Commissioners' Meeting "Approved" Minutes - February 7, 2020

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Approved Minutes – Meetingofthe Iowa Civil Rights Commission, February 7, 2020


I.                   Roll Call -  

Commissioners:,Patricia Lipski (Vice-Chair), Marcelena Ordaz, Sam Kooiker (by phone), Justin Johnston (by phone).



II.                 Recognition of Staff, Public, and Press

Staff:Elizabeth A. Johnson (Executive Director), Andrew Greenberg (CRS), Tom Collins (CRS), Amy Quail (CRS), Emigdio Lopez-Sanders (CRS), Anne Johnson (CRS)


III.              Approval of Minutes -

Minutesfrom meeting on October 11, 2019presented.Motion toapprove asmadebyCommissioner Kooiker,secondedbyCommissioner Ordaz.Motion carried.


IV.              Adoption of Proposed Rule (Appendix A, Form 1 – Health Care Professional Form)

            Commissioners discussed edits that had been incorporated since last discussion and approved of the edits.  CRS Andrew Greenberg explained the next steps in the administrative process for moving the form forward.  Motion to adopt the form as amended was made by Commissioner Ordaz, seconded by Commissioner Kooiker. Motion carried.


VII.      CommissionersReports–

a.                   CommissionerLipski: Nothing to report.

b.                  Commissioner Ordaz: Nothing to report

c.                   Commissioner Kooiker: Nothing to report

d.                  Commissioner Johnston: Nothing to report


V.      Executive Director’sReport

a.                   Status of Federal Contracts: EEOC contract production is behind but historically in line with where we normally are; HUD contract production is very slightly behind but historically in line with where we normally are.

b.                  Outreach: efforts are underway for planning outreach for 2020, including outreach in connection with fiftieth anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

c.                   Symposium – April 3, 2020 at Paririe Meadows

d.                  Outreach Update.

e.                   Notice of Intended Action for amending administrative rules.


VI.     Nextmeeting scheduled for March 27, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. Locationtobeannounced.


VII.    Call to adjourn. Motion to approve as made by Commissioner Kooiker, seconded by Commissioner Johnston. Motion carried.