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Governor Culver Signs Bill Standardizing Weopon Permit Process

By |2010-04-29T09:37:54-06:00April 29th, 2010|Categories: Public Safety|

Governor Chet Culver today signed into law Senate File 2379, legislation that standardizes the weapon permit process across Iowa. Iowa has historically been a "may issue" state, meaning that decisions on whether to issue an individual a permit to carry a weapon were made at the local level at the sheriff’s discretion, with inconsistencies among counties. [...]

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, [...]

HOUSE APPROVES TEXT MESSAGING BAN

By |2010-02-26T10:37:23-06:00February 26th, 2010|Categories: Public Safety|

Des Moines, Iowa - On a bi-partisan 64-31 vote, the Iowa House today approved a ban on text messaging while driving. "After teaching students about responsibility on our roadways for 30 years, I understand the dangers of distracted driving and I'm gald we were able to work together to ban texting while driving. The commone sense [...]

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN CLEARS KEY COMMITTEE

By |2010-02-09T17:48:20-06:00February 9th, 2010|Categories: Public Safety|Tags: , , |

The House Transportation Committee today approved a ban on texting while driving."After teaching students to drive for 30 years, I understand the dangers of distracted driving and know the importance of responsibility on our roadways. The common sense, bi-partisan bill we approved today will prevent accidents and save lives," said State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who helped [...]

Legislation to protect pets and pet owners moves forward

By |2010-01-25T11:58:16-06:00January 25th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Bill Summary, Featured, Public Safety|Tags: , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Rwhzi6xgY[/youtube]Key legislators in the Iowa House and Senate today released legislation designed to better protect pets and pet owners from irresponsible pet breeders. A key provision will increase the number of state inspectors to respond to animal health and safety complaints involving USDA licensed facilities. "This bill is compromise, but it is a good one," said [...]

Gov. Culver issues emergency proclamation for Carroll, Cass and Sac counties

By |2010-01-22T10:43:29-06:00January 22nd, 2010|Categories: Events, Featured, Public Safety|Tags: , , , , |

Governor Culver issued an emergency proclamation for Carroll, Cass and Sac counties yesterday, January 21, 2010.  The proclamation allows state resources to be used in response to the ice storm that hit the area earlier this week.  "The severe winter weather that hit our state this week has left many Iowans without power," said Governor Culver.  [...]

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