HF 710 Agricultural Development Authority. Requires the Agricultural Development Author-ity to semi-annually report to the Legislature’s Oversight Committee to provide some oversight and accountability. This authority is a stand-alone authority; they are not part of a department. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
HF 735 Stockpiling Dry Poultry Manure. Establishes new regulations for stockpiling dry poul-try manure from confinement operations. Currently, the Department of Natural Re-sources has a guidance document producers must follow, but do not have specific rules. The bill differentiates between stockpiling on karst terrain and other soils. Karst terrain is generally the limestone rock land in northeastern Iowa, which provides direct conduits to our groundwater. The regulations on karst terrain are stricter. It also establishes a 1,250 feet minimum separation distances for the stockpiles from residences, schools, businesses, churches, and public use areas. (Governor signed, effective 4/2/09)
SF 405 Disposal of Dead Animals by Veterinaries. Clarifies that veterinarians can cremate animals and not be defined as a disposal plant. It also allows vets to retain dead animals in a manner that prevents an outbreak of a disease. (passed House 97-0) to Governor

HF 805 FY 2010 Transportation Budget. The bill appropriates a total of $352.4 million to the Department of Transportation for operations, capital projects, and special purpose items, which is an increase of $15.6 million (4.6%) from FY 2009. This total includes $49.9 million from the Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF), which is a 2.8% increase from FY 2009, and $302.4 million from the Primary Road Fund (which receives 47.5% from the RUTF formula), which is a 4.9% increase from FY 2009. These are non-general fund dollars that are constitutionally protected to be used only for roads, bridges, and other highway activities. (passed House 56-43) to Senate Appropriations Committee
HF 809 Administration and Regulation Budget. Covers 13 departments, agencies and offices. Cuts spending by almost 11.5% from estimated FY 09 budget. Includes auditor, treas-urer, secretary of state, governor, and departments of administration, commerce, ethics and campaign finance, human rights, inspection and appeal, management, and revenue, drug policy office, and rebuild Iowa office (Passed House 53-44) to Senate
HF 811 Health and Human Services Budget. Appropriates fund to the Department of Elder Af-fairs, Department of Public Health, Department of Human Services, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill appropriates $1.25 billion from the general fund for pro-grams and services of these departments. (passed Committee 14-10) to House Calendar
SF 452 Energy Efficiency Community Grant Program. Appropriates $1 million from the Iowa Power Fund to provide grants to communities to reduce energy consumption and make communities in the state more sustainable and energy efficient. (passed Appropriations 14-11) to House Calendar
SF 467 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget. Appropriates $39.4 million in general fund dollars for the operations budget of the Department of Agriculture and Land Stew-ardship, the Department of Natural Resources, and the vet diagnostic lab at Iowa State University (ISU). This is a $12.1 million cut from FY 2009. The bill also includes $42 million for the environment first fund. (passed Appropriations 14-10; passed House 56-42) to Senate
SF 469 Economic Development Budget. The bill cuts the departments of Cultural Affairs Eco-nomic Development and the Regent’s Economic Development funding by 6.5% to 7.5 %. It provides a line item to the Council of Governments funded by other funds, but they would receive a cut in overall funding. The Commission of Volunteer Service is funded in this budget with general fund dollars. Last year it was funded out of the HITT budget. The bill reduces funding to Workforce Development, but the department should keep Workforce Centers open with only a slight reduction in funding. The statewide skills as-sessment and center for citizen diplomacy funding is eliminated. The bill does not fund the Governor’s new program on 1099 misclassification (passed House 56-42) MTR
SF 472 Judicial Branch Budget. Appropriates a total of $149 million to the Judicial Branch for operations. Intent language in the bill also states that all 99 counties are to remain open, and allows the Supreme Court to place all judicial officers on unpaid leave on any day that employees of the Judicial Branch are placed on temporary layoff. (passed Senate 30-20) to House Appropriations Committee

HF 311 Prosthetic Devise Coverage. Requires individual and group insurance to cover medi-cally necessary prosthetic devices for an arm or leg, with no annual or lifetime caps. (Concurred in Senate Amendment, Passed House 68-30) Sent to Governor
HF 477 Confidential Iowa Department of Revenue Records. IDR to ensure that Social Secu-rity and Tax Identification numbers on property transfer Declaration of Value forms are not obtained by the public (Passed Senate 50-0) Sent to Governor
HF 684 Iowa Propane Energy and Research Council (IPERC). Encourages IPERC to help those who use propane for heat to become more energy efficient. (Passed Senate 50-0) Sent to Governor
HF 723 Insurance Division Omnibus Bill. Makes technical and noncontroversial changes to insurance laws. (Passed Senate 48-1) Sent to Governor
HF 810 Wind Innovation Zones. Allows local governments to establish Wind Innovation Zones to encourage small wind energy production projects. (Passed House Ways and Means Committee 24-0) House Calendar
SF 176 Preneed Funeral Merchandise Sales. Allows Insurance Commissioner to waive the $500 penalty for failure to timely file an annual report, with showing of good cause or fi-nancial hardship. (Passed House 94-2) Sent to Governor
Electric Transmission Lines. Allows the Iowa Utility Board to use an abbreviated process for approval of certain utility electric transmission line upgrades. (Passed House 97-2) Sent to Senate with House Amendment
SF 355 Mortgage Brokers. Banking Division conforming Iowa’s Mortgage Broker Law to the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement [SAFE] for Mortgage Licensing Act. (Passed House 97-0) Sent to Governor
SF 372 Broadband Study. Requests the Legislative Council to establish a Broadband Policy Development interim study committee. (Passed House 97-0) Sent to Governor
SF 374 Vehicle Operating Records. Changes restrictions on the use of certified motor vehicle operating records by insurance companies and agents who buy such records. (Passed House 97-0) To Senate with House Amendment
SF 379 Dramshop Insurance. Requires use of loss history for Dramshop insurance for existing licensees who open new operations at a location previous licensed to someone else. (Passed House 94-1) Sent to Senate with House Amendment

Economic Growth
SF 142 Innovation and Commercialization Development Fund. SF 142 establishes the Inno-vation and Commercialization Development Fund, and codifies that $3 million will be appropriated from the Grow Iowa Values Fund to this fund. The Department of Eco-nomic Development (DED) is given more flexibility on how to use these dollars. Under the bill, Jumpstart funds and Targeted Small Business funds will not revert after FY 09, and DED’s strategic plan language receives technical changes. (Passed House 56-43) to Governor.
SF 207 Iowa Finance Authority immunity for board members. Members of the Iowa Finance Authority, or members of the board, will not be subject to personal liability while acting on the actions of the board. The bill also eliminates some of the required subcommittees under the Council on Homelessness. (Signed by Governor effective July 1, 2009).
HF 812 Youth Corps and Green Corps Established. A youth corps and a green corps are es-tablished through the Commission on Volunteer Service. The youth corps would provide soft skill development of Iowa’s young people, and allow them to work in communities on community service projects and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related education activities. The green corps would be for high school and college aged young adults. They would work with programs that emphasize energy effi-ciency, historic preservation and neighborhood development on a more hands on manual labor setting. The bill also provides an income tax exclusion for Americorps members’ educational allowance. (Passed Ways and Means 24-0) to House Floor

HF 815 Articulation Agreements Between Public Postsecondary Institutions. Directs the Re-gents institutions and community colleges to enter into a statewide agreement to provide for the seamless transfer of academic credits from a completed associate of arts or associ-ate of science degree program offered by a community college to a baccalaureate degree program offered by a Regents university. (Passed House Ways and Means Committee 25 – 0) to House Calendar
SF 81 Assists Schools in Recovering from Disasters. Adopts language designed to allow schools and accredited nonpublic schools to recover two years following a disaster. (amended and passed House 56 – 43; Senate concurred and passed 37 – 13) to Governor
SF 445 Teacher Compensation. Rolls Phase II and Teacher Quality into one salary schedule with regular salary. (passed House 56 – 41) to Governor

Environmental Protection
HF 468 Unsewered Revolving Fund. Requires the Iowa Finance Authority to create and admin-ister an unsewered community revolving loan program offering no interest loans, with a term of not over 40 years, to be used to install sewage disposal systems where sewage systems are not available, and creates an unsewered community revolving loan fund in the state treasury. (passed Senate 50-0) to Governor
HF 747 Wind Energy Tax Credits. Modifies wind energy tax credits for large and small wind projects to more efficiently utilize the credits and create a credit for medium sized pro-jects. Includes colleges and universities and hospitals as “qualified facilities” under the wind energy tax credits. Requires a study to determine if eligible wind projects currently on the tax credit waiting list are still seeking the tax credit. (passed Ways & Means 24-0) to House Calendar
SF 339 Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure. Makes multiple changes regarding wastewater treatment funding and infrastructure requirements. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
SF 423 Dispensing of Ethanol Blended Gas. Allows retail dealers to dispense ethanol blended gasoline with high content ethanol, including E-85, using a special dispenser that is listed by an independent testing laboratory. The bill also allows use of a dispenser if the dis-penser is submitted to an independent testing laboratory to be listed as compatible with E-85 and the dealer installs electronic monitoring. (passed House 97-0; passed Senate 48-0) to Governor

Human Resources
HF 122 Precursor List and Database Extension. Adds two substances to the list of precursors, which is a substance that may be used in the illegal production of a controlled substance. Also, extends the prescription drug database program containing a record of the dispens-ing of prescriptions for identified controlled substances. (Signed by Governor, effective 7/1/09)
HF 314 Public Health Omnibus Bill. Makes changes to the Code relating to lead prevention program renovator training and certification, universal newborn and infant hearing screening, and the Public Health Disaster Authority. (Signed by Governor, effective 7/1/09)
HF 381 Registration of Pharmacy Support Staff. Requires the registration of pharmacy sup-port staff. Regulates internet prescription drug sales by pharmacies. Requires internet pharmacies to obtain certification as a valid internet pharmacy site from the National As-sociation of Boards of Pharmacies. (passed Senate 50-0) to Governor
HF 488 Eligibility of Service Animals under HCBS Waivers. Allows for service animals to be covered under Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waivers. Reimburse-ment will only cover the maintenance of service animals with a limit of $500 per year. (passed House 97-0) to Governor
HF 562 Child Care Advisory Council. Clarifies the membership to the Child Care Advisory Council. Requires advisory council to make recommendations to Department of Human Services. (passed Senate 49-0) to House Calendar
HF 672 Individual Development Accounts. Clarifies enrollment language by conforming to federal language. The bill shifts income eligibility to the time of enrollment, allowing for an ongoing eligibility. In addition, the bill eliminates the age limit of 59 ½ years old. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
SF 152 DHS Foster Care Bill. Aligns state code regarding foster care with federal regulations. The aspects of the bill include transition planning, education requirements, relative placement, and sibling consideration. (passed House 97-0) to Governor
SF 323 Foster Child Information. Allows a foster care provider to request specific health in-formation regarding the child. In addition, requires notifying foster parents if a child is listed on the sex offender registry. (passed House 97-0) to Senate

HF 266 Recording Magistrate Proceedings. Requires that all trials before a magistrate that are not reported by a certified court reporter must be electronically recorded. (passed House 95-0) to Governor
HF 697 Interference with Judicial Acts. Creates an aggravated misdemeanor for harassing a judicial officer, court employee, or a family member of a judicial officer or court em-ployee with the intent to influence or retaliate for an official act of a judicial officer or court employee. (passed Senate 49-1) to Governor
SF 150 Special Charter City Statute of Limitations. Changes the requirement of notice to a special charter city be filed with the city clerk within 30 days after the injury or damage. (signed by Governor; effective 7-1-2009)
SF 446 Nonsubstantive Code Editor’s Bill. Makes nonsubstantive and noncontroversial changes and corrections to the code. (signed by Governor; various effective dates)

HF 420 Civil Service Commission. HF 420 makes changes to the local civil service commission for fire fighters and police officers. The bill allows police or firefighters two years to find residency in Iowa if they are hired to work at an Iowa police or fire station. It allows cities to set up reasonable time and distance standards between where these employees work and live. It would stop an apparent conflict of interest of someone on the civil ser-vice commission by preventing them from selling or having a contract that furnishes or supplies material or labor to their city. (Passed Senate 49-1) to Governor
HF 720 Boiler Inspections. HF 720 would allow certain large boilers to be internally inspected up to every four years instead of every two. The provision would only be allowed for companies that have a Star Rated compliance under the OSHA Voluntary Protection Pro-gram. There would still be a yearly external inspection. (Passed Senate 49-0) to Gover-nor.

Local Government
HF 496 City Authority to Give Away Property. Allows a city to give property to a fair. (Passed Senate 50-0) To Governor
HF 813 County Land Record System. Certain documents filed with county recorders need to be redacted on the statewide county land record system website because they contain so-cial security numbers. The bill increases fees to pay for the redaction. Also prohibits the county land record system from selling the entire, statewide database. (Passed Ways and Means 14-11) To House Calendar
SF 43 Abatement or Refund of Certain Property Taxes. This is an enabling act allowing a nonprofit in Buchanan County to receive an abatement or refund of their property taxes due to the failure to file as a non-profit organization. (Passed House 57-39) To Governor
SF 437 Drainage District Meetings and Records. Includes drainage and levy districts in Iowa’s open meetings and open record laws. (Passed House 88-8, as amended) To Sen-ate Calendar
SF 441 Statewide Mutual Aid Compact. Requires that emergency management systems be-come part of the statewide mutual aid compact. Puts all local governments under the compact unless they opt-out. (Passed Senate 47-1) To Governor

Natural Resources
SF 187 Special Deer Hunting License for Residents who are Nonambulatory. Allows a nonambulatory hunter to get one any sex deer hunting license that can be used during any deer hunting season and they can use either a shotgun or muzzleloader. A nonambulatory person is someone who is either paralyzed on the lower half of their body, usually due to disease or a spinal cord injury; has loss or partial loss of both legs; or has any other physical affliction which makes it impossible for them to walk about or move success-fully. (passed Senate 49-0) Senate concurred with House amendment; to Governor

Public Safety
HF 671 Protecting Volunteer First Responders’ Jobs. States that both public and private em-ployers cannot terminate a volunteer first responder because they are late or absent from work due to an emergency. Employers can ask for written verification from the volun-teer’s supervisor and can deduct pay for time not at work. (passed Senate 49-0) on House Calendar with Senate amendment
HF 676 Standards for Final Hearing for Violent Sex Offenders. Increases the standard that a sexually violent predator must prove in order to receive a final hearing in a civil com-mitment proceeding. (passed Senate 50-0) to Governor
HF 762 Training for Reserve Peace Officers. Reserve peace officers who completed the train-ing requirements and were appointed prior to July 1, 2007, are exempt from the new training requirements and will only be considered agency certified. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
SF 380 Department of Public Safety Policy Bill. Establishes a fine of $500 for persons under the age of 21 who enters or attempts to enter the gaming floor or waging area at a gaming facility. Updates definitions to Iowa’s “pen register” law, which enables law enforce-ment to identify numbers called in our out of communication devices, and ensures that actions taken by Iowa’s law enforcement will be in line with federal law. Clarifies that if state troopers are working under the direction of federal officers, Iowa’s Tort Claim Act will be still be applicable. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor

Rebuild Iowa
HF 705 Community Safe Rooms and Storm Shelters. Requires the building code commis-sioner to establish standard for safe rooms and storm shelters. (Passed Senate 49-0) To House Calendar with amendment
SF 289 Loan Forgiveness for Jumpstart Housing. Reduces loan forgiveness period from 10 years to 5 years for Iowa Jumpstart Housing Program (House 96-0) To Governor
SF 336 Waiver for CAT and RECAT. Allows Vision Iowa board to waive FY 2010 local or private matching moneys if the applicant was in a 2008 disaster area. Also allows waiver of fee if the board receives any repayments or recaptures assistance in FY 2010 and can provide financial assistance to the applicant. (Passed Senate 50-0) To Governor
SF 377 Prescription Drug Depository. Allows department of public health to participate in the drug depository during natural and health disasters to help low-income Iowans and vic-tims of the disaster. (Passed House 96-0, as amended; Senate concurred with House and passed 48-0) To Governor
SF 457 Disaster Recovery Provisions. Legalizes steps taken by cities and counties to cope with the flooding in 2008, changes Code provisions to aid in recovery, and creates disaster re-vitalization areas providing property tax relief to property owners who stay in the area. (Passed House Ways and Means 15-10) To House Calendar

State Government
HF 400 Licensure of Fire Sprinkler System Installers. Makes changes to the law requiring statewide licensure of fire sprinkler system installers passed in 2008. (passed Senate) to Governor
HF 707 Payment of Line of Duty Death Benefit to Child. This bill changes the definition of child as it relates to the payment of a line of duty death benefit under the 411 System. Current law allows a child up to age 18, or 22 if in college, to be eligible to receive a death benefit as a beneficiary. This bill allows a child of any age to receive this benefit. (passed Senate 50 – 0) to Governor
HF 788 Liquor Licensee Requirements. Requires that persons operating establishments with liquor licenses be responsible for actions of patrons both inside and outside the estab-lishment. (passed House 85 -12) to Senate
SF 137 Pay Equity. Requires employers with four or more employees to pay equal wages for equal jobs performed. (Senate amended House amendment and passed 32 – 17) to House
SF 225 Purchase of Service Credit. Allows the purchase of service credit under the 411 system for prior service under the retirement system. (passed House 98 – 0) to Governor
SF 226 Presumption that Cancer is Work-Related. Establishes a presumption under the 411 system that cancer is work-related for disability purposes and death benefits. (amended and passed House 68 – 30) to Senate
SF 420 Employment by Native Wine Business and Native Brewery. Allows a person em-ployed by a class “A” native wine permittee to also be employed by a native brewery. (passed House 96 – 0) to Governor
SF 447 Bottle of Wine in a To-Go Container. Allows a person who orders a bottle of wine in a restaurant and doesn’t consume the entire bottle to have the bottle resealed and placed in a bag to take home. (passed House 94 -2) to Governor
SF 436 Notification of Satellite Voting Stations. Requires the county commissioner of elec-tions to notify the chairs of each central committee at least seven days before voters can vote at a satellite voting station. (concurred in House amendment and passed 48 – 0) to Governor

HF 481 Allows Special Trucks to be Overweight When Hauling Dried Distillers Grains. Al-lows farmer with special truck licenses (semi’s) to haul dried distillers grains from etha-nol plants back to their farms at the current overweight allowance. Current law only al-lows the transport of the farmer’s own commodity. (passed Senate 48-1) to Governor
HF 552 Airport Commissioners. Allows for a limited number of members of an airport com-mission to not reside in the city or county where the airport is located, but reside in a city or county that is served by the airport. (passed the Senate 45-4) to Governor
SF 151 Passenger Rail. Noncontroversial language defining “passenger rail,” eliminates the Iowa Railway Finance Authority and moves responsibility and duties to the Dept. of Transportation. Strikes non-reversion language on interest earned on the Railroad Re-volving Loan and Grant Fund and the Passenger Rail Revolving Fund. (passed House 96-0; passed Senate 36-13) to Governor
SF 356 Motor Vehicle Violations as a Result of Identity Theft. Applies to situations where a person’s identity has been stolen, and then numerous schedule motor vehicle violations have been wracked up under the stolen identity. DOT is authorized to work on behalf of the victim to assist in dismissing the violations. (passed House 96-0; passed Senate 48-0) to Governor
SF 419 Transportation Omnibus Bill. Makes changes to a wide variety of transportation areas, including: puts a $225 million cap on the TIME-21 Fund, allows for students with a school license to begin driving at 5am and stop for fuel, and eliminates the money-back guarantee program at DOT, and other changes under the purview of DOT. (passed House 61-33; passed the Senate 49-0 Motion to Reconsider by Sen. Gronstal) on Senate Calen-dar

Veterans Affairs
HF 321 Chauffeur Exemption for Drivers at Veterans Home. Exempts authorized persons who transport residents or patients of the Iowa Veterans Home from obtaining a chauf-feur’s license. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
HF 503 Definition of a Veteran. Expands the definition of a veteran to an individual who served at least 18 months and was honorably discharged and served starting April 6, 1917. This does not change the property tax exemption for certain veterans. The effective date is July 1, 2010. (passed Senate 50-0) to Governor
HF 505 Volunteer Record Checks at Veterans Home. Requires the Iowa Veterans Home to complete record checks on prospective or current volunteers. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
HF 706 Prohibit Foreclosure on Active Duty Members. Increases penalties from a simple misdemeanor to a serious misdemeanor for persons who foreclose mortgages on active members of Iowa National Guard and their families. Prohibits foreclosure of mortgages on active members of the National Guard, and reservists, and their families. Requires Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Commerce to notify banks and mem-bers of the National Guard and reservists of the law. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
SF 112 Flags Flown at Half-Staff. Requires that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol in recognition of the death of a member of the Armed Forces while serving on active duty. (Signed by Governor, effective 7/1/09)
SF 186 Preferential Hiring Treatment by Government for Veterans. Removes the require-ment that a person must be a resident of Iowa to receive a veterans preference in ap-pointment or employment of a governmental position. (passed Senate 49-0) to Governor
SF 254 Report by Department of Veterans Affairs on County VA Commissions. Requires the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs to file an annual report on counties regarding training requirements, operating schedules, hours of services provided, number of veter-ans, and the amount of compensation to veterans. (passed Senate 50-0) to Governor
SF 407 Involuntary Discharge from IVH. Allows the Commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home to involuntarily discharge a resident under certain circumstances. Current law does not allow for any involuntary discharges. (passed House 97-0) to Governor
SF 440 Prescription Drug Benefits for Veterans. Directs nursing homes, with the exceptions of a state MHI and the Iowa Veterans Home, to allow a resident identified as eligible for benefits through the USVA, upon admission to the nursing home, access to the prescrip-tion drug benefit. (passed House 96-0) to Governor

Ways And Means
HF 810 Wind Innovation Zones. This Commerce bill allows local governments to establish Wind Innovation Zones to encourage small wind energy production projects. (Passed Committee 24-0) House Calendar
HF 812 Youth Corps and Green Corps Established. This Economic Growth bill establishes a youth corps and a green corps to provide soft skill development of Iowa’s young people through work in communities. (Passed Committee 24-0) House Calendar
HF 813 County Land Record System. This Local Government bill requires certain documents filed with county recorders to be redacted on the statewide county land record system website because they contain social security numbers. The bill increases fees to pay for the redaction. Also prohibits the county land record system from selling the entire, state-wide database. (Passed Committee 14-11) House Calendar
HF 814 Wind Production Tax Credits. This Environmental Protection bill makes about 200 megawatts of unused large wind tax credits available for small wind projects. (Passed Committee 24-0) House Calendar
HF 815 Articulation Agreements Between Public Postsecondary Institutions. Directs the Re-gents institutions and community colleges to enter into a statewide agreement to provide for the seamless transfer of academic credits from a completed associate of arts or associ-ate of science degree program offered by a community college to a baccalaureate degree program offered by a Regents university. (Passed Committee 25–0) House Calendar
HF 816 Department of Revenue Subpoenas: Gives IDR the authority to subpoena utility re-cords in order to locate persons who owe state taxes or have other outstanding debt owed to a state agency that has been turned over to IDR for collection. This is similar to au-thority previously given to the Child Support Recovery Unit. (Passed Committee 14-11) House Calendar
SF 81 Assists Schools in Recovering from Disasters. This Education bill adopts language de-signed to allow schools and accredited nonpublic schools to recover two years following a disaster. (Passed House 56-43) to Senate with House Amendment
SF 322 Iowa Department of Revenue Technical Bill. Noncontroversial technical changes to various tax laws. (Passed House 97-0) Sent to Governor
SF 457 Disaster Recovery Provisions. Legalizes steps taken by cities and counties to cope with the flooding in 2008, changes Code provisions to aid in recovery, and creates disaster re-vitalization areas providing property tax relief to property owners who stay in the area. (Passed Committee 15-10) House Calendar