. A licensed substance abuse treatment specialist. j. A certified substance abuse prevention specialist. k. A substance abuse treatment program director. l. A justice of the Iowa supreme court, or judge, as designated by the chief justice of the supreme court. m. A member representing the Iowa association of chiefs of police and peace officers. n. A member representing the Iowa state police association. o. A member representing the Iowa state sheriffs' and deputies' association. 2. The prosecuting attorney, licensed substance abuse treatment specialist, certified substance abuse prevention specialist, substance abuse treatment program director, member representing the Iowa association of chiefs of police and peace officers, member representing the Iowa state police association, and the member representing the Iowa state sheriffs' and deputies' association shall be appointed by the governor, subject to senate confirmation, for four-year terms beginning and ending as provided in section 69.19. A vacancy on the council shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment was made. 3. The council shall make policy recommendations to the appropriate departments concerning the administration, development, and coordination of programs related to substance abuse education, prevention, treatment, and enforcement. 4. The members of the council shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and related expenses incurred in the discharge of official duties. Each member of the council may also be eligible to receive compensation as provided in section 7E.6. 5. The council shall meet at least quarterly throughout the year. 6. A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum, and a majority of the total membership of the council is necessary to act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the council.
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89 Acts, ch 225, §2; 2000 Acts, ch 1126, §3, 4; 2008 Acts, ch 1032, §167 Confirmation, see § 2.32 80E.3 NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL. Repealed by 2000 Acts, ch 1126, § 8.