Iowa Senate Democrats

Dems: 2017 Legislative Session in Review

April 24, 2017

Democrats continue to stand up to the attack on hard-working Iowans. We won’t support unnecessary cuts that threaten public safety, the quality of higher education and job training, and the safety net provided by social services. Economic prosperity and fiscal responsibility will return when the Governor, Lt. Governor and legislators work in a bipartisan way…

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Dems: 2017 Closing Day Remarks by Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg

April 22, 2017

Mr. President, Mr. Majority Leader, and all my Senate colleagues: During my address on the opening day of this session, I expressed hope the Senate would govern wisely and take action to make life better [...]

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Dems: Local Government Committee Report – week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

HF 308 – Release of military personnel records SF 481 – Enforcement of immigration laws FLOOR ACTION: HF 308 mirrors the federal government relating to military personnel records maintained by a county recorder. The bill [...]

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Dems: Transportation Committee Report – week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

HF 313 –Removal of vehicles from accident scenes FLOOR ACTION: HF 313 requires a driver involved in an accident only resulting in damage to remove the vehicle from the roadway if it is operable and [...]

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Dems: Judiciary Committee Report – week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

SF 374 – Indigent Defense SF 444 – Traffic safety bill HF 134 – Cities regulating occupancy of residential rental property by familial status HF 253 – Children in the middle, paternity and obligation for [...]

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Dems: Ways & Means Committee Report – week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

SF 501 – Increasing certain fees collected by the county sheriff SF 502 – Consumer Credit Code update SF 503 – Deferral of unpaid installments on certain consumer credit loans SF 504 – County mental [...]

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Dems: Appropriations Committee Report – week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

SF 498 – Federal block grant SF 497–Transportation budget SSB 1190 – Medical Cannabis Act SSB 1192—Administration & Regulation Budget COMMITTEE ACTION: SSB 1190 creates the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act. Marijuana is reclassified from [...]

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Dems: Education Committee Report – Week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

SF 240 – Statewide assessment modifications SF 350 – Expands high school equivalency diploma options HF 564 – Flexibility in school funding HF 565 – Establishing a school district flexibility account FLOOR ACTION: SF 240 [...]

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Dems: State Government Committee Report – week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

SF 442 – Voluntary exclusions from gambling facility changes HF 569/SF 463 – 403b expanded plan offerings HF 566 – Moves school elections to municipal elections FLOOR ACTION: SF 442 makes changes to the process [...]

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Dems: Veterans Affairs Committee Report – week 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

HF 241 – County Commissions of Veterans Affairs administration of duties HF 584 – Federal jurisdiction of Agent Orange claims FLOOR ACTION: HF 241 prevents a county board of supervisors or county commission of veteran [...]

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