2010 Session Information

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High School Students Encouraged to be a Legislative Page

By |2010-09-30T09:03:39-06:00September 30th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Area high school students are encouraged to apply to be a legislative page to learn more about the legislative process in the Iowa House of Representatives for the 2011 Legislative Session. Pages provide invaluable assistance to Representatives and House staff by running errands, delivering messages, and distributing bills and amendments. Pages also “staff” committee meetings and [...]

New Laws Go Into Effect on July 1

By |2010-06-24T16:01:55-06:00June 24th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A number of new laws will go into effect on July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. Several changes were made during the 2010 legislative session that will affect Iowans, including new seat belt requirements for kids in the back seat, a ban on text messaging while driving, and new protections for victims of [...]

Governor Culver Signs Five Bills

By |2010-04-14T13:46:15-06:00April 14th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Health Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Senate File 2356 Directs DHS to amend the extension proposal for the IowaCare program to provide expansion population services through a phased in approach, utilizing the 14 Federally Qualified Health Centers statewide. Creates a mechanism to expand the IowaCare provider network to include private providers, and hospitals designated by the Department subject to availability of funds. [...]

Governor Signs Texting While Driving Ban

By |2010-04-05T12:06:13-06:00April 5th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Public Safety, Statehouse News|Tags: , , , |

Iowa Governor Chet Culver Thursday signed a ban on text messaging while driving that was co-authored by State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield. “After teaching students about responsibility and respect on our roadways for over 40 years, I’m proud that our plan to save lives and prevent accidents was signed by the Governor today,” said Hanson, [...]

Legislature responsibly balances budget without raising taxes while building groundwork for economic recovery

By |2010-03-31T13:07:10-06:00March 31st, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Budget, Education, Health Care, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

Legislative leaders yesterday said the shortened 2010 session of the Iowa Legislature succeeded in responsibly balancing the budget without raising taxes while laying the groundwork for Iowa’s economic recovery. “The lingering national recession has put almost every state budget in the red. In Iowa, that’s not the case. We’ve balanced the budget without increasing taxes on [...]

Balanced Budget, Education Top Priorities in Iowa House

By |2010-03-23T08:18:58-06:00March 23rd, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Budget, Education|

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa House today approved the blueprint for education next year that maintains key priorities in education while keeping the state budget balanced. “In these tough economic times, we know there are tough choices to make but we are keeping focused on priorities in education.  The blueprint we approved today will keep [...]

Bill Tracking

By |2010-03-19T12:31:42-06:00March 19th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information|

Appropriations HF 2518 Public Employees’ Retirement Systems. Makes changes to three of the four public employees’ pension systems.  Changes to the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) include changing the final average salary from the high three years to the high five years, increasing the age reduction penalty from 3% to 5% per year, and changing [...]

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