Iowa House Democrats

Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13

March 14, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 519          Agriculture Facility Trespass. Individuals who use deception to obtain access to ag production facilities can be criminally cha...

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Dems: First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

March 11, 2019
Dems: First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Se...

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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 2 – Wed. March 6

March 7, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 2 – Wed. March 6

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 28 – Wed. March 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HSB 218      Implements of Husbandry Weight Limit. Raises weight limitations for some implements of husbandry (passed Committee 20-3) to House C...

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Dems: Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

March 6, 2019
Dems: Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week.  After hearing from Iowans frustrated by the growing influence of special interests in the Legislature, lawmakers developed the agenda for the legisl...

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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 21 – Wed. February 27

February 28, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 21 – Wed. February 27

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 21 – Wed. Feb. 27, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HSB 173      Beginning Farmer Tax Credit.  Modifies the beginning farmer tax credit program and returns the tax credit level to $12 million annu...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

February 26, 2019
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

The way Iowa selects judges has been a model for the nation for decades.  It’s a merit based selection process that is fair, impartial, and non-partisan.  The system was put in place in 1962 when our Iowa Constitution was updated to require vacancies i...

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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 14 – Wed. February 20

February 21, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 14 – Wed. February 20

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 14 – Wed. Feb. 20, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Transportation Equity. Appropriates $19 million to the Transportation Equity Fund under the Department of Management, and esta...

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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 7 – Wed. February 13

February 14, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 7 – Wed. February 13

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 7 – Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Transportation Equity. Appropriates $19 million to the Transportation Equity Fund under the Department of Management, and estab...

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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 31 – Wed. February 6

February 7, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 31 – Wed. February 6

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan. 31 – Wed. Feb. 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 8              Commercial Animal Establishment License Change.  HF 8 eliminates the requirement to provide an identification number (tax ID or...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

February 6, 2019
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and address some of the challenges facing our state. As the Leader of Iowa House Democrats, our caucus is proposing several ideas this year t...

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