SSB 1020 – Repeals the State Interagency Missouri River Authority
SSB 1020 repeals the State Interagency Missouri River Association (Chapter 28L), which was formed to seek consensus on issues impacting the Missouri River basin. Under current law, the Missouri River Association consists of representatives from the state executive branch. Iowa withdrew from the Missouri River Association of States and Tribes in 2011 and the Association has since disbanded.
[1/27: short form]
SSB 1021 – Repeals the Missouri River Preservation and Land Use Authority
SSB 1021 repeals the Missouri River Preservation and Land Use Authority (Authority). Currently, the Authority engages in comprehensive planning to preserve and restore the landscape adjacent to the Missouri River. The Authority must work with interested parties to develop plans and proposals and conduct public hearings on conservation, preservation and acquisition of land adjacent to the Missouri River. The bill eliminates the Missouri River Preservation and Land Use Authority and makes conforming changes to the Code. Any moneys remaining in their fund accounts must be transferred to the General Fund.
[1/27: 11-4 (No: Boulton, Celsi, Giddens, Jochum)]
SSB 1018 – Construction Manager at Risk
SSB 1018 prohibits fee-based selection of an architect, landscape architect or engineer for a public improvement. The bill explicitly prohibits the state Board of Regents from entering into a design-build contract to construct, repair or improve buildings or grounds. This provision takes effect upon enactment. A “design-build contract” means a single contract providing for both design services and construction services that may include maintenance, operations, preconstruction and other related services.
The bill allows a governmental entity to use a guaranteed maximum price contract for public improvement contracts and establishes the process for entering into a guaranteed maximum price contract. It lays out the procedures governing public disclosure of an intent to enter into a guaranteed maximum price contract, selection of an engineer, landscape architect or architect, a request for qualifications process, a request for proposals and selection process, and selection of trade contractors and material packages. The bill prohibits a governmental entity from entering into a design-build contract and prohibits a governmental entity from entering into a guaranteed maximum price contract for public improvements relating to highway and bridge construction.
[1/27: 10-5, party line]