GOP: First Funnel Survivors of 2016

February 22, 2016

Below is a list and short description of bills that survived the first funnel in the Iowa House:

2016 First Funnel Survivors


2016 First Funnel Survivors


HF 2175/HSB 519-Proposes to provide for extension of existing tax credits and sales and use tax refunds (biodiesel production) relating to renewable motor fuels including their component biofuels.

Status: In House Ways & Means Committee


HF 2211-Proposes a number of innovative program tweaks concerning water quality improvement efforts, by providing for innovative water quality programs, projects, and practices; the approval of designs for soil and water conservation practices; DNR & WRCC Prioritization of Watershed Funding; and reducing property taxes on land reserved for conservation practices.

Status: Passed House Agriculture Committee


HF 2269/HSB 561– Proposes to amend and update the Beef Promotion/Checkoff Code Chapter concerning the name of the ‘executive council’ adding two more voting members to the executive council and changing what activities will be funded with checkoff funds.

Status: On the House Calendar


HF 2339/HF 2249-Proposes to add benefited recreational lake districts and water quality districts to the list of eligible entities that can become members of watershed management authorities.

Status: On the House Calendar


HF 2340/HF 2187– Proposes to require that state efforts to reduce nutrient loads in surface waters be customized based on a watersheds unique characteristics.

Status: On the House Calendar


HF 2249/HSB 611– Proposes to require that agreements to terminate farm tenancies be in writing.

Status: On the House Calendar


HF 2356/HSB 618 -Proposes to allow the towing of certain non-self-powered implements of husbandry in tandem among manufacturers, retail sellers, and farm purchasers.

Status:  On the House Calendar


HSB 601 -Proposes to extend SAVE for another 20-years and to devote a portion of the annual increase in SAVE revenue to water quality programs and instituting new Iowa Finance Authority Water Quality Financial Assistance and revolving loans.

Status:  Passed House Agriculture Committee



HF 2261/HSB 504 – Joint Investment Trust Funds

Under current law, local governments are allowed to jointly invest public funds in a trust, so long as the trust is operated in accordance with federal law relating to money market funds that have either achieved a specified rating or are registered with the federal SEC.  The bill makes a change to bring this local government practice into compliance with recently passed Federal rules.

Status: House Calendar


HF 2277/HSB 506 – Electric Transmission Owners

The bill changes the definition of “public utility” to include electric transmission owners who provide service to public utilities for right-of-way purposes.

Status: House Calendar


HSB 537 – Insurance Omnibus

This bill relates to matters under the purview under the Insurance Division.  It is comprised of four parts: Part 1 fixes an inadvertent omission from last year’s omnibus which amended the securities law filing requirements for investment companies by eliminating an initial filing fee option based on estimated future sales.  This part of the bill deal with the part of the code that was left out from last year, which will allow the omitted 5% of filers to file using fees that will be set by rule.  Part 2 is a new section that helps protect consumers from insurance fraud and creates efficiencies within the Division’s Fraud Bureau by being able to utilize state law rather than having to rely on federal law for investigations.  Part 3 adopts model language from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for updates regarding group-wide supervision of internationally active insurance groups.  Part 4 changes the Iowa Cemetery Act to move all perpetual care cemeteries and preneed sellers to an annual reporting period, changed from fiscal year.
Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HSB 554 – Public Utility Definition

The bill adds private sanitary sewage and storm water drainage companies to the definition of “public utility,” under the purview of the Iowa Utilities Board which allows for the board to oversee and set rates for sanitary sewage or storm water utilities, and requires these utilities to report accounts of all transacted business to the IUB.  It maintains current exemptions for IUB authority, including: waterworks having less than 2,000 customers, municipally-owned sanitary sewage or storm water drainage systems, sanitary districts and levee and drainage districts.

Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HSB 555 – Biosynthetic Products

Current law requires DAS to purchase lubricating oil from the seller whose oil product contains the highest percentage of recycled oil unless a listed statutory exception applies, and prohibits any other types of oil products, including bio-based motor oils.  The bill allows DAS to add to these procedures an additional preference for bio-based lubricants or materials.

Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HSB 560 – Quality Assurance Council and Certificate for Commercial Animal Breeders

This bill establishes a quality assurance council to issue certificates to dog and cat breeders who demonstrate their exceptional care for animals. The council will be established within the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HSB571 – Local Government Risk Pools

Under current law, municipalities can join and pay funds into a local government risk pool to protect itself against tort liability.  This bill adds: water resources coordinating council, watershed management authorities, the watershed planning advisory council, the Iowa nutrient research center advisory council, and drainage and levee districts to list of municipalities allowed to enter into such pools.
Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HSB 596 – Appraisal Management Companies

The bill requires the Superintendent of Banking to regulate appraisal management companies and changes the current provisions applicable to the Iowa Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board.

Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HSB 607 – Medical Cannabidiol

This bill allows a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition and treated by an approved health care practitioner for said medical condition, to receive recommendation to apply for a Cannabidiol card. It regulates the issuance of Cannabidiol cards for patients and caregivers of people with such medical conditions, and adds fees for obtaining these cards.  The bill also allows for two manufacturers to be licensed in the State to manufacture and dispense up to 32 oz. of Cannabidiol, after verifying lawful possession of a Cannabidiol registration card, and provides DPH with rulemaking authority to oversee the application, licensing, fees and approval process.  It allows someone in legal possession of a Cannabidiol card, and manufacturers and employees, to assert an affirmative defense if they are arrested for possession of Cannabidiol.  And finally describes penalty provisions for violating any part of this chapter.

Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HSB 629 – Bonds Issued by Iowa Finance Authority

 This bill makes changes to bond issuance as authorized by IFA.  It allows for projects to be located out-of-state so long as there as some in-state connection. It also allows for IFA to issue bonds, notes or other obligations to finance projects, regardless of location and designates the authority and governor for official capacities, as required by federal internal revenue code.
Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HF 2007 – Minor Credit Cards

This bill states it is a class D felony for a person to apply for a credit card in a minor’s name without parental consent.  Further, this amendment allows people to add minors as authorized users, without violating this offense.  It also provides penalties for a person who uses an unauthorized credit card in a minor’s name; class C felony for purchases greater than $10,000 and class D felony for purchases of $10,000 or less.
Status: Passed House Commerce Committee


HF 2219 – Transportation Network Company Insurance

This bill establishes law regulating transportation network company insurance.
Status:  Passed House Commerce Committee



HF 2017 – Coaching Authorization Requirements

Adds a new requirement for training in CPR, AED use, and heat injury treatment as one of the minimum requirements for someone to obtain their coaching authorization.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HF 2229 – Early Literacy Initiative Clarification

Makes terminology changes in 2012’s Education Reform Early Literacy Initiative, changing “substantially deficient” to “persistently at risk.”  Provides clarification in the law that parental notification should be more often than once a year and that reading proficiency at the end of 3rd grade for determining retention is not based on a single test score.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HF 2251 – College Student Aid Commission Registration Exemption

Provides an exception to postsecondary registration with the state of Iowa for the INSTE Bible College located in Ankeny.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HF 2260 – Extension and Expanded Uses of SAVE

Expands the uses of the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund and extends the sunset another 20 years.  The expanded uses include several school funding “inequities”:

  • Transportation costs above the statewide average
  • Additional spending authority through the increase of the District Cost Per Pupil, up to the statewide maximum District Cost Per Pupil
  • Buying down the 12.5% Additional Levy part of the school aid formula, thus lower property taxes

The bill also includes a few other restrictions, including removing “stadiums” from eligible infrastructure purchases, and restricting the use of the additional District Cost Per Pupil funding for instructional purposes only.

Status:  House Ways and Means Committee


HF 2264 – Open Enrollment for Athletics Due to Harassment and Bullying

Allows a student who transfers schools due to being bullied to participate in athletics immediately without having to sit out the required 90 days.

Status:  House Calendar


HSB 2275 – All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

Clean-up bill for the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship (AIOS).  Last year a bill was passed to spread the award out over 2 years for students attending 4 year institutions, instead of just 1 year.  This bill language makes the intent more clear.

Status:  House Calendar


HF 2312 – Professional Development Fund for Curriculum and Text Books

Allows Professional Development dollars to be used  to purchase textbooks and curriculum for classroom purposes, if the purchase comes bundled with professional development.

Status:  House Calendar


HF 2321 – Independent Accreditation for Non-public Schools Sunset

Removes the sunset date of July 1, 2020, on the provision that allows nonpublic schools in Iowa to obtain accreditation through independent accrediting bodies that are approved by the Department of Education rather than through the state.

Status:  House Calendar


HF 2324 – Computer Coding Courses and Advisory Council

Requires that by the 2018/19 school year that all school districts offer at least one-high quality computer science course in grades 7 through 12.  Establishes a Computer Science Advisory Council within the Department of Education that will determine the standards for such courses, how to integrate into existing pathways, how it could satisfy graduation requirements for mathematics, and what teacher licensure should be required.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HSB 2327 – Student Loan Debt Collection

Allows the College Student Aid Commission to “write-off” debt on loans that are deemed uncollectible.  The debt must be on a loan for a program that was discontinued or unfunded for 15 years, and the debt remains uncollected after 15 years from the date the loan was authorized.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HF 2336 – Department of Education Code Clarifications and Efficiencies

Makes several changes, clarifications, and efficiencies in Iowa Code, while also striking some outdated and unfunded sections.  Strikes sections of code which are outdated and have never been funded, reports that are unnecessary or covered in other reports, removes language that is no longer needed.  Provide clarification on sections of code related to whole grade sharing agreements and what fund is included; on TLC funds following the student in cases of open enrollment; agreements between school districts in different states on students from the other state enrolling.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HSB 545 – Early Literacy in Teacher Prep Programs

Changes the requirements for teacher preparation programs in terms of preparation for teaching reading strategies.  Requires that approved teacher preparation programs include preparation in reading theory and strategies, addressing all students regardless of disability or academic success, and specifically students with dyslexia.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HSB 620 – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Reform

Updates and modernizes Iowa’s Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) delivery system.  Provides language that would help reduce skill shortages, enhance economic growth, and ensure all students have access to high-quality, globally-competitive CTE programs.  Establishes opportunities for collaboration between high school, community college, and industry to create career pathways for students that align guidance, programming, and work-based learning experiences for students to be successful learners and practitioners.  Division 1 focuses on holistic career guidance by establishing individual career and academic plans that students.  Division 2 revamps CTE programming, career academies, and regional partnerships.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


HSB 635 – Online Learning Offer and Teach Waiver

The bill allows cross-programming by allowing the funding used for either Dropout and Dropout Prevention or for At-Risk to be used for the other purposes.

Status:  Passed Education Committee


Economic Growth

HSB 612 – Iowa Economic Development Authority Omnibus

This bill relates to programs under the purview of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  The bill was almost technical changes in its entirety, but also makes changes to the State Historic Preservation Tax Credit program, removing oversight responsibility from the Department of Cultural Affairs and placing it under the IEDA’s purview.

Status:  Passed House Economic Growth Committee


HSB 518 – Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit

The bill creates a renewable chemical production tax credit.

Status:  Passed House Economic Growth Committee


Environmental Protection

HF 2154- Proposes to increase the criminal penalty for illegal dumping of solid waste (more than 10-pounds or 15-cubic feet) from a simple misdemeanor to a serious misdemeanor and allocate COLLECTED criminal penalty fines–50% to state DOT to pay for clean-up of illegally dump solid wastes in roadway right-of-ways; and 50% to County general fund to pay for county efforts to clean-up illegally dumped solid wastes.

Status: Passed House Environmental Protection Committee


Human Resources

HSB 501/ HF 2080 – Juvenile Shelter Care Rates

This corrects an error from the Health and Human Services budget last year.  We appropriated the money for a 5% increase for group foster care rates.  There was a technical error, which actually decreased the rate.  This corrects that and appropriates no new money.  The money was previously appropriated last year.

STATUS – Passed House and Senate


HSB 503 – Prescribing Psychologists

This bill grants prescription authority to certain licensed psychologists.  However, these psychologists have special requirements and restrictions.  They are as follows:

  • The amendment requires a prescribing psychologist to have a signed collaborative practice agreement with a physician as a condition of certification. The psychologist has to collaborate regularly with their patient’s primary care provider to ensure that necessary medical examinations are conducted and the psychotropic medication is appropriate for the patient’s medical condition.
  • The only medications to be prescribed by the prescribing psychologist are for the treatment of mental health disorders.  Prescribing psychologists cannot prescribe narcotics.
  • The amendment requires prescribing psychologists to have two years of supervision by a physician before they can prescribe independently.
  • The bill requires the Board of Medicine and Board of Psychology to collaborate on the development of rules to implement this change.  The Board Medicine has authority to develop rules on the supervision and discipline of physicians overseeing psychologists.

STATUS – Passed House Human Resources Committee


HSB 532  – Alternative Exam for Dental Licensure

There has been an ongoing disagreement between the Iowa Dental Board and the University of Iowa Dental School about whether or not to use human subjects in the dental exam given to Iowa dental students.  This bill requires the Iowa Dental Board and the University of Iowa Dental school to work together to study the use of a dental exam without a human subject for implementation no later than the 2017-2018 school year.  The bill also requires them to develop a joint strategy for alternative and improved testing methods involving the use of live patients.  They have to file a report by December 15, 2016 to the General Assembly of their findings.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


HSB 533 / HF 2121 – Supported Employment Rate Fix

Supported employment assists people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining community-based employment.  A job coach supports people to determine their interests.  Once a job is obtained, a job coach assists people to learn job responsibilities and accommodations.  Last year, the Health and Human Services Budget Conference Committee decided to give providers a rate increase of $750,000 for a half a year.  This is a 20% rate increase.  There was an error that left this stipulation out of budget  Therefore, the increase was never given to providers.  The bill remedies that and makes sure the providers get an increase.

STATUS – On the Appropriations Calendar (HF 2272)


HSB 591  – Department of Public Health Bill

Division I removes outdated language that was passed in the Iowa Public Health Modernization Act in 2009.  At that time, the Act created a voluntary accreditation system for local public health agencies.  However, the Act was never fully implemented.  The focus moved to quality improvement instead of accreditation.  Therefore, the purpose of Division I is to remove outdated code language, to eliminate one of the two councils that were established under the code, and to retain the current fund that is being used to support quality improvement efforts in local public health agencies across the state.

Division II removes additional red tape in the Iowa Code related to local decision making for the  operation of Local Boards of Public Health.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


HSB 593  – Consumer Protection for Medical Students

This bill was requested by Des Moines University.  The bill prohibits a school from establishing a presence in this state if the school claims accreditation, approval, or charter by an entity that is not an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


HSB 621 – Fetal Tissue

This bill prohibits a person from knowingly acquiring, providing, receiving, transferring, or using a fetal body part in Iowa, regardless of whether the acquisition is for value.  This prohibits the sale or donation of fetal tissue in Iowa.  This prohibition does not apply to diagnostic or remedial tests, procedures, or observations to determine the life or health of the fetus or the pregnant woman.  A person who violates this law is guilty of a class “c” felony, punishable by a confinement of no more than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,000.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


HF 235  – Commission of the Blind

This bill increases the number of members of the Commission for the Blind from three to five.  Of those five members, at least three shall be blind.  One of the members must be a representative of the Iowa Council of the United Blind.  One member must be a representative of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


HF 2010 – Rural Practitioner Loan Repayment

This bill relates to two loan repayment programs that exist under the College Student Aid Commission.  The bill reduces the limitation on the amount of loan repayment a student can receive annually.  However, this reduction doesn’t change the overall cap amount of the repayment.  That number remains the same.  The bill also allows the College Student Aid Commission to award program agreements to more than 15 students per year.  This is being done because currently, there is a surplus of funds each year that could be distributed to additional students.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


HF 2040 – Mental Health Advocates

After mental health redesign, the way the mental health advocates operate was changed.  As a result, it could be seen that there is a potential conflict because sometimes the advocate might have to file a claim on behalf of their client against the region that the advocate is employed by.  Therefore, the bill ensures that the advocate has exclusive control over their duties.  This is to ensure the advocate is not influenced by their employer to do certain things not in the best interest of their client.  However, it does not mean the advocate has complete control over their job description.  Their duties are stipulated in Code, in pending rules, and in best practices guidelines from the judicial branch.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


HF 2104 – Subsidized Guardianships

This bill requires the Department of Human Services to change their administrative rules to provide subsidies to qualifying relatives of children that become their guardians.  Any adult who is the grandparent or relative of a child who has been named as guardian of the child may be eligible to receive a subsidy.  The guardian has to provide evidence of financial need before they receive a subsidy.  The child may be of any age.  The bill requests DHS apply for a state plan amendment so the program will also receive federal funds.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee


SF 232 – Indoor Tanning

The bill prohibits indoor tanning for people under the age of 17.

STATUS – House Calendar


SF 453 – Board of Pharmacy Bill

The bill lays out how remote pharmacist supervision will work at telepharmacy sites.  The bill permits a pharmacist to remotely supervise the activities of a certified technician who is practicing at a Board-approved telepharmacy site.  The ultimate responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the prescription remains with the pharmacist.  The bill defines telepharmacy as the practice of pharmacy via telecommunications as provided by the board by rule.  The bill also makes changes to the licensure of non-resident pharmacies.

STATUS – Passed Human Resources Committee



HSB 520- Termination of Parental Rights

HSB 520 makes the time for appealing an order terminating parental rights the same in both private termination and in termination actions initiated by the state.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 527- Judicial Salaries

HSB 527 changes the procedure for determining a judges salary. Salaries for all judicial officers will be set by the Supreme Court and paid from the general operating money appropriated to the judicial branch.  The bill also allows the court to prescribe a formula to determine the number of district associate judges serving.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 578- Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

HSB 578 amends Iowa’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer act to conform with national changes. These changes include renaming the act to the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 598-Code Editor

HSB 598 is the Code Editors nonsubstantive bill

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 599- Recording Court Proceedings

HSB 599 requires proceedings before a magistrate be recorded unless there is a certified court reporter. The recordings are to be securely maintained consistent with practices prescribed by the state court administrator.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 604- Confidential Juvenile Court records

HSB 604 creates a rebuttable presumption that juvenile records are confidential. The bill exempts any forcible felony from this presumption.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 605-Domestic Abuse

HSB 605 establishes a minimum sentence for repeat domestic abusers. Additionally, the repeat offenders would face a mandatory risk assessment, the possibility of GPS tracking, and a domestic abuse treatment program.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 606-24/7 Sobriety Program

HSB 606 creates a 24/7 sobriety program. This program would monitor those convicted of certain alcohol or drug offenses. Offenders would be required to report multiple times a day to either a home system or a system at a local police department. A program similar to this is currently in place in South Dakota.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 614- Limited Liability Companies 

HSB 614 amends the Uniform Limited Partnership Act and the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 616-Code Editor-Substantive

HSB 616 makes substantive changes suggested by the Code Editor

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HSB 626-Parental Rights-Sexual Assault

HSB 626-If the court finds clear and convincing evidence that a child was conceived as the result of sexual abuse, and a parent is seeking to terminate the abusers rights, the courts may use that as grounds for termination of parental rights.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2011-Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee

HF 2011 protects students from sexual exploitation by a school employee or volunteer. The bill expands the definition of those who can be charged with sexual exploitation to include full time employees, part time employees, substitutes, volunteers and contract school employees who have significant contact with students. The bill specifies that a school employee, for this charge, does not include a student enrolled in the district or a person who is less than four years older than the student, as long as they do not have a positon of direct authority over the student.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2027-Displacement and Relocation of a Business or Farm

HF 2027 creates a uniform policy for relocation assistance and benefits for a person whose land is taken through eminent domain. If it is not economically feasible to relocate the farm or business, the owner may apply for payment for the loss of existing business relationships and economic advantages.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2064- Child Endangerment

HF 2064 requires a person convicted of child endangerment that results in the death of a child to serve 70% of a 50 year sentence.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2077-GPS Unauthorized Placement

HF 2077 address the unauthorized placement of GPS devices. The bill prohibits a person from placing a GPS device on a vehicle owned by another without their consent. Additionally, a person cannot intentionally obtain information regarding the movement or location of a person from a GPS device placed without a person’s consent. Exceptions exist for employers, insurers, peace officers, and parents in particular circumstances

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee

HF 2090- Joint Physical Care

HF 2090-If joint legal custody is awarded to both parents, the court shall award joint physical care to both parents unless the court determines joint physical care is not in the best interest of the child.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2168- Trespassing

HF 2168 modifies the penalty for trespass. If the trespass does not involve damage more than $200, intent to commit a hate crime or public utility property, it would be charged as a simple misdemeanor punishable by a scheduled fine of $200 for a first violation $500 for a second and $1,000 for a third and subsequent.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2192- Human Trafficking

HF 2192 establishes an office in the Department of Public Safety to oversee and coordinate efforts to combat human trafficking.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2193-Search Warrants and DNR

HF 2193 limits the ability of the DNR to enter private property without a warrant.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2270/HSB 530-Paternity and Juvenile Justice Proceedings

HF 2270 amends the definition of parent to include a father who has paternity legally established. For a CINA case and other proceeding under the Juvenile Justice Code the legally established father would be considered a party under this new definition.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2271/HSB 533- Identity Theft

HF 2271 ensures the penalty for identity theft is consistent whether a person receives credit, property, services or other benefits with a fraudulently used identification.  The penalty for identity theft is also increased if the benefit obtained is higher than $10,000

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2278/HSB 529- Human Trafficking and Kidnapping-Statute of Limitations

HF 2278 extends the statute of limitations for kidnapping and human trafficking committed on a person who is under 18, to 10 years after the person turns 18, current law is 3 years.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2279/HF 2043- Suppressors

HF 2279 legalizes suppressors in the state of Iowa if a person qualifies under federal law. In order to possess a suppressor a person must:

  • Be a resident of the United States
  • Be legally eligible to purchase a firearm
  • Pass an extensive BATFE background check.
  • Pay a one-time $200 Transfer Tax fee per suppressor
  • Be at least 21 to purchase a suppressor from a dealer

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2280/HF 2044-Firearms in a State of Emergency

House File 2280 prohibits the Governor or other state officials from prohibiting the lawful possession of firearms or ammunition in a state of emergency. The State would also be prohibited from enforcing any rules that uniquely target firearms sales.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2281/HF 2042- Firearms Possession-Age

HF 2281 allows parents to decide at what age their child may handle a handgun. The parent would be strictly liable for any damage caused by their child with the handgun.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2282/HSB 522- Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem in an Adoption Proceeding

HF 2282 requires the adoption petitioner to state in the adoption petition whether or not a guardian ad litem should be appointed and if not, why. The bill also requires the judge, prior to the adoption hearing, to make a written determination to either appoint or waive a guardian ad litem for the child in the order setting the adoption hearing.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2314/HF 2129- Weapons Permit

House File 2314 ensures that the names of permit holders would be better protected. The bill also improves the permitting, renewal process and training requirements for permits to carry weapons. Additionally, the bill increases the penalty for straw purchases.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2326/HSB 531- Forcible Entry and Detainer Actions

HF 2326 changes the procedure for eviction after the forfeiture of a real estate contract.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2332/HSB 575- Statute of Limitations

HF 2332 provides that an action relating to improvements of real property arising out of unsafe or defective conditions must be brought within the 15 year limitation period or within two years after the defect has been discovered.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee


HF 2333/HSB 521-Consent Decree-Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings

HF 2333 amends conditions that must be met for the court to enter in to a consent decree with the juvenile. Additionally, the bill limits when court may enter in to a consent decree. HF 2333 addresses consent decrees in juvenile delinquency proceedings. Under the bill, the court may enter in to a consent decree only if the child has admitted to committing the act or if the court finds the child committed the act.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2335/HSB 528-Trust Code-Notice and Document Delivery

HF 2335 addresses methods of notice and document delivery in the trust code. The bill authorizes reasonable methods to provide notice. Notice needs to be reasonably suitable to give proper notice to the individual, whether by mail, electronic mail, personal delivery or publication.

STATUS- House Calend


HJR 2003- Search and Seizure

HJR 2003 adds electronic communications and data to the list of items protected from illegal search and seizure.

STATUS- Passed House Judiciary Committee



HSB 505/HF 2268-Makes the evidence of public employee support for the certification or decertification of an employee organization a confidential public record.

Status: On the House Calendar


HF 2184 /HF 2274-Allows for a driving instruction permit to be used as an adequate form of identification to prove that a child is 14 years of age for purposes of obtaining a child labor permit.

Status: On the House Calendar


Local Government

HF 2180 – Transfer of Township Hall Funds

Current Iowa Code language allows for the funds raised for the purposes of establishing or repairing a township to be transferred to the local school district if the funds raised are not going to be used for their original purpose.  The transfer takes place after a petition signed by the voters of the district is presented to the Board of Trustees.  This bill removes the petition requirement and allows the transfer to take place by a majority vote of the Trustees instead.  If the transfer takes place, the account is closed.

Status:  In Senate Local Government Committee


HF 2267 – Civil Service Residency Requirements

Current law requires employees of a city who live outside of the state at the date of their employment to become a resident of Iowa within 2 years of employment.  This bill gives cities the option to adopt an ordinance allowing residents of other states to be employed in civil service positions.

Status:  On House Calendar


HF 2325 – Sanitary District Transfers

New Code Section 350.38A is created in order to allow a sanitary district to enter into an agreement with another district to transfer services and responsibility.  The severance would require notice and a public hearing, followed by a vote of the board of trustees of the district.  Current law only allows for the dissolving of the district in order to create a new district.  This new section of code would allow for modification of the district’s borders without dissolving.

Status:  On House Calendar


HF 2353 – Emergency Management Personnel in Partisan Elections

The federal Hatch Act of 1939 prevented employees in homeland security positions from being candidates for public office in partisan elections.  When section 29C was put into Iowa Code in 1992 this provision was applied to our law.  The Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 limited the prohibition on state and local employees running for elective office to employees whose salary is paid completely by federal loans or grants.  This bill essentially “conforms” to federal law by loosening the restriction in Iowa Code.

Status:  Passed Local Government Committee


Natural Resources

HF 2046 / HF 2262 – Fishing without a License on Private Lakes

The bill allows a resident or nonresident to fish on a private lake or pond without a license.  The person first must obtain consent from the owner or lessee of the land the lake or pond is on.  A person that violates this bill is subject to a scheduled fine of $25.

STATUS – House Calendar


HF 2047 – Use of Straight Wall Cartridge Rifle to Hunt Deer

The bill allows the use of straight wall cartridge rifles during all deer hunting seasons except early muzzleloader season.  The rifle has to be the same caliber and use the same straight wall ammunition as is allowed for use in a pistol or revolver for hunting deer.  Possession of a prohibited rifle while hunting deer is a $100 fine.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


HF 2066 / HF 2283 – Carrying a Firearm While Operating a Snowmobile or ATV

The bill allows a person to carry a weapon while on a snowmobile or ATV.  If you are on your own land, you do not have to have a permit to carry a weapon on a snowmobile or ATV.  However, you cannot fire a weapon from an ATV when hunting game or a protected species.

STATUS – House Calendar


HF 2120 – Storage of Game

A person with pelts can hold or store them in an amount that does not exceed the possession limit for the game or fur-bearing animal.  The person can hold them from the date of taking until the day before the first day of the next open season for that game.  The bill does not change current law related to possession of deer venison.  A person can possess up to 25 pounds of deer venison.  Violating this law is a scheduled fine of $100.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


HF 2143 – Seizure of Property by the Department of Natural Resources

Property seized by the Iowa DNR can only be forfeited to the state upon the conviction of the violation that led to the property being taken.  It also requires the DNR to return the seized property if the person is not convicted of the violation.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


HF 2144 – Weapons Seized by Peace Officers

This bill prohibits the Director of the DNR, officers, and employees of the DNR and other peace officers and members of their immediate family from purchasing a weapon at auction that was previously seized by law enforcement.  This would include state troopers, city police, sheriff’s deputies, and some conservation officers.  “Immediate family” is defined as a spouse, child, stepchild, brother, brother-in-law, stepbrother, sister, sister-in-law, stepsister, parent, parent-in-law, or stepparent.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


HF 2160 – Deer Baiting

This bill clarifies what deer baiting is and what it isn’t.  A baited area is an area where feed is placed or scattered with the intent to attract wildlife to that location.  A person is not allowed to hunt in a baited area.  If salt, minerals, or other feed that will dissolve into the soil is placed in an area for agricultural purposes, that area is not considered a baited area.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


HF 2179 – Deer Tagging

This bill seeks to clarify the deer tagging process.  Currently in Code, it states the carcass has to be tagged before being moved for transport.  This definition is unclear.  The bill allows the deer to be moved within the immediate vicinity of where it was taken if the area where it was taken is unsafe to tag it.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


HF 2247 – Electronic Signatures on Hunting Licenses

Applications for a hunting, fishing, or fur harvester license has to be “in writing” instead of “in ink.”  This allows for updates with modern technology to hunting and fishing licenses.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


HSB 609 -Proposes to make numerous Code clean-up of various Household Hazardous Materials provision by removing expired transition provisions and superseded replaced program.

Status:  Passed House Natural Resources Committee


HSB 610 – Turtle Harvesting

The amendment allows the Natural Resource Commission to adopt rules establishing seasons and daily catch limits that restrict the non-commercial and commercial harvest of turtles in the state.  The amendment requires the commission to do a review the status of the turtle population in the state by region.  They will report their recommendations to the General Assembly whether restrictions on noncommercial and commercial turtle harvesting should be changed.

STATUS – Passed Natural Resources Committee


Public Safety

HSB 562- Impounding Vehicles

HSB 562 requires a vehicle to be impounded immediately if the person driving it does not have a valid driver’s license. The bill lays out the procedure for the owner to retrieve the car.

STATUS- Passed House Public Safety Committee


HSB 627-E911

HSB 627 deals with the distribution and permissible expenditures of the E911 emergency communications service surcharge. The bill increases the amount of money allocated for funding from 46% to 60% to be passed to local entities. It also provides incentives to consolidate public safety answer points.

STATUS- Passed House Public Safety Committee


HF 376-Sexual Assault Kit Survey

HF 376 requires the department of justice to conduct a survey of local law enforcement agencies who maintain, store or possess untested sexual abuse evidence collection kits. Departments would be required to comply with the survey. The DOJ has received federal funding to conduct the survey.

STATUS- Passed House Public Safety Committee


HF 2076- Sex Offender Registry

HF 2076 modifies the sex offender registry requirements by creating a tier 4 offense. Tier 4 would apply to anyone who had been convicted as a sex offender to maintain their registration as a sex offender as long as they live in the state. However a Tier 4 offender would only have to report their address to the local sheriff’s office and this information would not be available to the public.

STATUS- Passed House Public Safety Committee


HF 2132- Narcan

House File 2132 would allow first responders to obtain a supply of opioid antagonists (such as Narcan), to be administered in the event of a drug overdose. Narcan and other drugs like it, can delay an overdose long enough for first responders to get the victim necessary help.

STATUS- Passed House Public Safety Committee


HF 2149/HF 2026- Sex Offender Registry Requirements

HF 2149 Specifies that any sex offender may file an application to modify the registration requirements. Under previous law only a sex offender on probation, parole, work release or special sentence could file this application.

STATUS-House Calendar


HF 2155-Prearrest Diversion Program

HF 2155 establishes a prearrest diversion program. This program would offer offenders a civil citation in lieu of a criminal citation for simple misdemeanors or other similar crimes. Offenders would have to participate in a program that also includes community service. If an offender fails to complete the program they could be charged with their original crime.

STATUS- Passed House Public Safety Committee


HF 2265/HF 2074- Modification to Safe at Home Act

HF 2265 modifies the Safe at Home Act and clarifies, for the court, when it is necessary to disclose the address of a person in the program. The bill also ensures the program applies to people living in other states.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2276/ HSB 558- Sanctuary Cities

HF 2276 prohibits the State of Iowa and any city or county from enforcing any law, rule or policy that restricts enforcement of federal immigration laws. This would prohibit any city or county from refusing to enforce federal immigration laws and would require they cooperate with federal authorities.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2309/ HF 2049- Synthetic Drugs

House File 2309 focuses on Iowa’s fight against synthetic drugs. HF 2309 reorganizes the synthetic drug list and adds additional chemicals approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Additionally, the bill gives the legislature two years (instead of 60 days) to approve synthetic drugs temporarily designated as schedule I substances by the pharmacy board. Finally HF 2309 treats simulated substances and imitation substances the same for prosecution. The bill was amended in committee to include a new offense for people charged, for the first time, with possession of crack or cocaine. A first time offender who possessed 3 grams or less would be charged with a class “D” felony.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2311/HF 2109- Traffic Cameras

HF 2311 prohibits local authorities from placing any automated traffic camera upon any highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation without permission from the department.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2313- Licensing Qualifications for a Master Electrician

HF 2313 adjusts the qualifications to be a residential master electrician. The bill provides qualifications necessary for a person to be licensed as a residential master electrician by the Electrical Examining Board.

STATUS- Passed House Public Safety Committee


HF 2323/ HSB 536- Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Under Care of the Department of Corrections

HF 2323 makes it a class “D” felony for a person employed by the Department of Corrections to engage in a sex act with a person committed to the custody of the DOC. The employee must have specific and actual knowledge that the person is under the custody of the DOC to be found guilty.

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2337/HF 2161- Peace Officer Personal Information

This bill allows a peace officer to file a request with local officials to have the officer’s name, address and telephone number removed from any internet site maintained by the local official. Local officials include, a county auditor, county treasurer, county recorder, or local assessor. This does not remove the Officer’s information from the public record, but it does remove it from websites maintained by the local officials

STATUS- House Calendar


HF 2347/HSB 586- Income Tax Credit-Guns Safes

HF 2347 provides an income tax credit for a person who purchases a gun safe. The credit would be equal to 50% of the purchase price not to exceed $1,000.

STATUS- House Calendar


State Government

HSB 513 / HF 2273 – Elections Administration and Ballot Printing

This bill makes changes that provide for the Secretary of State to vouch for a voter participating in the Safe at Home program in the case of an election contest. The office of a commissioner and Satellite absentee voting stations are now designated polling places while absentee ballots are available. By categorizing them as polling places, electioneering is not permissible within 300 feet of these locations, while absentee ballots are available.  Ballot printing is also affected by this bill. This bill changes the requirement that everything on a printout ballot be printed in black only. Now only the text printed on the ballot is required to be printed in black.

Status: House Calendar


HSB 514 / HF 2174 – Voting by Uniformed and Overseas Citizens

This bill addresses absentee voting by uniformed and overseas citizens by extending the time for when one can apply for an absentee ballot. The time is extended from 90 days to 120 days before the general election. It also changes the requirements for federal write in ballots. Under current law, a federal write in ballot can only be accepted when a voter has applied for an absentee ballot. This bill would eliminate the requirement for an absentee ballot application and instead allow for one’s federal write in ballot to count as long as the person who submits it is a registered voter.

Status: Passed full House


HSB 515 / HF2118 – Reports of Significant financial Irregularities

This bill changes the requirement for when funds must be reported to the county attorney. Previously, any irregularity in the collection or disbursement of public funds, in the abatement of taxes, or any other findings the auditor believed represented significant noncompliance was required to be reported to the county attorney. Now any significant irregularity in the collection or disbursement of public funds or in the abatement of taxes must be reported to the county attorney.

Status: Passed full House


HSB 539 / HF 2310 – Carbon Monoxide Alarms

This bill requires carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in certain dwellings and multiple-unit residential buildings and gives the fire marshal the ability to enforce the installation of carbon monoxide alarms.

Status: House Calendar


HSB 540 / HF 2146 – Self-service Lottery Kiosks

This bill allows the Iowa Lottery Authority to utilize self-serve kiosks that dispense lottery tickets. This kiosk does not provide a video or audio representation of lottery game play. This bill allows for self-serve kiosks in places that already are commissioned to participate in the sale of lottery games. The kiosks do not dispense winnings or credit.

Status: House Calendar


HSB 541 – School Board Elections 

This bill changes the date of regular school elections for local school districts, merged areas, and area education agency boards by combining city and school elections. Because of the combination of these elections there are a variety of technicalities in the bill to make this change possible. This puts school elections on the same filing timelines as city elections, changes the ballot order for these elections, and makes canvassing and polling places consistent.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HSB 542 / 2338 – Public Improvement Projects

Previously, notice to bidders was required to be published not less than four days and not more than forty-five days before the date for filing bids. This bill changes this time requirement; the notice to bidders is now required to be published not less than twenty days and not more than forty-five days before the date for filing bids. Notice for bidding will be required to be posted in a relevant contractor organization publication, a relevant contractor plan room service with state wide circulation, and on a related government website, which eliminates the newspaper publication requirement. Language was added to clarify how notice is affected if the scheduled bid letting is postponed. In such cases where bid letting is postponed the revised date shall be posted not less than four days and not more than forty-five days before the revised date for filing bids.

Status: House Calendar  


HSB 550 – Dental Hygienists 

This bill allows dental hygienists to preform educational services and oral screening services without the supervision of a dentist, but if a hygienist performs oral screening services without the supervision of a dentist the dental hygienist must refer that individual to a dentist.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HSB 553 – Alcoholic Beverages Control

This bill makes a variety of technical changes. The bill makes non-substantive changes that will align sections of Iowa Code, administrative rules, and federal language. One of the changes made is that class C liquor license holders can reseal bottles of wine that have been purchased and partially consumed on the premises by a patron. This bill strikes “liquor”, changing it to “alcoholic beverages” to allow for the aforementioned change to occur. It also moves the ABD to electronic forms, rather than paper forms.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HSB 574 – Micro-Distillery

This bill allows micro-distilleries to sell the spirits it produces on the premises, increases alcohol sales ceilings for micro-distilleries, and increases the production limits for micro-distilleries.  For a micro-distillery to sell spirits on its premises, the applicant must submit an application that states the name and place of residence of the applicant, that the applicant is an Iowa citizen or that the corporation is authorized to do business in Iowa, and the location where the applicant plans to use the class A micro-distillery permit, that premises can accommodate 25 people or more sufficiently, that the premises conforms to fire and safety regulations, and that the applicant doesn’t manufacture beer. If granted this license a micro-distillery cannot sell more than 9 liters per person per day on the premises of the micro-distillery. A micro –distillery may only sell the spirits it produces at one location.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HSB 583 / HF 2331 – Israel Bill

This bill prohibits the state and state entities from investing certain public funds in and contracting with companies that boycott Israel. If the State is investing in a company that is boycotting Israel, this bill contains provisions detailing divestment procedures.

Status: House Calendar  


HSB 584 – Continuation of or Reenrollment

This bill allows aligns Iowa law with the Affordable Care Act provision that allows children to stay on their parent’s insurance until they turn 26. This affects both public and private insurance.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HSB 585 – Gambling Requirements

This bill creates the requirement that if an operating agreement has been entered into between a qualified sponsoring organization (QSO) and an operator of a gambling structure that the operator shall be noted an included as part of the initial or renewed license issues to the QSO. Previously, under 99F.5, there was not a requirement that the operator had to be noted or included as part of the license. This bill also requires that the initial license fee to conduct gambling games only apply when a new license is issued to a facility which increases the number of facilities licensed in the county. Previously, the statute stated that “The license fee […] shall not apply when a licensed facility is sold and a new license is issued to the purchaser.”

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HSB 594 / HF2322 – Automated Dispensing Devices

This bill allows for an automated dispensing device privilege for certain liquor control licenses and beer and wine permits. This is a completely new code section. The bill explains the application and the requirements to have one of these machines. This bill creates an exception that a licensee or permittee who has applied for a waiver and was denied prior to January 1, 2016 may apply and be granted this privilege despite the fact that this entity does not comply with subsection that requires the dispensing device to be deactivated at the end of each business day, if the dispensing device is incapable of being deactivated at the end of each business day.

Status: House Calendar  


HSB 613 – Registrar of Voters Retention of Fees 

This section allows for the registrar to retain the fees that come from the services that the registrar offers, including voter registration services. Previously, these fees were reimbursed to the state.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HF 450 / HSB 108 – Bidding Projects for Regents 

When the Board of Regents is undergoing a construction project costing more than $100,000, the Board must advertise and publish notice to bidders in a newspaper circulated in the construction project area or relevant contractor publication that is distributed in the construction project area, between 4 and 45 days before the filing date deadline.  It also requires the Board to hire a licensed engineer, landscape architect or general architect to prepare plans and specifications for the proposed project , including an estimate of the total cost, with this information being available to prospective bidders at no charge.  It further provides, if the Board determines the bids received are unacceptable, it can proceed with alternate design and construction, but must specify the reason why each bid was rejected, with all of this information being documented and open to the public.  Finally, it changes the title to reflect the changes in the bill.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HF 2067 – Board of Educational Examiners

This bill eliminates the requirement that the Board of Educational Examiners deposit 25% of its fees in the general fund and requires the Board to reduce its fees by 25%. Thus, this bill has a fiscal impact. For FY2016 the general fund will lose an estimated $596,738.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HF 2145 / HF 2328 – Age When a Voter can Vote in a Primary

This bill changes the age at which one a voter can vote in a primary election. Previously a voter had to be 18, but now the voter only has to be 18 by the general election to vote in a primary election. Thus, 17 year olds will now be able to vote in primary elections.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HF2156 – Beer Manufacturers to Sell Beer at Retail

This bill creates the requirement that the Alcoholic Beverages Division do a comprehensive study examining the three tier system as it impacts the ability of manufacturers and retailers to meet changing marketplace and business opportunities.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HF 2223 – 24 Hour Notice for Governmental Body Meeting and Exceptions

This bill provides that a governmental body meeting must be at a reasonable time, date, and place and that the tentative agenda be posted 24 hours beforehand. This bill creates an exception for this 24 hour notice requirement. This exception provides that if a governmental body is prevented from convening an otherwise properly noticed meeting for any reason, the governmental body may convene the meeting if the governmental body posts an amended notice of the meeting conforming with the otherwise applicable notice requirements.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee


HF2226 – Member Attendance at Governmental Body Closed Meetings

This bill prevents a governmental body from excluding a member of the governmental body at a closed session, however a member may be excluded from a closed section if the member has a conflict of interest in the item to be discussed in closed session.

Status: Passed House State Government Committee



HSB 615 – DOT Bill

This bill covers autocycles and technical changes, raises fees paid for salvage theft examination, allows for a minor to drive from their school of enrollment to a school that is not the school of enrollment as long as it is within or contiguous to the licensee’s district of residence for the purpose of participating in the extracurricular activities, and prohibits any aircraft used for the application of herbicides and pesticides from receiving a registration refund if it is destroyed or moved beyond the boundaries of the state.

Status: Passed House Transportation Committee


HSB 638 – Storage Tank Fee

This bill creates the Iowa tanks fund financing program for the purpose of reimbursing underground storage tank owners for all or part of the costs of corrective action for previously unknown petroleum releases. The Iowa tanks fund replaces the petroleum underground storage tank fund. The Iowa tanks fund will be in the state treasury consisting of moneys appropriated or transferred to the fund. Money in the Iowa tanks fund are not considered part of the general fund of the state and are not subject to appropriation for any other purpose by the legislature. This section also contains provisions limiting the liability of the fund and program and specifies when others will have to pay damages to the fund for failure to comply and leaking petroleum.

Status: Passed House Transportation Committee


HF 540 / HF 2148 / HF 111 – Front License Plates

This bill removes front license plate requirements for vehicles.  It requires a person only be issued 1 registration plate for a vehicle, instead of 2. It also requires the plate be put on the rear of the vehicle.  Status: Passed House Transportation Committee


HF 2051 – Iowa Community College Special Registration Plates

This bill provides specialty plates for Iowa community colleges with fees from these plates going to community college scholarships.

Status: Passed House Transportation Committee


HF 2088 – Agriculture Literacy Special Registration Plates

This bill provides that the DOT shall work with the Department of Land Stewardship and the Iowa Agricultural Literacy Foundation to design an agricultural literacy emblem for registration plates. The money generated from these specialty plates ultimately goes to the Iowa Agricultural Literacy Foundation to be used for grants awards and scholarships.

Status: Passed House Transportation Committee


HF 2185 / HF 2345 – Third-Party CDL Testing

This bill allows fort third-party commercial driver’s license testers and skills test examiners. This will allow community colleges and Iowa-based motor carriers to perform these tests. This bill allows the third-party examiner to charge a fee for the test.

Status: Passed House Transportation Committee


HF 2241 / HF2345 – Bridge Reports by DOT

This bill requires an annual report by county engineers to DOT on road use tax fund moneys to replace or repair bridges that are structurally deficient. The DOT shall submit an annual report to the legislature that compiles the reports from all the counties.

Status: House Calendar


Veteran Affairs

HSB 544/HF 2259—Disabled Veteran License Plate Fee Exemption

This bill provides an exemption from vehicle registration fees for veterans with a 50 percent or more service-connected disability rating.

Status: House Ways and Means Committee


HSB 559—Gold Star Museum & NGEAP Administration Funds

This bill provides that the Gold Star Museum is a state asset under the Department of Public Defense. This bill also makes changes to the National Guard Education Assistance Program by allowing the College Student Aid Commission to keep one percent of the fund for administration.

Status: Passed House Veteran Affairs Committee


HSB 580—Veterans Preference Enforcement

This bill provides that the Department of Workforce Development will administer the Veteran preference provisions of Iowa Code chapter 35C.

Status: Passed House Veteran Affairs Committee


HSB 582—Veterans Exemption from Hunter Safety Course

This bill provides that Veterans are exempt from the requirement to take a hunter’s education safety course prior to receiving a hunting license.

Status: Passed House Veteran Affairs Committee


HSB 595—Veterans Property Tax Exemption Increase

Currently Veterans of WWI are given a property tax exemption of $2,778 in taxable value and all other veterans are given one for $1,852. This bill changes the exemption amount for all veterans to $2,000.

Status: Passed House Veteran Affairs Committee


HF 2266—Unclaimed Cremated Veteran Remains

This bill provides a procedure by which unclaimed, cremated veterans can be identified and receive a proper burial.

Status: House Calendar



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