WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 519 Agriculture Facility Trespass. Individuals who use deception to obtain access to ag production facilities can be criminally c ...Read More »
On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 28 – Wed. March 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HSB 218 Implements of Husbandry Weight Limit. Raises weight limitations for some implements of husbandry (passed Committee 20-3) to House Calend ...Read More »
Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week. After hearing from Iowans frustrated by the growing influence of special interests in the Legislature, lawmakers developed the agenda for the legi ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 21 – Wed. Feb. 27, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HSB 173 Beginning Farmer Tax Credit. Modifies the beginning farmer tax credit program and returns the tax credit level to $12 million annually. ...Read More »
The way Iowa selects judges has been a model for the nation for decades. It’s a merit based selection process that is fair, impartial, and non-partisan. The system was put in place in 1962 when our Iowa Constitution was updated to require vacancies ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 14 – Wed. Feb. 20, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 307 Transportation Equity. Appropriates $19 million to the Transportation Equity Fund under the Department of Management, and establish ...Read More »
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