Authority board—voting members, 1.3(2)
IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to number of voting members
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Iowa Finance Authority hereby proposes to amend Chapter 1, "General," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 16.5.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2536.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendments update rule 265—1.3(16) in accordance with changes included in 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2536, section 10. The legislation further refines the description of the Iowa Finance Authority Board by noting the number of voting members of the Board.
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 Authority for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 265—Chapter 18.
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 Authority no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 2, 2021. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Finance Authority
1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
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 subrule 1.3(2) as follows:
1.3(2) Authority board and staff. The powers of the authority are vested in and exercised by a board of nine voting members, appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the senate. The authority also includes one ex officio, voting member of the agricultural development board created in Iowa Code section 16.2C, who must be designated by that board. The ex officio, voting member designated by the agricultural development board shall serve at the pleasure of that board. The authority also includes four ex officio, nonvoting legislative members, as set forth in Iowa Code section 16.2(3). A chairperson, vice-chairperson and treasurer are elected annually by the members, generally at the July board meeting each year. Authority staff consists of an executive director, also appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the senate, and additional staff as approved by the executive director.