Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

The legislature made several changes to stop domestic abuse this session, including mandatory minimums for repeat offenses of domestic abuse and better tracking and monitoring of ...

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2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

The Governor signed new protections for victims of human trafficking into law. Many of these protections will go into effect in July of this year. Senate File 2311 will increase p ...

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Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

The Justice Systems Budget Bill, House File 2450, provides funding for a variety of state agencies that are involved in protecting Iowans.  These agencies include the Board of Par ...

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Increase to Tax Credits for Volunteer Firefighters, EMT and Police

Increase to Tax Credits for Volunteer Firefighters, EMT and Police

The House voted this week to double the tax credit available to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs).  The credit is currently a $50 nonrefundable tax c ...

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House Votes to Increase Penalties for Kidnapping a Child

House Votes to Increase Penalties for Kidnapping a Child

By an overwhelming margin, the Iowa House voted to increase the penalties for kidnapping a child.  The bill is intended to address the Kathlynn Shepard kidnapping and murder from ...

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Iowa Law Changes Coming for Teen Drivers

Iowa Law Changes Coming for Teen Drivers

On January 1, 2014, two new laws will go into effect for new, young drivers. Currently, a new driver must carry an instruction permit for 6 months before applying for an intermedi ...

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Renewal Kiosks Available at Limited DOT Stations

Renewal Kiosks Available at Limited DOT Stations

After positive feedback at the Iowa State Fair, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is allowing Iowans to renew their driver’s licenses at special kiosks at DOT offices in Anke ...

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