Notice of Intended Action

Terminology—deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, 1.5(5)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to terminology

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Department of Cultural Affairs hereby proposes to amend Chapter 1, "Description of Organization," 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, 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2585.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendment changes language in relation to deaf and hard-of-hearing persons in accordance with the change enacted in 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2585.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making reflects a change of terminology and has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

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 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 Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2021. Comments should be directed to:

Kristen Vander Molen

Department of Cultural Affairs

600 East Locust Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.281.4228


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 action is proposed:

Amend subrule 1.5(5) as follows:

1.5(5) Facilities use. Resource protection is the underlying principle guiding the use of society facilities. This subrule sets forth conditions of public use which apply to all society facilities. Additional restrictions or exceptions pertain to specific facilities as listed in subrule 1.5(6).

a. and b. No change.

c. Pets. With the exception of those assisting the deaf and hard of hearing or visually impaired, pets shall be prohibited in society buildings. All pets on the grounds of any society facility shall be on a leash and under the direct supervision of the owner. The owner assumes all liability for pets brought onto the grounds of a society facility.

d. to f. No change.

Historical 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 5/25/2021.

Official Document

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 223-1.5(5) Rule 223-1.5(6)


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