Notice of Intended Action

Artsafe and art in state buildings programs, rescind chs 12, 13

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to fine arts programs

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Arts Division hereby proposes to rescind Chapter 12, "Artsafe Program," and Chapter 13, "Art in State Buildings Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 303.1A.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2017 Iowa Acts, Senate File 516.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making rescinds the Artsafe program, which implemented Iowa Code sections 304A.21 to 304A.29 authorizing the Arts Division to provide State of Iowa indemnification to eligible nonprofit Iowa organizations against loss or damage during the exchange, transportation, or exhibition of eligible art and artifacts. The amendments also rescind the Art in State Buildings program, which implemented Iowa Code sections 304A.8 to 304A.14 requiring state agencies and departments to reserve one-half of 1 percent of the total cost of state construction projects for the acquisition of fine arts in state buildings.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa. It removes rules for programs that no longer exist.

Jobs Impact

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 Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the DCA no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 22, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Chris Kramer

Department of Cultural Affairs

600 East Locust Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.281.3223


Public Hearing

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 actions are proposed:

Item 1. Rescind and reserve 222—Chapter 12.

Item 2. Rescind and reserve 222—Chapter 13.

Arts Division

This Organization is a part of the Cultural Affairs Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 1/22/2019.

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