Iowa House

Dems: Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

July 12, 2017

Lawmakers called on the House Oversight Committee to continue their work reviewing the cases of the two teenage girls who died recently and take additional steps quickly to prevent other tragedies. Legislators are concerned about the care that ultimately led to the starvation deaths of two sixteen year old girls in the past eight months.…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 29, 2017

June 30, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 29, 2017

A new version of the June 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 6-29-17 Auditor Gives Budget Passing Grade IEDA Tax Incentive Series: Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit How to Acquire a Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card Iowa’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit All House Republican newsletters…

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Dems: Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

June 28, 2017

Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, and for those seeking relief from asbestos related illnesses. One bill approved will impose caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases of $250,000. Noneconomic damages include…

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Dems: FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR IOWA HOUSE

June 26, 2017

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribly saddened by the death of my good friend Curt and know how lucky we all were to have him in our lives and community. I want to continue…

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GOP: Notable Bills in Effect July 1, 2017

June 26, 2017
GOP: Notable Bills in Effect July 1, 2017

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1st. Click here to see a PDF version of this list Agriculture House File 469 – SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS – changed prior law that only allows one soil conservation and water quality district commissioner to live in the same…

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Dems: Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

June 26, 2017

In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a criminal offense where alcohol was a contributing factor, including certain Operating While Intoxicated Offenses, to test at least twice daily for alcohol or controlled substances. A court…

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GOP: Protecting Iowans from Drug Addiction

June 26, 2017
GOP: Protecting Iowans from Drug Addiction

Protecting Iowans from Drug Addiction America’s opioid epidemic continues to worsen, and is spreading rapidly across the country. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, the majority of which come from heroin and other opioids.  While Iowa’s prescription drug abuse rate is lower than the US average,…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 26, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

One of the most important things that the Legislature can do is value each and every dollar that the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa send to their state government.  House Republicans believe that the state budget should be managed just like Iowa families and businesses manage their own. Several bills passed this session give Iowa taxpayers…

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Dems: Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

June 22, 2017

Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms – specifically handguns. House File 517 makes the permit to buy handguns valid for five years. Under current law, the permit is valid for just one year.…

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Dems: New Laws Taking Effect July 1

June 21, 2017

With the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, a host of new laws will take effect on July 1 relating to public health, workforce, and public safety. Lawmakers took action this session to stop texting while driving. Beginning July 1, law enforcement officers will now be able to pull over drivers and ticket them for…

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