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New Laws Start July 1, 2014

By |2014-06-16T16:31:51-05:00June 16th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While the 2014 legislative session ended in April, Iowans should be aware of a number of new laws that take effect beginning July 1st, the start of the state’s fiscal year. Topping the list of new laws are several new initiatives aimed at boosting Iowa’s skilled workforce, including $66 million for the skilled worker job creation [...]

2014 Session Recap: Protections for Seniors from Abuse

By |2014-06-09T13:51:13-05:00June 13th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Lawmakers approved several bills this session to provide additional protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors. Senate File 2239 allows vulnerable elders that are taken advantage of to seek a protective order from their abusers, if there is physical or financial abuse. Courts can order a variety of remedies to protect a senior, including requiring the abuser to [...]

House Takes Action to Protect Seniors from Abuse

By |2014-03-25T17:58:50-05:00March 25th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Iowa House voted today on  legislation to keep Iowa seniors safe from abuse and protect them from financial exploitation. With a large number of seniors in Iowa, Senate File 2239 creates new criminal penalties to stop others from taking financial advantage of seniors ages 65 and above.  The bill also allows for a vulnerable elder [...]

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