Bill Text: IA SF153 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to food banks, making an appropriation, and including effective and applicability dates.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-27 - Subcommittee: Costello, Carlin, and Ragan. S.J. 173. [SF153 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-SF153-Introduced.html
Senate File 153 - Introduced SENATE FILE 153 BY HOGG A BILL FOR An Act relating to food banks, making an appropriation, and 1 including effective and applicability dates. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1959XS (4) 89 pf/rn
S.F. 153 Section 1. FOOD BANKS —— APPROPRIATION. 1 1. Notwithstanding section 8.57, subsection 1, paragraph 2 “b”, of the surplus existing in the general fund of the state 3 at the conclusion of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, 4 there is appropriated to the department of human services for 5 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 6 2021, the following amount or so much thereof as is necessary, 7 for the purposes designated: 8 For distribution to the feeding America member food banks 9 located throughout the state: 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,000,000 11 2. The funds appropriated in this section shall be 12 distributed among the food banks based upon the percentage of 13 the state population of the service area of the specific food 14 bank. 15 3. At least twenty percent of the funds received by each 16 food bank shall be used to assist community partners in the 17 service area of the food bank. 18 4. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in 19 this section shall not revert to the general fund of the state 20 at the close of the fiscal year, but shall remain available for 21 the purposes designated. 22 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 23 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 24 Sec. 3. RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. This Act applies 25 retroactively to July 1, 2020. 26 EXPLANATION 27 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 28 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 29 This bill relates to food banks in the state and provides 30 an appropriation from the surplus in the general fund of the 31 state at the conclusion of the fiscal year ending June 30, 32 2020, to the department of human services for fiscal year 33 2020-2021. The funds appropriated are to be distributed to the 34 feeding America member food banks located throughout the state 35 -1- LSB 1959XS (4) 89 pf/rn 1/ 2
S.F. 153 based on the percentage of the state population of the service 1 area served by the specific food bank. At least 20 percent of 2 the funds received by each food bank shall be used to assist 3 community partners in the service area of the food bank. The 4 moneys appropriated shall not revert to the general fund at 5 the end of the fiscal year but are to remain available for the 6 purposes designated. The bill takes effect upon enactment and 7 is retroactively applicable to July 1, 2020. 8 -2- LSB 1959XS (4) 89 pf/rn 2/ 2
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