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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10

By |2019-04-11T14:33:12-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 674        Automated Traffic Enforcement. Establishes traffic camera regulation for local cities and law enforcement (passed House Appropriations 15-9) to House Calendar. HF 756         Federal Block Grants. Allocates Federal block grant appropriations to various State Agencies. (Passed the House 96-0) to [...]

Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

By |2019-04-08T11:55:24-06:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

On Friday, March 8, 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 to see the full [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3

By |2019-04-04T16:22:33-06:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 170          Agriculture Extension Offices.  Changes the dates and process for filling vacancies on ag extension councils.  (passed Committee 21-0) to House Calendar SF 548          Land Purchase Prevention. Prohibits the use of non-point source water pollution control projects that receive [...]

House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

By |2019-04-01T16:09:08-06:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

After UnitedHealthcare announced they are leaving Iowa on Friday, Iowa House Democrats offered a plan today to finally end Medicaid privatization and put Iowans back in charge of health care. “Enough is enough. With 425,000 Iowans facing another disruption in their health care, it’s time for the Iowa Legislature to act now and end Medicaid privatization.  [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27

By |2019-04-04T16:19:54-06:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 733         Hemp Regulation. Regulates the cultivation of industrial Hemp (passed House Ways and Means Committee 25-0) to House Ways and Means Calendar. SF 265          Sale of Mushrooms at Farmers Markets. Allows for the sale of certain times of [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20

By |2019-03-21T14:40:39-06:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Honey Creek Bonds.  Code clean-up for the repeal of the Honey Creek Bond Authority as all the bonds have been paid off. (passed Committee 24-0) to House Appropriations Calendar. Commerce HF 426         Insurance Division Bill. Updates criminal [...]

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