Posts Tagged ‘ State Government ’

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 Republicans Support IPERS

October 22, 2018
GOP: House Republicans Support IPERS

By Speaker Linda Upmeyer Over the last several weeks, I have seen a lot of misinformation being spread across Iowa regarding the Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS).  Unfortunately, Democrats are crisscrossing the state, holding meetings and panicking IPERS members that their pensions will be cut or eliminated altogether.  This is absurd and the worst…

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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: 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: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

August 15, 2016
Dems: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

State Senators Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls, Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, and Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids are asking the chair of the Iowa Board of Regents for details regarding the search for a new president for the University of Northern Iowa.

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Dems: State Government – week of April 18, 2016

April 25, 2016

HF 2273 – Elections Administration   FLOOR ACTION: HF 2273 relates to the administration of elections with respect to the address confidentiality program by the Secretary of State (SOS), satellite absentee voting and the conduct of school district elections. The Senate adopted an amendment giving county auditors the option of processing absentee ballots with an…

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Dems: State Government – week of April 4, 2016

April 8, 2016

SF 2219 – Carbon monoxide detectors SF 2273 – Home food establishments HF 2429 – Gambling licenses   FLOOR ACTION: SF 2219 amends current law requiring smoke detectors in multiple-unit residential buildings and single-family dwellings to also require carbon monoxide alarms. The bill requires carbon monoxide alarms in multiple-unit residential buildings and single-family dwellings constructed…

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Dems: State Government – week of March 28, 2016

April 1, 2016

 HF 2429 – Gambling licenses   COMMITTEE ACTION: HF 2429 clarifies that the license fee for a gambling facility only applies when a new license is issued to a person for a facility that increases the number of licensed facilities in the county or counties. This applies to initial or renewed licenses issued to a…

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Dems: State Government – week of March 21, 2016

March 29, 2016

SF 2162 – Electronic filing for administrative proceedings by Department of Inspections & Appeals   FLOOR ACTION: SF 2162 permits the Administrative Hearings Division of the Department of Inspections & Appeals to adopt administrative rules establishing an electronic filing system for contested case and other administrative proceedings, notwithstanding Code sections 10A.801, subsection 7, paragraph “b”,…

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Dems: State Government – week of March 14, 2016

March 21, 2016

HF 2146 – Lottery kiosks HF 2353 – EMS employees and public office HF 2363 – Closed sessions HF 2364 – Public notices   FLOOR ACTION: HF 2146 authorizes the dispensing of lottery tickets and products by self-service kiosks. Code section 99G.3 is amended to define a “self-service kiosk” as a machine that dispenses only…

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