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Dems: Labor & Business Relations Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 17, 2017

HF 291 is a Republican bill to gut public sector employee collective bargaining rights. The legislation was written in secret, behind closed doors without the input of 180,000 public sector workers in Iowa. The Republicans rushed this legislation through the Iowa House and Senate and plan to have it on the Governor’s desk to sign…

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Dems: Senate Leader: Anti-worker legislation hurts working Iowans and their families

February 16, 2017

An overwhelming majority of Iowans who packed the Capitol, attended rallies and overflowing local meetings, and filled legislative voicemail and email inboxes were in opposition to Senate File 213/House File 291. “Their message was clear: This bill hurts working Iowans and their families,” he said.

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Dems: Natural Resources Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 15, 2017

SF 257 establishes a set of guidelines for conducting bass fishing tournaments and the approval of permits for those events by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The minimum number of vessels for an event is 6 on public waters other than the Mi...

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Dems: Education Committee Report – Week 6, 2017

February 15, 2017

SSB 1047 requires computer science education standards, computer science instructor endorsements and authorizations, and alternative ways to obtain endorsements and authorizations.

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Dems: State Government Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 15, 2017

SF165, as amended in committee, reflects current procedure for Iowa Prison Industries to bid on state government agency projects.

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Dems: Commerce Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 15, 2017

Those who enroll in a state group insurance plan for state employees will be eligible under the same enrollment rules as non-contract full-time state employees of the executive branch and will pay a portion of the premium on the same basis.

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Dems: Transportation Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 15, 2017

This bill allows a right turn from any lane designated for right turns, or a left turn from any lane designated for left turns on a one-way street. The bill strikes the requirement that vehicles turning left against a red light on a one-way street must...

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Dems: Judiciary Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 15, 2017

Senate File 208 relates to the Victim Compensation Fund. Payments are made from the fund to victims of certain crimes for expenses incurred because of the crime.

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Dems: SF213 – Prepared remarks by Senator Nate Boulton, lead Democrat on Senate Labor Committee

February 14, 2017

This amendment is our last chance to stop this freight train that is barreling towards our public workers. We’ve finally arrived at the point of no return on this. We have reached a point of potentially blowing up the system of reason and compromise that has served our state well for decades.

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Dems: Human Resources Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 13, 2017

SF77 requires facilities providing mammograms to include information on breast density in reports sent to patients pursuant to federal law, if the patient is categorized as having heterogeneously dense breasts or extremely dense breasts, according to n...

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