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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa In Legislature Key Solons Back Old Capitol Bill Sen. Tom Riley lly Frank Nye DES MOINES legislators who hold the pursestrings told The Gazette Wednesday they look with favor on the request for to make Old Capitol building at Iowa City structu- rally sound for restoration pur- poses. The money also would go to fi- nance an entrance ramp for handicapped persons, an eleva- tor and a sprinkler system. State. Sen. Lucas DeKoster chairman of the .sen- ate appropriations commiilce, said: "I don't know about the amount. But it would b c a shame to let the building col lapse, I notice the money would go for more than support for the building for a ramp, an ele- vator and a sprinkler system, all of which are worthy." Hep. Charles Grasslcy (R- New chairman of the bouse appropriations commit- tee, observed that: "We ought to do what we can to preserve the landmark. The only thing that we ask as legis- lators is that we be presentee with some alternatives." Stale Sen. Tom Riley Cedar chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on education, expressed this view: "Old Capitol means more to me than any other building I can think of. It is the past as well as the present of Iowa. I support the appropriation to make sure it is a part of the fu- ture of Iowa." State Rep. Robert Kreamer (R-Des chairman o the house appropriations sub- committee on education, said: "These types of proposals are more attractive to me because they are one-shot expenditures. They make for more intelligenl use of the stale's surplus." lave both wheels in constant contact with the road surface. 81 To senate. IIF1118, To require thai jrates covering city storm ;ewers be so constructed that >icyclcs can pass over them safely or lie painted red or yellnw. 58-36. 'fa .senate. To require counties to advertise a public sale in a icnoral circulation newspaper Before, selling public property. 89-3. To senate. Introduced In House To require specific authorization from Ihe legis- lature before any state instilu- ;ion can be closed or discontin- ued. Daggctt and two others. HF1137, To remove nu- merous references to tbo sex of persons from Ihe Iowa Code. Lipsky and Iwo olhers. IIF1138, To repeal a section of law authorizing the Iowa conservation commission to re- quire commercial fishermen to post a bond when under con- tract to remove rough fish from state waters. Freeman. DOT Bill A bill to establish a slate department of transportation (DOT) probably will go before the Iowa senate late next week or the week after. Senate Majority Leader Clif ton Lamborn (R-Maquoketa) made Hie prediction Wednesday after the senate state govern ment committee approved the! bill on a 7-5 vote. E-TV Funds An appropriation to fund the remaining four major transmit- ters for Iowa educational televiT sion cleared its first two legisla- tive hurdles Wednesday. The senate appropriations committee and its house coun- terpart voted unanimously to approve a bill to appropriate million -to purchase the transmitters and install them. Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids) said the Sioux City transmitter, Channel 27, could be operating by fall. The other three transmitters would be Channel 36, Red Oak; Channel 46, Fort Dodge; and Channel 24, Mason City. Grafes A bill to protect bicyles from storm sewer grates was passed 58-36 by the Iowa house Wednes- day. It would require that such grates installed after next July 1 be so constructed that bicycles and other narrow-wheeled vehi- cles can pass over "them safely. Those in place before that date would have to be painted red or yellow so that bicyclists can easily see and avoid them. The bill now goes to Ihe senate. Rep.- Arthur Small (D-Iowa who introduced -the bill, said such grates present a major traffic hazard for bicyc- les. He said more and more peo- ple are riding bicycles and they need prelection against storm sewer grntcs. Other Bills Bills in (he Tnwa Icfn'sliilurc Wednesday: Passed by House IIF1103, To require that motorcycles on the highways Shf CMmr ffiayite fecilr Ellabllshcd In HUby The Goiollc torn! published dally and Sunday at Tlllrd AVB. SE, Ccdbr Iowa M. Second Class Position paid 01 lar Rapids, lowo. Suhscrlpllon rnljTbv wrrter ccnls o week. By moll: Hlolil cd Ion and Sunday ft Issues H.35 o month. 5 year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 riiUM J2. HF1133, To require com- mercial fisherman lo make quarlerly repoiis lo Ihe Iowa conscrvalion commission. Natu- ral resources commiltee. HF1140, To repeal Ihe quirement that the chief ot the beer and liquor enforccmenl division be an altorney. Slate government committee. JIF1141. To repeal the re- quiremenl for Iowa conserva- lion commission inspection of live bail used in stale-owned artificial lakes. Natural re- sources committee. 1'asscil by Senale SF1013, To sel the slate speed limit 'at 55 mph. 37-10 To governor. Introduced in Senate SF1102, To prohibit membersj of governing boards of urban renewal agencies from having personal interests in urban re- newal projccls. Andersen. SF1103, To permit veteri- nary students to work under the supervision of a veterinary medicine instructor or a li- censed veterinarian. Agricul- ture. SF1104, To appropriate million lo complete the Volga Lake project. Keying and 17 others. SF1105, To raise Ihe pay of the grand jury clerk in counties with a population of or more to Shaw. SF110G, To exempt religious institutions and their educa- Notes by Frank Nye tional facilities, and societies from the religion section of tile Iowa unfair em- ployment practices .standards. Hansen and four others. SM107. To autnurizc Ihe state board for vocational reha- bilitation to operate under leg- islation enacted by congress in 1973. Schools. SF110S, To exempt proposed road or bridge projects under from Ihe requirement for advertising and public let- ling. County government. SF1109, To permit an indi- vidual to import IS gallons nf liquor into Ihe slate for per- sonal use. Gluba. SF1110. To permit the stale lo pay interviewing expenses and moving expenses for pro- fessional employes. Doderer. SF1111, To permit Polk counly lo hire supervisory per- sonnel in Ihe juvenile court department. Palmer and Ihrce others. SFI112, To appropriate million lo dredge Black Hawk, Blue and Silver lakes. Scbaben and three others. SF1113, To change the dale from July 1 lo Aug. 1 when used car dealers musl pay Ihe second inslallmcnt of the cur- rent annual registration fee. Priebc. SF1114, To appropriate million to finance an experi- mental project in the produc- tion of methane gas. Heying. SF1115, To permit the stale geologist to require reports from energy suppliers and dealers. Milligan and four others. Free Concert IOWA CITY The Elec- t e r o n i c Music Studio present a concert Sunday at 8 p.m. at the University of Iowa's Clapp recital hall. All works on the program are new composi- tions and will receive first per- formances at the concert. Ad- mission to the program is free, with no tickets required. 30 YEARS AGO It was es- timated that Japan sacrificed troops in the brief Ameri- can campaign against Kwaja- lein atoll without exacting even a token toll from the U.S. force.
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