Iowa Senate

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

February 16, 2015

SF 40 – Facility Tanning Ban for Minors SF 80 – Mammogram Reporting Requirements SSB 1002 – Physician Assistants and Temporary Civil Commitment Procedures SSB 1016 – Dental Board Executive Director (Exemption from Merit System) SSB 1094 – Physical & Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology Copay Equity SSB 1097 – Board of Nursing Technical Bill SSB…

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Dems: Education – week of Feb. 9, 2015

February 16, 2015

SSB 1058 – School Start Date SF 171 – FY16 School Aid Funding SF 172 – FY16 Categorical School Aid Funding SF 173 – FY16 Property Tax Replacement SF 174 – FY17 School Aid Funding SF 175 – FY17 Categorical School Aid SF 176 – FY17 Property Tax Replacement   COMMITTEE ACTION: SSB 1058 eliminates…

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Dems: Economic Growth – week of Feb. 9, 2015

February 16, 2015

SF 1 – Iowa First SSB 1117 – IFA Shelter Assistance Fund   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 1 gives Iowa businesses seeking to sell products and services to the state the chance to match competing out-of-state bids for projects under $500,000, provided the Iowa firm is within 5 percent or $10,000 of the lowest bidder. Also,…

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Dems: Courts focus on giving kids a bright future

February 16, 2015

Recently, staff from the Judicial Branch told legislators that their number one priority is the protection of Iowa’s children. The Legislature has helped them pursue that priority and make communities safer. Through funding approved by the Legislature, “juvenile court officers have the time to give troubled children the specialized services they need while holding them…

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GOP: Love Blossoms in the Iowa Senate

February 14, 2015

Making the decision to run for public office requires the support of loved ones. Three Senate Republicans get to work closely with their spouse on a daily basis.

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GOP: Love Blossoms in the Iowa Senate

February 14, 2015

Making the decision to run for public office requires the support of loved ones. Three Senate Republicans get to work closely with their spouse on a daily basis.

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