Tuesday, March 19, 2019

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligibl ...

Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week.  After heari ...

Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

The way Iowa selects judges has been a model for the nation for decades.  It’s a merit based selection process that ...

Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and ...

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Public Smoking Ban Clears House Committee

Public Smoking Ban Clears House Committee

On a bi-partisan 16-6 vote, the House Commerce Committee approved a statewide smoking ban today designed to improve the health of Iowans. The bill was approved with two additional exemptions, casinos and federally chartered veterans organizations tha ...

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Bill Summary: Allowable Growth for Schools (HF 2140)

Bill Summary: Allowable Growth for Schools (HF 2140)

Allowable Growth for Schools (HF 2140) ...

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House Update, February 5

House Update, February 5

House Debate @ 9 a.m. HF 247 -- voting member representation on joint E911 service boards for cities or townships providing fire protection services through a volunteer fire department (Rep. Huser, floor manager) SF 572 -- extending state tax benefit ...

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Surface Water Protection Act

Surface Water Protection Act

A new initiative to improve Iowa's water quality was introduced in the Iowa House today, called the Surface Water Protection Act. The bill is the result of a two-year watershed planning task force. "Over 20 years ago, the Legislature created the Grou ...

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House Update, February 4

House Update, February 4

Committee Work *** Bill book is down tonight so there are no bill descriptions or links available in the committee section.  Apologies for the inconvenience.   Natural Resources @ 1:30  -- HF 2048 Education @ 3:30 -- HSB 530 Human Resources @ 3:30 HS ...

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Week 3 Review

Week 3 Review

Bills Approved by the House SF 2054 Retroactive Mental Health Funding. Allows for counties to apply for mental health services allowed growth and property tax relief funding if they did not submit their application on time. Clayton County is the only ...

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Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

"We made great strides last year expanding our job creation efforts by focusing on targeted industries like advanced manufacturing, information solutions, life sciences and alternative energy. We will continue our focus this year on creating good-pay ...

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