Posts Tagged ‘ Human Resources ’

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

November 27, 2018
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

Today, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced the committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly. “These talented and hard-working individuals will be essential in advancing the priorities of Iowans over the next two years.  I know they are all committed to strengthening our schools, improving health care access and affordability, and…

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GOP: House Passes Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Iowa

February 26, 2018
GOP: House Passes Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Iowa

Tonight, the Iowa House passed a comprehensive bill to combat the opioid epidemic in Iowa.  The bill was floor-managed by Rep. Shannon Lundgren (Peosta) and passed on a bipartisan vote of XX-XX. House File 2377 has three main goals: Preventing doctor shopping Reducing over prescribing Supporting Iowans suffering from an addiction Specifically, the bill does…

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GOP: Notable Bills in Effect July 1, 2017

June 26, 2017
GOP: Notable Bills in Effect July 1, 2017

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1st. Click here to see a PDF version of this list Agriculture House File 469 – SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS – changed prior law that only allows one soil conservation and water quality district commissioner to live in the same…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 19, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa is already a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but House Republicans want to do more to support Iowa families.  In order to move Iowa forward, we need a positive environment where families have opportunities to thrive and grow. House Republicans worked hard this session to support Iowa families in a…

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GOP: 2017 First Funnel Survivors

March 3, 2017
GOP: 2017 First Funnel Survivors

Attached is a list and short description of bills that survived the first funnel.  The list DOES NOT include bills which failed to achieve committee approval. 2017 First Funnel Survivors

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Dems: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

June 6, 2016
Dems: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

A successful, high quality, Iowa health care program is being dismantled based on deliberate sabotage by the Branstad Administration. Skilled Iowa caregivers who provided services to children at the Independence MHI have lost their jobs. In the end, Iowa kids and Iowa tax dollars will be sent out-of-state for health care that had been provided…

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Dems: Human Resources – week of April 11, 2016

April 18, 2016

SF 453 – Board of Pharmacy bill SF 2259 — Mental illness treatment   FLOOR ACTION: SF 453, as amended by the House, provides for remote pharmacy supervision of certified pharmacy technicians practicing at telepharmacy sites and defines the term telepharmacy. The bill updates licensure provisions and processes for out-of-state and outsourcing pharmacies that provide…

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Dems: Human Resources – week of April 4, 2016

April 8, 2016

SF 2188 — Psychologist prescribing SF 2260 — Disclosure of ownership information   FLOOR ACTION: SF 2188 allows certain psychologists with specialized training to write prescriptions for a limited formulary of psychotropic drugs. They must have a doctoral degree in psychology and a post-doctoral master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology; be licensed in Iowa; have pre-…

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GOP: House Republican Medicaid Oversight Plan

April 7, 2016
GOP: House Republican Medicaid Oversight Plan

Consumer Protection  |  Outcome Achievement  |  Program Integrity Medicaid Modernization has full-time, comprehensive oversight in place, and this bill adds additional consumer protections and accountability measures to ensure patients are receiving the high quality health care that the state provides. The House GOP Plan: Requires an unprecedented amount of data and reporting from CMS, DHS,…

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Dems: Human Resources – week of March 21, 2016

March 29, 2016

SF 2258 – DHS child welfare   FLOOR ACTION: SF 2258, as amended by the House, makes changes to implement federal requirements of the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.” Children in foster care leave their homes and sometime their school and community. This causes interruption in typical development. The bill attempts to help…

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