Sunday, April 23, 2017

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  • Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017

    Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. ...

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 438         Housing Assistance from Veterans Trust Fund. States that money ...

  • Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017

    Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr....

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 617         IDALS Code Cleanup.  Iowa Department of Agriculture and La ...

  • Second Funnel: List of Bills

    Second Funnel: List of Bills

    On Friday, March 31, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the "funnel". While there are a few except ...

  • Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017

    Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar....

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 362          Animal Pathogens on Fairgrounds.  A state or county fair ...

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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Iowa Juvenile Home Investigation Meetings Scheduled

Iowa Juvenile Home Investigation Meetings Scheduled

In recent weeks, news reports have brought to light the treatment of children at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. These issues were brought forward after a site visit by the Disa ...

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