§ 17A.1 Citation and statement of purpose
§ 17A.2 Definitions
§ 17A.3 Public information — adoption of rules — availability of rules and orders.
§ 17A.4 Procedure for adoption of rules
§ 17A.4A Regulatory analysis
§ 17A.4B Jobs impact statement
§ 17A.5 Filing and taking effect of rules
§ 17A.6 Publications — copy of standards adopted by reference.
§ 17A.6A Rulemaking internet site
§ 17A.6B Agency fees internet site — notice.
§ 17A.7 Petition for adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules — periodic comprehensive reviews.
§ 17A.8 Administrative rules review committee
§ 17A.9 Declaratory orders
§ 17A.9A Waivers and variances
§ 17A.10 Informal settlements — waiver.
§ 17A.10A Contested cases — no factual dispute.
§ 17A.11 Presiding officer, disqualification, substitution
§ 17A.12 Contested cases — notice — hearing — records.
§ 17A.13 Subpoenas — discovery.
§ 17A.14 Rules of evidence — official notice.
§ 17A.15 Final decisions — proposed decisions — conclusiveness — review by the agency.
§ 17A.16 Decisions and orders — rehearing.
§ 17A.17 Ex parte communications and separation of functions
§ 17A.18 Licenses
§ 17A.18A Emergency adjudicative proceedings
§ 17A.19 Judicial review
§ 17A.20 Appeals
§ 17A.21 Inconsistency with federal law
§ 17A.22 Agency authority to implement chapter
§ 17A.23 Construction — delegation of authority.
§ 17A.33 Review by administrative rules review committee — priority.
§ 17A.34 Competition with private enterprise — notice for proposed rules.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 17A

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means each board, commission, department, officer or other administrative office or unit of the state. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Agency action: includes the whole or a part of an agency rule or other statement of law or policy, order, decision, license, proceeding, investigation, sanction, relief, or the equivalent or a denial thereof, or a failure to act, or any other exercise of agency discretion or failure to do so, or the performance of any agency duty or the failure to do so. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Agency member: means an individual who is the statutory or constitutional head of an agency, or an individual who is one of several individuals who constitute the statutory or constitutional head of an agency. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • ARC number: means the identification number assigned by the governor's administrative rules coordinator to each rulemaking document. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Contested case: means a proceeding including but not restricted to ratemaking, price fixing, and licensing in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by Constitution or statute to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for an evidentiary hearing. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Internet site: means a specific location on the internet that is determined by internet protocol numbers, by a domain name, or by both, including but not limited to domain names that use the designations ". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • License: includes the whole or a part of any agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter, or similar form of permission required by statute. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Licensing: includes the agency process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal, or amendment of a license. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: means each person or agency named or admitted as a party or properly seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization of any character other than an agency. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Provision of law: means the whole or part of the Constitution of the United States of America or the Constitution of the State of Iowa, or of any federal or state statute, court rule, executive order of the governor, or agency rule. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rule: means each agency statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, or that describes the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of any agency. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Rulemaking: means the process for adopting, amending, or repealing a rule. See Iowa Code 17A.2
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1