Iowa Senate

Dems: Local Government Committee Report – Week 2, 2018

January 16, 2018

SSB 3017 gives counties and property owners another option for providing assessor notices. If an assessor is required or authorized by Iowa Code to send an assessment, notice or other information by regular mail, the assessor may instead provide the information electronically.

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Dems: Judiciary Committee Report – Week 2, 2018

January 16, 2018

SF 2010 allows federal officers to carry dangerous weapons (usually firearms) on school property, while on duty and off duty. HF 517, the “firearms omnibus” bill from the 2017 session, allowed peace officers to carry weapons on school grounds while not on duty. Federal officers were inadvertently omitted from that bill. SF 2010 fixes the…

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Dems: Ragan & Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

January 16, 2018

State Senator Amanda Ragan and State Representative Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative listening post this Saturday, January 20. The meeting will take place from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at the Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St. SE, Mason City.

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Dems: We agree ‘urgent action’ needed to stop ‘additional inappropriate behavior’

January 12, 2018

Little has changed in the Iowa Senate more than four years since Kirsten Anderson was fired after filing a complaint about the toxic work environment. As Ambassador Kramer wrote in her report: ‘As of now, there is nothing that has changed to prevent additional inappropriate behavior and ensuing problems.’

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GOP: Senator Dix’s Opening Remarks 2018

January 8, 2018

Here we are today, ready to write chapter two.

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GOP: Senator Dix’s Opening Remarks 2018

January 8, 2018

Here we are today, ready to write chapter two.

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GOP: Senate President Jack Whitver’s Opening Remarks 2018

January 8, 2018

**Senate President Jack Whitver’s opening remarks as prepared** Good morning! Majority Leader Dix, Minority Leader Petersen, Senators, staff, family and friends welcome to the Iowa Senate as we begin the 2018 Legislative Session of the 87th General Ass...

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GOP: Senate President Jack Whitver’s Opening Remarks 2018

January 8, 2018

**Senate President Jack Whitver’s opening remarks as prepared** Good morning! Majority Leader Dix, Minority Leader Petersen, Senators, staff, family and friends welcome to the Iowa Senate as we begin the 2018 Legislative Session of the 87th General Ass...

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Dems: Senate Democratic Leader Petersen’s 2018 Opening Day Address

January 8, 2018

Video and text of Senate Democratic Leader Petersen's 2018 Opening Day Address to the Iowa Senate.

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Dems: Legislators highlight Cedar Rapids recycling success

January 3, 2018

Before Iowa repeals the bottle bill signed by Governor Bob Ray nearly 40 years ago, it is important for legislators and the public to know how it is actually working today.

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