Iowa Senate

Dems: State Government – week of April 20, 2015

April 22, 2015

SF 415 – Elections Administration   FLOOR ACTION: SF 415 makes changes to Iowa election laws. Under current law, precinct election officials are required to tally and record write-in votes after the polls close in all elections. With this bill, as amended by the House, the county auditor in a county using digital ballot counting…

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Dems: Labor & Business Relations – week of April 20, 2015

April 22, 2015

HF 397 – Occasional Work for Child Labor   FLOOR ACTION: HF 397 relates to the child labor law and defines “occasional” in Iowa Code. As amended, the bill removes schools and local workforce offices from the process of obtaining a child labor work permit. Instead, the child would obtain a work permit through the…

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Dems: Judiciary – week of April 20, 2015

April 22, 2015

SF 385 – Expunging not guilty verdicts and dismissed criminal charges SF 404 – Shorthand Reporters HF 6 – Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee   FLOOR ACTION: SF 385 provides for the confidentiality (expunging) of certain court records relating to criminal charges. A defendant in a case will be able to make application to…

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Dems: Education – week of April 20, 2015

April 22, 2015

HF 347 – DHS childcare program licensure on school grounds HF 599 – SAVE added to reorganization and dissolution of a school district   FLOOR ACTION HF 347 makes the Department of Human Services (DHS) the only state agency responsible for the licensure of childcare programs located in a school. Under current law, either DHS…

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Dems: Appropriations – week of April 20, 2015

April 22, 2015

SF 411 – Disaster case management SSB 1277 – Education Budget FY16 and FY17 SSB 1279 – Ag & Natural Resources Budget FY16 & FY 17   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 411 establishes a disaster case management fund and program. The Executive Council is authorized to expend funds from the emergency fund for case management services…

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Dems: Appropriations – week of April 20, 2015

April 22, 2015

SF 411 – Disaster case management SSB 1277 – Education Budget FY16 and FY17 SSB 1279 – Ag & Natural Resources Budget FY16 & FY 17   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 411 establishes a disaster case management fund and program. The Executive Council is authorized to expend funds from the emergency fund for case management services…

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Dems: Senate Budget Chair: House GOP budget “devastating” to Iowa’s middle class families

April 22, 2015

For immediate release: April 22, 2015 Statement by Senator Bob Dvorsky Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee   “The budget targets released today by the Republican leaders of the Iowa House would be a devastating blow to Iowa’s families.  House Republicans appear determined to needlessly deny opportunities and essential services to Iowans young and old.…

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Dems: Senate Budget Chair: House GOP budget “devastating” to Iowa’s middle class families

April 22, 2015

For immediate release: April 22, 2015 Statement by Senator Bob Dvorsky Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee   “The budget targets released today by the Republican leaders of the Iowa House would be a devastating blow to Iowa’s families.  House Republicans appear determined to needlessly deny opportunities and essential services to Iowans young and old.…

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Dems: Protecting grieving families from funeral protests

April 21, 2015

Iowans should be able to grieve and honor lost loved ones at a funeral without interference from protesters carrying hateful signs and shouting vile words. A bill that won unanimous support in the Iowa House and Senate will help ensure that happens. House File 558 requires that those who are demonstrating and being disruptive must…

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Dems: Ensuring clean air for good health & economic growth

April 21, 2015

Businesses and Iowans depend on the work of the air quality bureau in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to protect the health of Iowans by ensuring that air emissions meet the standards set out in law. Iowa businesses turn to the bureau to help them meet these standards and provide them with the approval…

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