Authorized use and users—state communications, 7.1
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION, IOWA
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to ICN authorized use and users and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission hereby proposes to amend Chapter 7, "Authorized Use and Users," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 8D.3(3)"b."
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 467.
Purpose and Summary
This rule making implements the statutory change made by 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 467, and authorizes the Iowa Communications Network to provide law enforcement communications systems should an appropriate authorized user of the network request such services.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Commission for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 751—Chapter 9.
Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Commission no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Amend rule 751—7.1(8D), definition of "State communications," as follows:
"State communications" refers to the transmission of voice, data, video, the written word or other visual signals by electronic means but does not include radio and television facilities and other educational telecommunications systems and services including narrowcast and broadcast systems under the public broadcasting division of the department of education, or the department of transportation distributed data processing and mobile radio network, or law enforcement communications systems.