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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27

By |2019-04-04T16:19:54-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 733         Hemp Regulation. Regulates the cultivation of industrial Hemp (passed House Ways and Means Committee 25-0) to House Ways and Means Calendar. SF 265          Sale of Mushrooms at Farmers Markets. Allows for the sale of certain times of [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20

By |2019-03-21T14:40:39-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Honey Creek Bonds.  Code clean-up for the repeal of the Honey Creek Bond Authority as all the bonds have been paid off. (passed Committee 24-0) to House Appropriations Calendar. Commerce HF 426         Insurance Division Bill. Updates criminal [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13

By |2019-03-14T13:04:06-05:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 519          Agriculture Facility Trespass. Individuals who use deception to obtain access to ag production facilities can be criminally charged. (passed House 65-32) to Governor. HF 733         Hemp Regulation. Regulates the cultivation of industrial Hemp (passed committee 21-1) to [...]

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

By |2019-03-11T10:38:45-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

On Friday, March 8, 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 exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee is dead for the year. Click to see the full [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 2 – Wed. March 6

By |2019-03-11T13:04:36-05:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 28 – Wed. March 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HSB 218      Implements of Husbandry Weight Limit. Raises weight limitations for some implements of husbandry (passed Committee 20-3) to House Calendar HSB 236      Agriculture Facility Trespass. Individuals who use deception to obtain access to ag production facilities can be criminally [...]

Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

By |2019-03-06T10:28:30-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week.  After hearing from Iowans frustrated by the growing influence of special interests in the Legislature, lawmakers developed the agenda for the legislative session to put everyday Iowans back at the front of the line again. In recent years, the Governor and [...]

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