Notice of Intended Action

Offset of county debts owed department, rescind ch 14

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to offset of county debts owed department

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Human Services Department (Department) hereby proposes to rescind Chapter 14, "Offset of County Debts Owed Department," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 217.6 and 234.6.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 217.6 and 234.6.

Purpose and Summary

The Department is proposing to eliminate Chapter 14 in its entirety. The process for offsets of debts owed to state agencies in this chapter is duplicative of the requirements in 11—Chapter 40 and the setoff procedures in Iowa Code section 8A.504. Because the Department of Administrative Services has established a process by which state agencies can participate in the offset program by identifying debtors who owe liabilities to that agency and offset those liabilities against claims owed to debtors by agencies, this chapter is no longer necessary.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making 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, pursuant to rule 441—1.8(17A,217).

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 April 12, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Nancy Freudenberg

Department of Human Services

Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor

1305 East Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114


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:

Rescind and reserve 441—Chapter 14.

Human Services Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 4/12/2022.

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