2010 Session Information

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Bill Tracking: Week of February 25, 2010

By |2010-03-04T14:39:56-06:00March 4th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information|

Agriculture HF 2380 Farm Tenancies. A farm tenant may take any part of the aboveground part of a harvested crop (e.g., stover) until the farm tenancy terminates, unless the parties to the lease provide otherwise in writing.  (Signed by Governor, effective 7/1/10) HF 2512 Weight Limits for Commercial Vehicles. Allows commercial motor vehicles, on non-interstate highways, [...]

Bill Tracking: Week 6

By |2010-02-18T11:17:20-06:00February 18th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Bill Summary, Education, Environment, Statehouse News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

(Thursday, February 11 to Wednesday, February 17) Agriculture HF 2273 Drainage Districts Bid Thresholds and Security Requirements. Increases the bid threshold for a drainage improvement from $15,000 to $20,000 to reflect the increased cost of doing business. Also, when a company bids a drainage project, it currently must post security of 10% of the amount of [...]

House Approves New Protections For Pets & Pet Owners

By |2010-02-18T09:15:47-06:00February 18th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information|Tags: , |

The Iowa House today approved legislation to better protect pets and pet owners from irresponsible pet breeders. A key provision will increase the number of state inspectors to respond to animal health and safety complaints involving USDA licensed facilities. "We are now on track to crack down on the bad actors in this industry and protect [...]

House Update, February 18

By |2010-02-17T23:42:30-06:00February 17th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information|

9 am -- House Debate (Click here for the Daily Debate Calendar) 10 am -- Budget Subs 10:30 -- Leaders' News Conference (Senate Majority Leader's Office) 2 pm -- Judiciary (Supreme Court Consultation) -- SF 2109, raising penalties for failure to obey traffic signals when death or serious injury occur  *** The House will not be in [...]

House Update, February 17

By |2010-02-16T21:29:46-06:00February 16th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information|Tags: , |

9 am --Debate House Resolution 111 & Remarks from Mr. Martin Loken, the Canada Counsul General HF 2280, treatment of animals in commercial breeding facilities 10 am -- Budget Subcommittees 1 pm -- Debate 3 pm -- Appropriations  (Supreme Court Chamber) - SF 2151, 2009 human services appropriations 3 pm -- Ways & Means (Supreme Court [...]

Governor Culver, Representatives Honor Black History Month

By |2010-02-16T09:28:28-06:00February 16th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Featured|Tags: , , , |

[youtube][/youtube] Governor Chet Culver, along with the six African American members of the Iowa House of Representatives celebrated Black History Month in Iowa on Monday. During the ceremony, Governor Culver read and signed the 2010 Black History Month proclamation. "Black History Month is a time to celebrate, remember and reflect on the important roles African Americans [...]

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