Thursday, April 26, 2018

Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

The Governor has signed into law a bill preventing practices that shamed students in school, if they could not pay ...

Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Last week, Governor Reynolds privately signed a controversial anti-immigration bill into law which takes effect Jul ...

Free Fishing Weekend in June

With the weather getting nicer people are excited to get outdoors to fish. People fishing over the age of 16 must h ...

Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200 ...

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Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

The Governor has signed into law a bill preventing practices that shamed students in school, if they could not pay their lunch debt. Iowa has become the ninth state to pass a law protecting children under these circumstances, and lawmakers in Louisia ...

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Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Last week, Governor Reynolds privately signed a controversial anti-immigration bill into law which takes effect July 1, 2018. While the bill is designed to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” in Iowa, there are no such cities in the state. The new law w ...

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Free Fishing Weekend in June

Free Fishing Weekend in June

With the weather getting nicer people are excited to get outdoors to fish. People fishing over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa fishing license. Fishing licenses for Iowa residents range from $9.50 for a one day license to $53 for a three year li ...

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Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200, takes steps to safeguard veterans from organizations wanting to charge individuals for benefit assistance, when veterans are entitled ...

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Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches Becomes Law

Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches Becomes Law

A bill that provides more protections for consumers that have their credit stolen became law recently. Senate File 2177 expanded options for consumers to get a security freeze, which is a notice placed in the consumer’s credit report that prohibits r ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 2429       Transportation Budget. Appropriates a total of $380,792,669 from both the Road Use Tax Fund(RUTF) and the Primary Road Fund(PRF). ...

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State Budget Remains Uncertain

State Budget Remains Uncertain

The scheduled date of adjournment has come and gone for the Iowa Legislature, but there is still a lot of work that remains on the state’s budget. The Iowa House took the first step in getting the budget completed by passing five budgets out of the H ...

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