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New Laws Starting July 1

New Laws Starting July 1 Many new laws will take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year. One hundred and fifty new laws were passed this legislative session and 120 of them went into effect on July 1. A number of those were bi-partisan bills that directly benefit or [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|Categories: 2022 Session Information, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Second Funnel 2022: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 18, the Legislature hit the second 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 here to see the full list. Democrats: Rewarding [...]

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: 2022 Session Information, Featured, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Democrats Call for End to Lobbyist Contract, Judiciary Investigation

    Democrats Call for End to Lobbyist Contract, Judiciary Investigation Cite Ethical Lapses in Secret Hiring of Lobbyist & Potential Corruption  Des Moines, Iowa — Two Iowa lawmakers sent a letter to the Iowa Speaker of the House and Chair of the House Judiciary Committee today requesting they terminate the secret contract of a registered lobbyist and end their [...]

By |March 8th, 2022|Categories: 2022 Session Information, News, Recent News|0 Comments

First Funnel 2022: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, February 22, 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 here to see the full list. Democrats: Rewarding [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Categories: 2022 Session Information, Featured, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Opening Remarks From Iowa House Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, good morning. It’s truly an honor to serve with you, my colleagues in the House. And it’s a great honor to lead this group of fierce, caring, and dedicated members of the House Democratic Caucus. Seeing everyone again this morning, being in this beautiful building and in this [...]

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: 2022 Session Information, Featured, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Inside the Iowa House – Keeping Kids Safe in School

KEEPING KIDS SAFE IN SCHOOL It’s the first week of school, normally a time of excitement and anticipation. And while kids all over the state headed back into the classroom this week, another emotion is common in families - concern. While we had all hoped this pandemic would be well over by now, the reality is COVID cases are rising [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: News, Recent News|0 Comments
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