Thursday, June 29, 2017

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  • Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, a ...

  • FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR IOWA HOUSE

    FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRA...

    Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribl ...

  • Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

    Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target...

    In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a cri ...

  • Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - speci ...

Corn Checkoff Updates Get Signed Into Law

Corn Checkoff Updates Get Signed Into Law

Expanding foreign markets and uses of Iowa’s corn crop, which improves Iowa’s economy, will be the result of legislation adopted by the Iowa House this week, if it becomes law. Un ...

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Celebrating 25 Years of REAP

Celebrating 25 Years of REAP

The Iowa House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution this week commending all Iowans who have contributed their time, energy, and commitment to ensure the success of ...

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Bill Summary: HF 2289 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/ Drones

Bill Summary: HF 2289 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/ Drones

HF 2289 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/ Drones Summary The bill adds language to the definition of “course of conduct” under stalking (chapter 708.11) so that it would be illegal to use ...

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Lawmakers to File Emergency Bill on Propane Crisis

Lawmakers to File Emergency Bill on Propane Crisis

To deal with a propane crisis that has more than doubled the price this week, State Representatives Joe Riding of Altoona and Todd Prichard of Charles City are filing an emergency ...

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New Laws for ATVs on Roadways Discussed

New Laws for ATVs on Roadways Discussed

A legislative interim committee was held to discuss the pros and cons of allowing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on Iowa roadways.  A group of ten legislators met to hear from repres ...

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New Biofuels Program will Expand E-30 and Biodiesel

New Biofuels Program will Expand E-30 and Biodiesel

A new biofuels pilot program called “Fueling Our Future,” has been created  to assist in expanding the market for biofuels blends. Federal and state dollars will be used to establ ...

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Additional Counties Added to Disaster Declaration

Additional Counties Added to Disaster Declaration

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared an additional 35 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas due to the drought. These additional counties include: Adai ...

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