Iowa Senate

Dems: Economic Growth – week of Feb. 16, 2015

February 23, 2015

SF 110 – Iowa Employment Rides Initiative SSB 1115 — Changes to Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Programs   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 110 establishes an Iowa Employment Rides Initiative to provide funds to public transit systems for programs and services that provide employment transportation to Iowans. The program will be administered by the Iowa Economic Development…

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Dems: Commerce – week of Feb. 16, 2015

February 23, 2015

SF 235 – Regulation of PBMs   SF 236 – Public utility crossings of railroad rights-of-way    COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 235/SSB 1107 gives the Iowa Insurance Commissioner specific  authority to examine, investigate, inspect and audit Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs). It strengthens last year’s legislation by offering more transparency and clarifying the Commissioner’s authority to review records…

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GOP: Week Six

February 20, 2015

Week Six in the Iowa Senate

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Dems: Iowa Wesleyan nursing students deliver more than 7,000 names on petition to Governor Branstad to keep MHI

February 20, 2015
Dems: Iowa Wesleyan nursing students deliver more than 7,000 names on petition to Governor Branstad to keep MHI

(Des Moines)  On Wednesday, Iowa Wesleyan College Professor of Nursing Lisa Kongable led a group of 18 students to the Iowa Statehouse to urge lawmakers and Governor Branstad to stop plans to close the Mental Health Institutes in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda. After rising early Wednesday morning, the group was met at the Iowa Statehouse…

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Dems: Become an active voice in state government

February 16, 2015

Iowa’s statewide boards and commissions are responsible for advising the Governor, Legislature and state agencies. We are always looking for qualified applicants who are will to be a strong voice in state government. The Governor appoints members to more than 160 boards and commissions as openings become available. If you find a position you are…

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Dems: Veterans Affairs – week of Feb. 9, 2015

February 16, 2015

SF 177 – Iowa Lottery proceeds to the Veterans Trust Fund    COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 177/SSB 1012 offers a more stable source of revenue for the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund (VTF). Currently, the Iowa Lottery must conduct a series of four veteran-themed games (two scratch games and two pull-tab games) annually, with the revenues from…

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Dems: Transportation – week of Feb. 9, 2015

February 16, 2015

SF 68 – Displaying county names on license plates   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 68 – Current law prohibits use of frames on license plates if they cover any numbers or letters printed on the plate. In spring of 2014, that was interpreted to include the county name, which appears at the bottom of all Iowa…

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Dems: State Government – week of Feb. 9, 2015

February 16, 2015

SSB 1060 – Regulation of Certified Public Accountants SSB 1064 – Campaign Finance – Independent Expenditures SSB 1125– Definition of Beer SSB 1126– 411 Pension System SSB 1135– Fireworks   COMMITTEE ACTION: SSB 1060 effects the regulation of accountants in Iowa. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is exempt from the requirements listed under the private…

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Dems: Natural Resources – week of Feb. 9, 2015

February 16, 2015

SF 94 – Allow yard waste disposal in landfills with a methane collection system SSB 1119 – Allow snowmobile trails to cross bridges and underpasses on interstate or freeway COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 94 would allow a sanitary landfill that uses a methane collection system to produce energy to deposit yard waste in the landfill. The…

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Dems: Judiciary – week of Feb. 9, 2015

February 16, 2015

SF 20 -Access to the Iowa Communications Network by Local Law Enforcement SF 178 – Life Insurance Proceeds – Restrictions on Receipt by Certain Felons SF 179 – Penalty Enhancement for Kidnapping SF 180 – Refusal to Submit to a Blood Test in Operating While Intoxicated Cases SF 181 – Law Enforcement Teaching Driver’s Education…

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