Chapter 8D, Code of Iowa

Code of Iowa, Chapter 8D - Chapter 8D is the chapter of the Code of Iowa that provides the authority, states the duties, and defines the procedures and processes the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission uses to govern the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). The Chapter was created in 1994.

Previously the network was administered by the Iowa Department of General Services, the Iowa Department of Management and Iowa Public Television.

Chapter 8D is more clearly defined by Chapter 751 of the Iowa Administrative Code (Administrative Rules). Items included in the Code of Iowa have been passed by both the Iowa House of Representative and the Iowa Senate and then signed by the Governor. Changes to the Code must work through the same legislative process. Learn how a bill becomes a law from the State of Iowa Legislative website.

ICN's authorized users, under Code of Iowa, include:

  • K-12 schools
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • State and Federal Government
  • National Guard Armories
  • Libraries

Administrative Rules

Iowa Administrative Code (Administrative Rules), Chapter 751 is the chapter of the Administrative Code that provides clarification for Chapter 8D of the Code of Iowa. Rules and rule amendments are developed by ICN staff, approved by the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) and then filed with the Governor’s Administrative Rules Coordinator.

The Administrative Rules process provides for public input on proposed rules.

The negotiated rule making process was used for Chapter 7 (Authorized Use and Users) of the ITTC Administrative Rules. In this process stakeholder entities collaborate to develop rules.

Executive Order 10

Pursuant to Executive Order 10, the Iowa Communications Network will be reviewing its existing Administrative Rules in accordance with the schedule below. More information about Executive Order 10 is available on the Department of Management’s website.

Phase 3 – December 31, 2026

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