At its February meeting, the Environmental Protection Commission will be asked to approve the final rules for the Chapter 81 rulemaking to incorporate the provisions of the Home Base Iowa Act passed last legislative session into Chapter 81. The new law requires all professional and occupational licensing boards, commissions, and other authorities subject to Iowa Code chapter 272C to adopt rules by January 1, 2015, on military service and veteran certification.
The rule amendments were presented to the stakeholders on October 3, 2014; approved at the EPC meeting on November 19, 2014; and published as a Notice of Intended Action was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on December 24, 2014. A public hearing was held on January 14, 2015, and the public comment period ended on January 15, 2015. No comments were received. The final rules are identical to the proposed rules. If approved, the rules become effective on April 22, 2015. See this webpage for the February 17th EPC Agenda: http://www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/BoardsCommissions.aspx