Suspension and reinstatement of state funds, ch 13
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to suspension and reinstatement of state funds and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Department of Management hereby proposes to adopt Chapter 13, "Suspension and Reinstatement of State Funds," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 8.6 and 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed rule making will establish procedures and guidelines to deny state funds to a local entity intentionally violating the provisions of 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481, [Iowa Code chapter 27A] and to reinstate eligibility to receive state funds when a local entity comes into compliance with Senate File 481. These rules establish the process by which the Department of Management receives a final judicial determination that the local entity is out of compliance with Senate File 481 and is ineligible to receive state funds and state funds are denied. These rules also establish the process by which the Department of Management receives the declaratory judgment that the local entity is in full compliance with Senate File 481 and is eligible to receive state funds and state funds are reinstated.
At this time it is not possible to estimate the total fiscal impact of 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481, sections 9 and 10, and Chapter 13.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Waivers may be requested of the Department for any discretionary part of this rule making pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 17A.
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 Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on October 16, 2018. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Department of Management
State Capitol, Room 13
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
October 24, 2018
9 to 11 a.m.
State Capitol, Room 116
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs.
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:
Adopt the following new 541—Chapter 13:
SUSPENSION AND REINSTATEMENT OF STATE FUNDS
541—13.1(87GA,SF481) Definitions. For purposes of this chapter:
"City" means a municipal corporation but does not include a county, township, school district, or any special-purpose district or authority.
"County" means an administrative subdivision in the state governed by a locally elected board of supervisors and may be comprised of subdivisions including cities, townships, school districts, or any special-purpose district or authority.
"Declaratory judgment" means a judgment issued by a district court declaring a local entity is in full compliance with 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481.
"Department" means the Iowa department of management pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 8.
"Final judicial determination" means a district court ruling on a civil action brought by the state attorney general's office finding a local entity to have violated the provisions of 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481.
"Fiscal year" means the time period beginning on July 1 and ending the following June 30 as defined in Iowa Code section 8.36.
"Governing body" means the mayor and city council of a city or the board of supervisors of a county.
"Local entity" means the governing body of a city or county and includes an officer or employee of a local entity or a division, department, or other body that is part of a local entity, including but not limited to a sheriff, police department, city attorney, or county attorney. "Local entity" does include local city and county boards and commissions in which membership in the board or commission is the result of an appointment by the city council or the county board of supervisors. "Local entity" does not include local city and county boards and commissions whose membership is determined by election or is specifically set forth by the Iowa Code. "Local entity" does not include multijurisdictional boards and commissions in which a city or county is one of multiple local government members.
"State agencies" means any boards, commissions, or departments, as defined by Iowa Code section 7E.4, or other administrative offices or units of the executive branch of the state.
"State funds" means those funds held by the state that originate from revenues, fees or receipts collected by the state and distributed to local entities. Funds held by the state that are not defined as state funds include:
1.Federal funds (unless provided to the state and awarded as a grant by the state).
2.Funds paid out per gubernatorial or presidential emergency proclamation.
3.Any revenue collected and administered by the state on behalf of a local entity due to a locally imposed tax, fee or fine.
4.Any state funds for the provision of wearable body protective gear used for law enforcement purposes.
5.Payment for public protection, utilities, or goods and services.
6.Payment of settlements.
7.Setoffs as defined by Iowa Code section 8A.504.
541—13.2(87GA,SF481) Denial of state funds. State funds shall be denied to a local entity pursuant to 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481, by all state agencies for each state fiscal year that begins after the date on which a final judicial determination that the local entity intentionally violated 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481, is made in a civil action brought pursuant to 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481, section 8.
13.2(1) The department will send written notification to all state agencies to deny state funds. Payments will continue to be made to the local entity until the beginning of the state fiscal year that begins after the date on which a final judicial determination is made, at which time payments will be denied.
13.2(2) If the local entity receives state funds through the county, the department will notify the county so that any needed changes may be made to apportionment systems for property tax credits, exemptions and replacements.
13.2(3) State agencies will contact federal granting agencies in writing to determine how to administer federal funds when state match funds are denied. State agencies may be required to discontinue drawing federal funds or issue repayments as instructed by federal granting agencies.
13.2(4) Funds will continue to be denied until the court issues a declaratory judgment declaring that the local entity is in full compliance with 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481.
541—13.3(87GA,SF481) Reinstatement of eligibility to receive state funds. Upon issuance by the court of a declaratory judgment declaring that the local entity is in full compliance with 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481, the local entity's eligibility to receive state funds is reinstated.
13.3(1) The department will send written notification to all state agencies to reinstate state funds. Payments will be reinstated to the local entity beginning on the first day of the month following the date on which the declaratory judgment is issued.
13.3(2) If the local entity receives state funds through the county, the department will notify the county so that any needed changes may be made to apportionment systems for property tax credits, exemptions and replacements.
13.3(3) State agencies will contact federal partners in writing to determine how to reinstate the drawdown of federal funds when state match funds are reinstated.
These rules are intended to implement 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 481.