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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa In Legislature Bid To Tap Fuel Funds Set By Val G. Corley DES M01NES (AC) Car registration fees and fuel taxes could be used to develop bus, train and barge systems undei a proposed constitutional amendment introduced in the senate Tuesday. Under a 1942 change in the constitution( motor vehicle fees and fuel taxes can be used only for the construction, mainte- nance and supervision of public highways. Sen. Minnclte Dodcrer (D- Iowa sponsor of the amendment, said the change must be made "if we're going to actually have a Depart- ment of Transportation." The DOT, one of Gov. Robert Ray's priority measures, would combine the current highway commission, aeronautics com- mission, reciprocity board and some sections of the public safe- ty department. Long Range Planning It would provide long range planning and construction of all forms of transportation, includ- ing highway, rail and river transportation. Mrs. Doderer said the DOT would be unable to operate unless the current road use tax fund could be tapped for other modes of transportation. "We cannot support mass transportation out of the gen- eral fund there's not enough she said.' Mrs. Doderer said that if the road money could not be used for other means of transpor- tation, "the highways will be so burdened with trucks, the pas- senger car will be a lost item on the interstate highways." "We've got to divert some of the money from the highway fund so we can divert some of the needs for she said. Mrs. Doderer said the Ray has budgeted for the DOT QJlte (Btte Capita ferfte Established In 18B3 by The Gorerje Co. and published dally and Sunday at 500 Third Avc. SE, Cedar Rapids. Iowa 52406. Second Class Postage paid at Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Subscription rates by carrier 85 cents o week. By mall: Night edition and Sunday o issues a month, S24 a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 issues S2.50 a month, 525 a year. Other states and U.S. territories a year. No mall subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- sively to the use tor republicatlon of all the local news printed in this newspa- per as well as all AP news dispatches. would only get the department organized and let U begin plan- ning. "Bunch of Specialists" Without releasing the road money, three years from now the DOT will be "nothing except a bunch of specialists frantical- ly planning something with no Mrs. Doderer said. She said the money would not need to be released until three years from now but it takes that long to change the constitu- tion. Both the house and senate would have to approve the amendment this year and again in cither 1975 or 1976 for it to go on the ballot in the 1976 general election. Mrs. Doderer believes her proposal has little chance of passing. "Bunch of Phonics" "Nobody's going to be for it, which means we're all a bunch of she said. "We're going to tell everyone we created a DOT and our woes are she said. But Mrs. Doderer said three years later there will be an or- ganization with plans and no money to carry them out. Other Bills Bills in the Iowa legislature Monday: 1'assed by Senate S F1121, To appropriate for the secretary of slate to print copies ut Die elec- tion laws. 47-0. To house. SF1059. To tax lorcst and fruit tree reservations retroac- tively for five years if they are taken out of t: 34-10. To house. IIJ1U3, To amend the con- stitution relating to the appro- priation of fines. 47-0. To be placed on the general election ballot. SF185, To permit deductions for the cost of sale of real es- tate for inheritance tax pur- poses. 4G-0. To house. SF1101, To delay the home rule act one year. 4G-0. To house. IIF33, To permit relirei supreme court justices to serve temporarily on the bench. 45-0 To governor. Introduced in Senate SF1138, To establish, an Iowa Housing Development Authority. Gluba and 30 others, others. SF1139, To raise the mileage rate paid legislators and state employes from 10 cents to If cents per mile. Ways anc means. SF1140, To require state li- LegisfafiVe Notes by Frank Nye Doesn't File a Bill, but Solon Lays Down the Law DES MOINES State Sen. Elizabeth Miller (R-Marshall- town) exercised a woman's prerogative and laid down a little law the other day without even introducing a bill. She received an invitation to attend the Middlewest Con- ference on State Land Use Legislation: Issues and Opinions, in Chicago, March 14-16, with expenses paid by the sponsoring Conservation Foundation and The Citizens Advisory Com- mittee on Environmental Quality. Sen. Miller, chairman of the Iowa interim land use policy study committee's subcommit- tee on critical areas, was so delighted with the invitation that she marched over to.Senate Republican Leader Clifton Lamborn (R- Maquoketa) to get permission to -be absent from the legislature those three days. NYE "I'm not asking she smiled determinedly, "I'm telling you. I'm going." n D a Legislative Ladies THE Iowa Legislative Ladies League will fete husbands 1 and elected state officials at a banquet starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 18_at Ramada Inn downtown in Des Moines. Banquet chairwoman is Mrs. Clifton Lamborn whose hus- band is senate leader as noted above. So you can be assured the legislature will adjourn on time for this one. iiuur stores to accept personal checks. Dlouin. 8F1141, To create a state de- par tin en I of transportation. government. 1'assed by House SI-'SU, To require promoters of I) o x i 11 g and wrestling matches to have been Iowa res- idents for three years, and clubs or corporations promoting such matches to have at least 10 members who have been Iowa residents for one year. U7- 27. Returns to senate for action on amendments. HF1072, To make it unlawful for persons from other states to buy Iowa resident hunting or fishing licenses. 70-7. To senate. Introduced in House HF1JCO, To authorize the ju- venile court judge in counties of population or more to appoint a director of court services and other supervisory personnel. Bittlc and six others. IIF11G1, To permit the Iowa civil rights commission to issue subpoenas in investigations, seek temporary injunctions and refer complaints to local civil rights commissions. Hargrave and Keadinger. IIF11G2, To repeal the statu- tory right of a respondent to recover damages from the Iowa civil rights commission if a complaint is filed without rea- sonable grounds. Hargrave and two others. 1IF11C3, To permit licensed game breeders to sell any game bird or animal for use as food. Natural resources committee. IIF11C4 To prohibit smoking in public buildings or vehicles. Cusack. HF11G5, To require the state Sen. Minnette Doderer J to contract Amtrak for rail passenger service between Dubuque and Sioux City or be- tween Dubuque and Council Bluffs. Happ and 35 others. IIF11G6, To permit a retailer to have both Class B and Class C beer permits. Norpel. HF11G7, To appropriate million for dredging of Black Hawk lake, Blue lake and Silver lake. Miller of Rock- well City and 14 others. HF1168, To require landlords who require a damage deposit to place the money in escrow and pay interest of 5 percent a year. Palchctt and three others. 1IF11G9. To make'it unlawful to deposit litter on public or private property or in lakes and streams. Freeman. l-'ino, To liar from evi- dence in a trial for rape, sodo- my or incest estimony about a complaining witness' past sex- ual conduct or reputation. Mon- roe. HF1I71, To require the Iowa commerce commission to en- force federal railroad safety regulations to the extent neces- sary to qualify for federal funds. Krause and 15 others. HF1172, To legalize pari-mu- tuel horse race betting in Iowa. Caffrey. IIF11 7 3, To appropriate to the secretary of state to print copies of the election laws. Appropriations commit- tee. II F11 7 4, To appropriate for repair and recon- struction of the state eapitol. Appropriations committee. IIF11 7 5 To appropriate to extend the Iowa Educational Broadcast Network to all areas of the state. Appro- priations committee. HF117G, To permit the state fire marshal's office to issue a conditional certificate of com- pliance with fire safety regula- tions to health care facilities that are trying to comply. Human Resources Committee. HF1177, To provide for re- ciprocal enforcement of court orders against insurers. Com- merce committee. Speech Contest OXFORD JUNCTION The second district American Legion oratorical contest will be held in the multipurpose room of the el- ementary school here Wednes- day. Students from Linn, John- son, Jackson, Jones, Scott, Clin- ton and Dubuque counties v compete. OK On All Unfinished Furniture (In-Stock) Ends Sal. Feb. 16th YOUR COMPLETE DECORATING CENTER PAINT and WALLPAPER "Since 7900" .FREE pSS" 3335th An. 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N.E., 393-5565 WILLY'S Floral Designs, Inc., 35011st Ave. S.E., 363-2675 BLAIR'S Flower Shop, 331 7th Ave., Marion, 377-8239 FLOWERS BY PRESTIDGE, 3415 Mt. Yemen Rd. S.E., 365-7334 NOVOTNY Flowers, R.R. 1, Cedar Rapids, 365-1757 TOMAN Florist Gift Shop, 615 Center Point Road N.E., 364-8139 PIERSON'S Flower Shop Greenhouse, 1800 Ellis Blvd. N.W., 366-1826 LEWELLEN Florist, 121 Town Country Shopping Center, 364-2146 Free Delivery DUE TO THE ENERGY CRISIS WE SUGGEST YOU ORDER EARLY TO ENSURE PROPER DELIVERY. Gross Aide Joins Race For Third District Seat CEDAH FALLS B. Case, noting lie's been told 'that 1974 isn't an ideal year !or a said Tuesday U- will run for the liepublican .lomination for Iowa's Third dis- :rict congressional post held by retiring Hep. H. It. Cross. Case was a top assistant to jross, a Republican, for more nan 17 years before returning to Iowa in 1971 to become di- rector of the Dts Mcines field office cf the U.S. department of commerce. Case returned to Gross' staff July 1, 1972, and has since served 'as the congressman's district coordinator hcadquar-. tcrcd at Waterloo. Case said lie will leave Gross' payroll March 1 "to campaign Full time for the position." Not Unexpected Case's announcement in Ce- dar Falls wasn't unexpected. He ind indicated for several months that he might seek the G.O.P. nomination if Gross decided not to 7-un. Gross said Jan. 17 he would not seek re-election to the post he's held since 1948. "Some of my friends have suggested that 1974 is not the ideal year for a Republican to seek election to Case said. "I suspect they 'are right, but I have too much faith in the intelligence and common sense of Third district voters to believe that they will hold an individual Republican candi- date for congress accountable for the disgraceful activities of a small group of political illit- erates in Washington." 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