Last week marked the halfway point of the 2012 session. With the Legislature’s first self-imposed “funnel” deadline last Friday, bills that were not approved by a House or Senate committee this week are “dead” for the year unless they are budget, taxation or oversight bills.

Agriculture

List of Eligible Bills

HF 481          Certain commodity check-offs not charged for audits (House Calendar)

HF 2092        Farmers markets – vendor annual permits (House Calendar)

HF 2292        Defines fish farms larger than 500,000 fish as confined animal feeding operations (House Calendar)

HSB 618        Process for referendum to increase the sheep per head check-off fee (House Calendar)

SF 2073         Persons no longer authorized to operate as a commercial breeder (Senate Calendar)

SF 2152         Land application of wastewater from on-farm processing operations (Senate Calendar)

SF 2172         Farrowing and gestating operation biosecurity (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3140      Numerous changes to Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship administration regulations (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3148      Certified veterinary assistants, certified veterinary technicians, and noncredentialed veterinary assistants (Senate Calendar)

Appropriations

All Bills in Appropriations Committee are Eligible

HF 2335        FY 2013 Justice Systems Budget (House Calendar)

HF 2336        FY 2013 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget (House Calendar)

HF 2337        FY 2013 Economic Growth Budget (House Calendar)

HF 2338        HF 2013 Judicial Branch Budget (House Calendar)

HSB 661        FY 2013 Health and Human Services Budget (House Appropriations)

SF 2217         Flood Mitigation Projects (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3173      FY 2013 Administration and Regulation Budget (Senate Appropriations)

SSB 3175      FY 2013 Transportation Budget (Senate Appropriations)

SSB 3181      FY 2013 Infrastructure and Capitals Budget (Senate Appropriations)

SSB 3187      FY 2013 Education Budget (Senate Appropriations)

FY 2013 Standings and Miscellaneous Provisions (Starts in the House)

Governor Action

SF 2007         National Guard Education Assistance FY 2012 Supplemental (signed, effective 1/31/12)

SF 2018         USS Iowa (signed, effective 2/1/12)

SF 2071         FY 2012 Supplemental (to Governor)

Commerce

List of Eligible Bills

HF 594          Prohibits condominium, apartment buildings, and city and county zoning ordinances from denying people the ability to fly the U. S. flag or post political signs six weeks prior to an election (House Calendar)

HF 2105        Requires the Insurance Commissioner to create a uniform application form for persons purchasing an individual health policy or contract of accident and health insurance; effective only if the same requirement in the federal Affordable Care Act does not go into effect  (House Calendar)

HF 2144        Expands the definition of ownership of transmission facilities to include non-contiguous states for municipal utilities (Passed House, on Senate Calendar)

HF 2145        Rewrites Iowa law pertaining to surplus line insurance to come into compliance with federal regulations (Passed House, on Senate Calendar)

HF 2146        Requires the notice to a mortgagee having a lien upon a property sold at a tax sale be sent by both regular and certified mail (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2170)

HF 2168        Authorizes banks to invest uninsured portions of a public fund in insured deposits (Passed House, on Senate Calendar)

HF 2242        Creates two exemptions to Iowa’s current statutory limit on the maximum number of years that property could be preserved in a trust, which is commonly referred to as the rule against perpetuities (House Calendar)

HF 2275        Authorizes the Secretary of State to designate an “Iowa start a business month” and either reduce or waive filing fees for start-up businesses during that month (House Calendar)

HF 2276        Technical and administrative changes regarding land surveyors (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2127)

HF 2301        Requires an owner of an alternate energy production facility to notify their utility before construction or installation of the facility (House Calendar)

HF 2307        Reduces the statute of repose period from 15 years to 10 years (House Calendar)

HF 2339        Insurance Division Omnibus Bill (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3066)

HF 2340        Credit Union Division Omnibus Bill (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3124)

HF 2342        Amends current law to allow for the auction of alcoholic spirits with a permit (House Calendar)

HF 2360        Specifies actions that an auctioneer can and cannot do if they are not licensed as a real estate broker when auctioning real property (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3064)

HF 2372        Banking Division Omnibus Bill (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2202)

HF 2375        Requires the Utilities Board to adopt rules regarding procedures and protocols for the measurement of stray voltage, and creates a stray voltage program (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2072)

HSB 533        Prohibits insurance companies from having different co-pay for chiropractors than other doctors (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2171)

HSB 592        Authorizes vendors of electronic devices such as cell phones to sell insurance covering specific types of loss (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2072)

HSB 599        Expands definition of cogeneration facilities that are eligible for tax credits to include natural gas cogeneration facilities (House Calendar)

SF 2042         Establishes the Iowa Health Benefit Marketplace Act (Senate Calendar)

SF 2072         Authorizes vendors of electronic devices such as cell phones to sell insurance covering specific types of loss (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2375)

SF 2127         Technical and administrative changes regarding land surveyors (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2276)

SF 2128         Requires certain group health insurance policies, contracts, or plans to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorders (Senate Calendar)

SF 2170         Requires the notice to a mortgagee having a lien upon a property sold at a tax sale to be sent by both regular and certified mail (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2146)

SF 2171         Prohibits insurance companies from having different co-pay for chiropractors than other doctors (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HSB533)

SF 2202         Banking Division Omnibus Bill (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2372)

SF 2210         Alcoholic Beverages Division Bill (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3064      Specifies actions that an auctioneer can and cannot do if they are not licensed as a real estate broker when auctioning real property (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2360)

SSB 3066      Insurance Division Omnibus Bill (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2339)

SSB 3124      Credit Union Division Omnibus Bill (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2340)

SSB 3158      Boiler inspections (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3159      Commercial breeders of dogs and cats to file financial responsibility papers (Senate Calendar)

Economic Growth

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2042        Requires jobs impact statements on all proposed rules (Passed House, in Senate Economic Growth)

HF 2043        State implementation of any federal policy, statute, or regulation cannot exceed the specific requirements of the policy, statute, or regulation (House Calendar)

HF 2237        Field of Dreams sales tax rebate (House Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to SF 2168)

HF 2284        Appropriates $1 million to the Economic Development Authority (EDA) to assist businesses in implementing Employee Stock Ownership Plans (Passed House, in Senate Appropriations Committee) (Companion to SF 2065)

HF 2287        Requires EDA and the Department of Revenue to develop and maintain a system to track all tax credits awarded by EDA (House Ways and Means Committee)

HF 2315        Creates a manufactured housing fund within the Iowa Finance Authority (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2226)

HF 2354        Makes technical changes to programs administered by EDA (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2212)

HF 2359        Creates an economic development program that allows a certified manufacturing supplier to make an income tax adjustment on their state taxes (House Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to SF 2251)

HSB 591        High Quality Jobs (Iowa Values Fund replacement) (House Ways and Means Committee) (Similar to SSB 3310)

HSB 648        Innovation Fund Tax Credits (House Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to SF 2227)

SF 2065         Appropriates $1 million to the Economic Development Authority (EDA) to assist businesses in implementing Employee Stock Ownership Plans (Senate Appropriations Committee) (Companion to HF 2284)

SF 2168         Field of Dreams sales tax rebate (Senate Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to HF 2237)

SF 2212         Makes technical changes to programs administered by EDA (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2354)

SF 2215         Competitive bidding in state business notification (Senate Calendar)

SF 2222         Requires American products be used for public improvements (Senate Calendar)

SF 2225         Creates a self-employment assistance program for individuals on unemployment (Senate Calendar)

SF 2226         Creates a manufactured housing fund within the Iowa Finance Authority (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2315)

SF 2227         Innovation Fund Tax Credits (Senate Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to HSB 648)

SF 2251         Creates an economic development program that allows a certified manufacturing supplier to make an income tax adjustment on their state taxes (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2359)

SF 2252         Urban Renewal Law shell bill (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3110      High Quality Jobs (Iowa Values Fund replacement) (Senate Ways and Means Committee) (Similar to HSB 591)

SSB 3178      Sales tax nexus legislation (Senate Ways and Means Committee)

Education

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2094        Board of Education Examiners Educator Misconduct (House Calendar)

HF 2102        Teacher of Record (House Calendar)

HF 2208        Board of Education Examiners Science and Teacher Alternative Licensure (House Calendar)

HF 2245        Allowable Growth Set in Odd Years (Passed House, in Senate Education Committee)

HSB 517        Education Improvement (House Calendar) (Similar, but not identical to SSB 3171)

HSB 647        Special Education Services Excess Costs (House Calendar)

SF 468           Nicotine Products on School Grounds Prohibited (Passed Senate, in House State Government Committee)

SF 2024         Community College Job Training Programs (Passed Senate, in House Appropriations Committee)

SF 2114         Allowable Growth set at 4% for FY 2014 (Passed Senate, in House Education)

SF 2115         Categorical Allowable Growth set at 4% for FY 2014 (Passed Senate, in House Education)

SF 2219         Early Intervention/Class Size Reduction Reauthorization (Senate Calendar)

SF 2220         Licensing of Schools of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and Barber Schools (Senate Calendar)

SF 2221         Background Checks for School Bus Drivers (Senate Calendar)

SF 2225         Child Abuse Reporting by Postsecondary Institutions and Whistle Blower Protection (Senate Calendar)

SF 2258         Internship Opportunities Website (Senate Calendar)

SF 2267         Postsecondary Educational Programs Oversight by the College Student Aid Commission (Senate Calendar)

SF 2268         Creating Outstanding Instructional Leader Pilots (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3171      Education Improvement (Senate Calendar) (Similar, but not identical to HSB 517

Environmental Protection

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2230        Requires an abstractor or attorney to indicate when land is part of a levee or drainage district (House Calendar)

HF 2348        Changes pollution prevention and waste management assistance provisions and requires a report on product stewardship (House Calendar) (Similar to SSB 3049)

SSB 3049      Changes pollution prevention and waste management assistance provisions and requires a report on product stewardship (Senate Calendar) (Similar to HF 2348)

Human Resources

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2036        Adds members to the Medical Assistance Advisory Council (House Calendar)

HF 2065        Requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to create a new funding pool for hospitals that receive Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments (House Calendar)

HF 2148        Eliminates the requirement for counties to submit a mental health three year strategic management plan by April 1, 2012 (House Calendar)

HF 2219        Implements training for school employees regarding diabetes management (House Calendar)

HF 2220        Requires study of other state level elder abuse laws (House Calendar)

HF 2226        Makes changes to the child abuse registry appeal process (Passed House, in Senate Human Resources Committee)

HF 2283        Establishes the Iowa Health Information Network (House Ways & Means Committee) (Companion to SF 2166)

HF 2305        Makes changes to Iowa Code to conform better to the Older Americans Act (House Calendar)

HF 2320        Allows for the reduction in the number of Area Agencies on Aging (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2250)

HF 2344        Updates terminology regarding intellectual disability (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2247)

HF 2345        Adds another factor for determining the best interest of a child in a child custody case, when a parent access to a child after knowing the person is a registered sex offender (House Calendar)

HSB 551        Updates laws relating to sex offenders in care facilities (House Calendar)

HSB 595        Establishes a new loan repayment plan for primary care physicians in rural Iowa (House Appropriations Committee)

HSB 622        Public Health omnibus bill (House Calendar)

HSB 623        Makes changes to the civil commitment process for involuntary mental health commitments (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3137)

HSB 646        Mental health and disability system redesign bill (House Appropriations Committee) (Similar to SSB 3152)

SF 2119         Removes name from child abuse registry after 10 years if no other incident occurs (Senate Calendar)

SF 2123         Updates controlled substance schedules (Senate Calendar)

SF 2158         Requires Medicaid to pay for speech pathology services (Passed Senate, in House Human Resources Committee)

SF 2159         Updates child support regulations to comply with federal law (Senate Calendar)

SF 2160         Allows nursing home resident on Medicaid to obtain private funding for a private room (Senate Calendar)

SF 2164         Makes changes to abuse records and employment at a care facility (Senate Calendar)

SF 2165         Increases circumstances to certify possibility of paternity (Senate Calendar)

SF 2166         Establishes the Iowa Health Information Network (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2283)

SF 2180         Authorizes DHS to implement an ongoing contract with providers regarding the Iowa Disaster Aid Individual Assistance Grant Program (Senate Calendar)

SF 2185         Increases the amount of physician assistants a doctor can supervise (Senate Calendar)

SF 2186         Modifies who can have Medicaid suspended while incarcerated (Senate Calendar)

SF 2188         Increases the renewal period for foster care licensing from one year to two years (Senate Calendar)

SF 2242         Modifies language regarding out-of-home placement of a child due to a court order (Senate Calendar)

SF 2243         Creates a licensed social work loan repayment program and fund (Senate Calendar)

SF 2248         Allows physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners to prescribe respiratory care (Senate Calendar)

SF 2250         Allows for the reduction in the number of Area Agencies on Aging (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2320)

SSB 3136      Updates terminology regarding intellectual disability (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2344)

SSB 3137      Makes changes to the civil commitment process for involuntary mental health commitments (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HSB 623)

SSB 3149      Requires Department of Public Health to administer a comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease response strategy (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3152      Mental health and disability system redesign bill (Senate Appropriations Committee) (Similar to HSB 646)

Governor Action

HF 2165        Establishes the use of I-POST forms (to Governor)

SF 2086         Ends the moratorium on regular inspections of state licensed nursing homes (signed, effective 2/22/12)

Judiciary

List of Eligible Bills

HF 539          Provides for the reservation of mineral rights held by railroads (House Calendar)

HF 624          Eliminates the ability of a creditor to reach a beneficiary’s interest in a spendthrift or discretionary trust in a claim against the beneficiary (House Calendar)

HF 604          Creates a rebuttable presumption in a custody case that it is in the best interests of a minor child to remain in the same educational setting as the child was enrolled in the immediately preceding school year (House Calendar)

HF 608          Removes the requirement for county attorneys to represent the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Juvenile Court (House Calendar)

HF 2010        Requires notification to potential foster parents by DHS when a foster child has a prior history of abuse against other children (House Calendar)

HF 2156        Prohibits employers from knowingly employing unauthorized aliens (House Calendar)

HF 2157        Requires the court to expunge records of dismissals when there is a deferred judgment and all related charges were dismissed (House Calendar)

HF 2238        Requires certain identity information be provided to children, or the children’s guardian, when there is a termination of parental rights and creates a crime of identity theft for a parent that fraudulently uses or attempts to use a child’s identification information after parental rights have been termination (House Calendar)

HF 2289        Changes the residency requirements for nomination and appointment of district judges and full-time associate juvenile judges to be from the judicial election district where the vacancy occurs, instead of current law requiring residency in the county of the vacancy  (House Calendar)  (Companion to SF 2100)

HF 2290        Updates the current Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act to changes made in the model act (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2260)

HF 2291        Eliminates the support for locally organized information dispute resolution centers in the office of prosecuting attorneys training coordinator of the Department of Justice (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2092)

HF 2308        Clarifies that a no-contact order can be entered or continued for a period of up to five years (House Calendar)

HF 2316        Gives credit for time served while on probation when a person is committed to an alternate jail facility or a community correctional residential treatment facility (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2209)

HF 2321        Updates the Iowa Uniform Commercial Code to reflect changes made in Article 9 of the model act (House Calendar)

HF 2326        Substantive Code Editors Bill (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3153)

HF 2327        Extends the requirement that creditors provide notice of availability of counseling and mediation services in foreclosures until July 1, 2013 (House Calendar)

HF 2328        Nonsubstantive Code Editors Bill (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2203)

HF 2331        Provides requirements for the use of global positioning devices (GPS devices) by peace officers (House Calendar)

HF 2351        Updates Iowa law to changes in the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2265)

HF 2367        Changes liability for an owner, lessee, or occupant of land to a trespasser, including liability for a highly dangerous artificial condition (House Calendar)

HF 2368        Allows for the issuance of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth (House Calendar)

HF 2370        Clarifies lis pendens proceedings to clear claims against property (House Calendar)

HSB 525        Updates the definition of child pornography to allow for additional charges for digital images and updates the definition of human trafficking to include knowingly purchase or attempt to purchase services involving sexual activity from a victim or another person involved in human trafficking  (House Calendar)

HSB 612        Relates to civil procedures, action, and remedies and frivolous claims (House Calendar)

HSB 637        Creates a framework for medical parole (House Calendar)

HSB 638        Modifies what constitutes identify theft and adds additional forms of identity theft to the criminal code (House Calendar)

HSB 653        Updates the “Iowa Business Corporation Act” to changes in the model act adopted by the American Bar Association (House Calendar)

SF 155           Removes requirement that an owner or interest holder in property file a timely and proper claim in an in rem forfeiture proceeding (Passed Senate, on House Calendar)

SF 335           Changes actions related to the consumer credit code and consumer credit transactions (Senate Calendar)

SF 380           Requires the sealing of juvenile delinquency records (Senate Calendar)

SF 2028         Prohibits employment discrimination of an unemployed applicant (Senate Calendar)

SF 2092         Eliminates the support for locally organized information dispute resolution centers in the office of prosecuting attorneys training coordinator of the Department of Justice (Passed Senate, on House Calendar) (Companion to HF 2291)

SF 2100         Changes the residency requirements for nomination and appointment of district judges and full-time associate juvenile judges to be from the judicial election district where the vacancy occurs, instead of current law requiring residency in the county of the vacancy  (Passed Senate, on House Calendar)  (Companion to HF 2289)

SF 2111         Relates to crime victim restitution and compensation, including restitution plan hearings, crime victim compensation, and the identity theft passport program (Senate Calendar)

SF 2203         Nonsubstantive Code Editors Bill (Passed Senate, on House Calendar) (Companion to HF 2328)

SF 2209         Gives credit for time served while on probation when a person is committed to an alternate jail facility or a community correctional residential treatment facility (Passed Senate, on House Calendar) (Companion to HF 2316)

SF 2260         Updates the current Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act to changes made in the model act (Passed Senate, on House Calendar) (Companion to HF 2290)

SF 2265         Updates Iowa law to changes in the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (Passed Senate, on House Calendar) (Companion to HF 2351)

SSB 3028      Requires anyone convicted of certain aggravated misdemeanors to submit a DNA sample (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3135      Changes requirements for insurance civil cases, including liability information, automobile liability information, medical malpractice actions, HIPPA personal representatives, and liability case expert witness disclosures  (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3153      Substantive Code Editors Bill (Passed Senate, on House Calendar) (Companion to 2326)

SSB 3154      Creates a criminal offense for solicitation to commit murder (Senate Calendar)

Governor Action

SF 93             Enhances the penalty for domestic abuse by impeding the breathing or circulation of another (signed; effective 7/1/12)

Labor

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2103        Reduces the time period new employers pay the new employer contribution rate from three years to one year (Passed House, in Senate Labor Committee)

HF 2104        Reduces the years of experience used to calculate an employer’s contribution rate for unemployment insurance from five to three (Passed House, in Senate Labor Committee)

HF 2227        Makes changes to the child labor form and the requirements for the form (House Calendar)

HF 2363        Federal unemployment insurance conformity regarding fraudulent overpayment (House Calendar)

Local Government

List of Eligible Bills

HF 524          Appraiser Fund Consolidation (Passed House, on Senate Calendar)

HF 2006        County and City Conference Boards (House Calendar)

HF 2101        Land Surveyor Corner Certificate (Passed House, on Senate Calendar)

HF 2178        Special Property Assessments (House Calendar)

HF 2221        Commercial or Residential Building Dual Classification (House Calendar)

HF 2231        Memorial Hospital Commissioners Residency Qualifications (House Calendar)

HF 2322        County Supervisors Redistricting (House Calendar)

HF 2369        Burial Transit Permit (House Calendar)

HSB 632        Ankeny Legalizing Act (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3180)

HSB 651        Rural Water Districts Open Records (House Calendar)

HSB 659        Rural Water Districts Annual Meeting (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2146)

SF 413           Emergency Management Commission Financial responsibilities (Passed Senate, on House Calendar)

SF 2137         Property Taxes from a Joint County-City Building Deposited in Separate Accounts (Senate Calendar)

SF 2146         Rural Water District Annual Meeting (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HSB 659)

SF 2240         Treasurers Duties on Real Property and Installment Payments of Delinquent Taxes (Senate Calendar)

SF 2266         Natural Gas Extension Bonding (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3180      Ankeny Legalizing Act (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HSB 632)

Natural Resources

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2334        Combination hunting and fishing licenses (House Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to SF 2167)

HF 2343        Pheasant population studies and reports (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2235)

HJR 2001      Nullification of administrative rule requiring non-toxic shot while hunting mourning doves (Passed House, on Senate Calendar)

HSB 565        Definitions of ATVs for trail use (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3001)

HSB 615        Updates snowmobile, ATV, and personal watercraft regulations (House Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to SF 2223)

HSB 616        Updates to various conservation and recreation duties under DNR (House Calendar) (Companion to SSB 3052)

SF 2017         Use of leashed dogs while tracking wounded deer (Senate Calendar)

SF 2068         Civil penalties for killing bald eagles (Senate Calendar)

SF 2113         Identification of ownership of deer blinds or stands (Senate Calendar)

SF 2167         Combination hunting and fishing licenses (Senate Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to HF 2334)

SF 2223         Updates snowmobile, ATV, and personal watercraft regulations (Senate Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to HSB 615)

SF 2235         Pheasant population studies and reports (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2343)

SSB 3001      Definitions of ATVs for trail use (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HSB 565)

SSB 3052      Updates to various conservation and recreation duties under DNR (Companion to HSB 616)

Public Safety

List of Eligible Bills

HF 183          Strikes all references to marijuana as a schedule 2 controlled substance for the purpose of the Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules relating to the medicinal use of marijuana (House Calendar)

HF 398          Strikes the requirement that a person inflict or attempt to inflict injury to an official, and states only that the resisting or obstruction has to result in the official being injured in order to be charged (House Calendar)

HF 2147        Allows licensed private investigators and licensed private security officers that have a professional permit to carry a weapon to carry a weapon on school grounds (House Calendar)

HF 2176        Creates two new penalties for harming a police horse (House Calendar)

HF 2215        Expands the current castle doctrine law to allow persons to use deadly force anywhere that they are legally present and provides immunity from civil lawsuits (House Calendar)

HF 2228        Separates current Code language to clarify that a driver must have their vehicle under control at all times and not just under specific circumstances (House Calendar)

HF 2350        Adds three items to list of substances that are illegal to possess if person also has intent to use those items to manufacture a controlled substance (House Calendar)

HF 2361        Specifically states that local governments can only prohibit the carrying of firearms in city halls, courthouses, and public hospitals (House Calendar)

HF 2373        Increases penalty from a scheduled fine to a simple misdemeanor for driver of vehicle that does not stop for the stop arm on a school bus, and makes an appropriation for a study (House Appropriations Committee)  (Companion to SF 2218)

HJR 2005      Adopts language into Iowa’s Constitution that mirrors federal Second Amendment language guaranteeing the right to bear arms (House Calendar)

HSB 603        Requires scrap metal dealers to keep track of identifiable information of anyone who sells the dealer metal and the dealer must retain the records for two years (House Calendar)

HSB 609        Adds many substances to the list of schedule 1 controlled substances in a continuing effort to combat synthetic marijuana (House Calendar)

SF 2096         Lengthens the period of time that a county can request reimbursement from the Department of Corrections for a prisoner who is temporarily confined in a county jail (Senate Calendar)

SF 2208         Authorizes the Department of Corrections to view confidential arrest warrant information (Senate Calendar)

SF 2218         Increases penalty from a scheduled fine to a simple misdemeanor for driver of vehicle that does not stop for the stop arm on a school bus, and makes an appropriation for a study (Senate Calendar)  (Companion to HF 2373)

SF 2229         Extends the statute of limitations for cases pertaining to child sexual abuse (Senate Calendar)

SF 2231         Changes relating to the State Public Defender’s Office (Senate Calendar)

SF 2232         Limits the number of multiple driving relating convictions for one act of driving (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3177      Creates a new crime of sex abuse in the fourth degree (Senate Calendar)

State Government

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2119        Allows religious organizations to hold an annual game night and award cash prizes (House Calendar)

HF 2124        Allows out-of-state certified public accountants to perform reviews of financial statements for accounting and review services without obtaining an Iowa permit to practice (House Calendar) (companion to SF 2122)

HF 2257        Adds additional authority to the Administrative Rules Review Committee and changes grounds for licensee discipline (House Calendar)

HF 2261        Updates the code chapter regulating occupational therapy services to come into alignment with the current scope of practice for this profession (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2174)

HF 2273        Provides for annual licensure and data reporting requirements for freestanding ASCs, which would make them the same as hospitals (House Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to SSB 3021)

HF 2285        Updates plumbers’ law on the definition of hydronic (House Calendar)

HF 2317        Adds additional information on the return envelope of absentee ballots informing voters of the law that requires a postmark if your ballot is received after election day (House Calendar)

HF 2318        Requires state registrar send a copy of a person’s death certificate to the county of the person’s residence (House Calendar)

HF 2319        Secretary of State office technical elections bill (House Calendar)

HF 2362        Eliminates the authority of state auditor to collect a filing fee on certain audits related to mental health centers, substance abuse programs, and community action agencies (House Calendar)

HSB 586        Secretary of State office elections policy bill (House Calendar)

HSB 645        Provides for some government efficiencies, changes other government requirements, and requires DNR sell farmable land to generate $20 million (House Calendar) (Similar to SSB 3176)

HSB 655        Penalties for violations of certain amusement device regulations are changed (House Calendar)

SF 27             Licensure of Solar Thermal Installers (Senate Calendar)

SF 2011         Interoperable Communications Board (Senate Calendar)

SF 2121         Office of Citizens’ Aide (Senate Calendar)

SF 2122         Out-of-State Certified Public Accounting Firms (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2124)

SF 2126         State’s Social Security Administrator (Senate Calendar)

SF 2154         Naturopathic Licensing (Senate Calendar)

SF 2173         Fire Protection & Emergency Medical Services (Senate Calendar)

SF 2174         Occupational Therapists (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2261)

SF 2262         Iowa Health Care Coverage Partnership Program (Senate Calendar)

SF 2263         Emergency Workers’ Bill of Rights (Senate Calendar)

SF 2264         Pilot Project for Alternative Project Delivery Processes (Senate Calendar)

SF 2058         Records of City Utilities (Senate Calendar)

SF 2089         Infusion of Liquor (Senate Calendar)

SF 2090         Duty of Reasonable Assistance (Senate Calendar)

SF 2204         Public Safety Training & Equipment Trust Fund (Senate Calendar)

SF 2236         Campaign Finance (Senate Calendar)

SF 2237         Reporting of Social & Charitable Gambling (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3021      Licensure of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (Senate Ways and Means Committee) (Companion to HF 2273)

SSB 3078      Direct Care Workers (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3090      Regulation of Residential Property (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3095      State Emergency Food Purchase Program (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3114      Licensing of Polysomnographic Technologists (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3163      Exclusion from Gambling Facilities (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3164      Internet Poker (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3170      E911 Systems (Senate Calendar)

SSB 3176      Government Operations & Efficiency (Senate Calendar) (Similar to HSB 645)

Governor Action

SF 2120         Clarifies minor surgical procedures optometrists can perform (signed, effective 7/1/12)

Transportation

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2214        Prohibits state and local governments from using speed and red light cameras (House Calendar)

HF 2229        Allows for veterans to have a designation on their driver’s license or nonoperator ID (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2112)

HF 2282        Creates a new permit for commercial trucks of certain lengths (House Calendar)

HF 2330        Allows for a driver with a school license to drive to the house of a parent that they do not live with (House Calendar)

HF 2374        Allowance for out of state used motorcycle dealers to offer motorcycles for sale at rallies in Iowa (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2249)

SF 2003         Allows for certain health care professionals that are employed by a hospital to use flashing white lights when responding to emergencies (Senate Calendar)

SF 2093         Requires drivers to stop or proceed with caution when approaching a railroad crossing where there is railroad track equipment (Senate Calendar)

SF 2112         Allows for veterans to have a designation on their driver’s license or nonoperator ID (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2229)

SF 2153         Increases the number of miles in the commercial and industrial network from 2,500 miles to 2,600 miles (Senate Calendar)

SF 2169         Department of Transportation Omnibus Bill (Senate Calendar)

SF 2216         Department of Transportation’s bill regarding the registration of vehicles under the international registration plan (Senate Calendar)

SF 2224         Increases the gas tax by a total of ten cents (Senate Calendar)

SF 2249         Allowance for out of state used motorcycle dealers to offer motorcycles for sale at rallies Iowa (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2374)

SF 2256         Establishes a maximum decibel level for mufflers on vehicles (Senate Calendar)

SF 2257         Requires drivers to slow down to 10 mph below speed limit if they can’t move over when approaching certain vehicles on the side of the road, and increases penalties (Senate Calendar)

Veterans Affairs

List of Eligible Bills

HF 2169        Exempts state income tax for certain full time and federally funded members of the Iowa National Guard (Passed House, in Senate Ways & Means Committee)

HF 2236        Allows the Department of Transportation to waive the driving requirement for a CDL if a veteran can show training while on active duty (House Calendar)

HF 2264        Requires cemeteries to allow veterans and their spouse to be interred, if space is available (House Calendar)

HF 2265        Allows the Director of Veterans Affairs to use any excess funding in the County Commission of Veterans Affairs Training Program Account to pay for unmet services (House Calendar)

HF 2297        Makes a one-time transfer to the Veterans Trust Fund after all other mandated funds are filled with the ending balance (House Appropriations Committee)

HF 2299        Allows veterans to present military documentation of being on active duty if caught with an expired driver’s license (House Calendar)

HF 2329        Issues special deer and wild turkey hunting licenses for certain non-resident disabled veterans (House Calendar) (Similar to SF 2254)

HF 2364        Clarifies who can qualify for the Injured Veterans Grant Program (House Calendar) (Companion to SF 2244)

HF 2371        Code clean-up language for County Commissioners on Veterans Affairs (House Calendar)

HSB 641        Allows funding from the Veterans Trust Fund to be used for veteran’s cemetery grant development (House Calendar)

SF 2038         Makes updates to the Iowa Code language on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Commission of Veterans Affairs (Passed Senate, on House Calendar)

SF 2097         Update to the Iowa Military Code (Senate Calendar)

SF 2112         Veteran designation on driver’s license (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2229)

SF 2138         Appropriates $300,000 from the Veterans Trust Fund for veterans services (Senate Appropriations Committee)

SF 2142         Creates a hire a hero tax credit for employers that hire members of the National Guard (Senate Ways & Means Committee)

SF 2244         Clarifies who can qualify for the Injured Veterans Grant Program (Senate Calendar) (Companion to HF 2364)

SF 2245         Requires a study on the establishment of a dual diagnosis treatment program for post-traumatic stress disorder at the Iowa Veteran’s Home (Senate Calendar)

SF 2254         Allows for special deer and wild turkey hunting licenses for non-resident disabled veterans (Senate Calendar) (Similar to HF 2329)

Governor Action

SF 2007         Appropriates funding to backfill National Guard tuition grants (signed, effective 1/31/12)

SF 2018         Specifies how to use funding for U.S.S. Iowa battleship (signed, effective 2/1/12)

Ways & Means

All Bills in Ways and Means Committee are Eligible

HF 2150        Couples Iowa Code to changes and references in the Internal Revenue Code (Passed House, on Senate Calendar)

HF 2166        Updates Iowa Code to reflect changes in the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement (Passed House, in Senate Ways & Means Committee)

HF 2169        Exempts state income tax for certain full time and federally funded members of the Iowa National Guard (Passed House, in Senate Ways & Means Committee)

HF 2203        Appropriates $1 million to the Economic Development Authority to assist businesses in implementing Employee Stock Ownership Plans (Passed House, in Senate Appropriations Committee)

HF 2274        Rolls back commercial and industrial property taxes and increases the state share of the school aid foundation level (Passed House, in Senate Ways & Means Committee)

SF 2161         Increases the Earned Income Tax Credit from 7% to 20% over 3 years (Passed Senate, in House Ways & Means Committee)