Thursday, April 26, 2018

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  • Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

    Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes La...

    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 p ...

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

    Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanct...

    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 ...

  • 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 resid ...

  • 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 ...

House Moves to Protect Consumers Identity from Skimming Devices

House Moves to Protect Consumers Identity from Skimming Devices

The Iowa House passed legislation to help protect consumers from devices designed to skim or scan credit card numbers used at places like ATMs and gas pumps. While current Iowa la ...

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House Passes a 1-Year Plan to Assist Transportation Costs for Schools

House Passes a 1-Year Plan to Assist Transportation Costs for Schools

The Iowa House has passed a bill that would provide temporary relief of one year to schools with the highest transportation costs. Last year, the Senate passed a bill with a compr ...

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First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, February 16, 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 exc ...

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House Holds Public Hearing on Budget Cuts

House Holds Public Hearing on Budget Cuts

At the request of House Democrats, the House held a special public hearing on the proposed budget cuts from the Governor and Republican lawmakers. The public hearing was a chance ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 2260       Pesticides in Lakes. Creates a new civil penalty fo ...

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Statement from House Democrats on Governor’s Tax Plan

Statement from House Democrats on Governor’s Tax Plan

Statement from House Democrats on Governor’s Tax Plan Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee: “Before session began, House Democrat ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 1 – Wed. Feb. 7

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 1 – Wed. Feb. 7

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 1 – Wed. Feb. 7, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 2111       Controversies Involving Fence Viewers. Creates confl ...

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