Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Bill Watch: Your legislators have now filed more than 1,000 bills this session

Bob Eschliman
Iowa Capitol
Editor

 

Legislators in the Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives have now offered more than 1,000 bills this session. This week alone, 184 bills – 83 in the Senate and 101 in the House – were added to the Bill Book.

To read individual bills, click their links below:

 

House File 309 – an act to require LEED certification for all school construction and “substantial renovation” projects relating to elementary and secondary public school buildings.

House File 310 – an act to establish an energy audit program with regard to elementary and secondary public school buildings.

House File 311 – an act to set allowable growth for preK-12 public school funding at 4 percent if the General Assembly does not set a different amount by statute within 30 days of the submission of the governor’s budget request in the year preceding a base year.

House File 312 – an act to prohibit the Iowa Board of Education and the Iowa Department of Education from adopting, administering, or approving the administration of assessments developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, to strike a requirement that students in grades 3-11 be administered an Iowa Core assessment, and to strike a requirement to establish an assessment task force to review and make recommendations regarding statewide assessment of student progress relative to the Iowa Core curriculum.

House File 313 – an act to provide education savings grants for students attending a non-public school or receiving competent private instruction.

House File 314 – an act to require the assessment of the DARE surcharge for a deferred judgment or suspended sentence for all OWI and controlled substance violations.

House File 315 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 42.

House File 316 – an act to require the employment of one full-time secretary for each soil and water conservation district in Iowa.

House File 317 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the provision of telehealth services by mental health professionals and insurance coverage and reimbursement under the Medical Assistance Program.

House File 318 – an act to allow employees or members of group accident or health insurance to continue, if the event to trigger termination of “employment or membership” includes absence or reduction in hours due to injury or illness.

House File 319 – an act to allow the holder of a special Class A permit and a Class B beer permit may purchase and sell wine from a wholesaler holding a Class A wine permit.

House File 320 – an act to provide supplemental weighting for pupils in certain districts as a means of providing for school district transportation costs.

House File 321 – an act to amend Iowa Code to enact new methodology for school budget review as it relates to implementing on-site visits to conduct fiscal review.

House File 322 – an act to establish a task force on professional school counselor program requirements.

House File 323 – an act to authorize school boards to exercise any broad or implied power not inconsistent with Iowa Code related to the operation, control, and supervisions of the public schools within their district boundaries.

House File 324 – an act to establish an energy efficiency training curriculum.

House File 325 – an act to make professional development relating to dyslexia a condition of teacher licensure and license renewal.

House File 326 – an act to require each Area Education Agency to employ a dyslexia specialist.

House File 327 – an act to require the boards of directors of each public school district to provide short-term testing and retesting for radon gas at each attendance center under its control.

House File 328 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to elders, elder abuse, financial exploitation of elders, and the development of an elder abuse prevention system.

House File 329 – an act to provide for civil rights enforcement concerning employment rights of people exercising their rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

House File 330 – an act to require the Iowa Department of Human Services to amend its administrative rules relating to the eligibility requirements for guardians under the Subsidized Guardian Program.

House File 331 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to criminal trespass.

House File 332 – an act to amend the statute of limitations for the prosecution of first-degree kidnapping.

House File 333 – an act to allow parental rights to be reinstated, under certain circumstances.

House File 334 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the establishment, operation, and dissolution of rural improvement zones.

House File 335 – an act to require county compensation boards be elected, and be required to review the benefits paid to comparable elected officers when making salary recommendations to the board of supervisors.

House File 336 – an act to prohibit smoking in casinos as a condition of obtaining an initial gaming license.

House File 337 – an act to allow independent expenditures in political campaigns without organizing a committee, filing a statement of organization, filing a termination report, or disclosure reports.

House File 338 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to public access to data processing software under Iowa’s Open Records Law.

House File 339 – an act to allow townships to levy any amount sufficient to maintain any cemetery located in the township devoted to general public use.

House File 340 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 24.

House File 341 – a successor bill to House File 89.

House File 342 – an act to authorize school districts to use revenue from the district management levy to pay the costs of mediation and arbitration.

House File 343 – a successor to House Study Bill 109.

House File 344 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to food and consumer safety by changing the requirements for hotel sanitation, home food establishment, food establishment, and food processing plants.

House File 345 – an act to increase the motor fuel excise tax by 10 cents with an offsetting increase in the earned income credit on the individual income tax.

House File 346 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 61.

House File 347 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 9.

House File 348 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 26.

House File 349 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to insurance coverage for essential health benefits required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).

House File 350 – an act to continue Medicaid program eligibility for children post-discharge from the State Training School at Eldora.

House File 351 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 129.

House File 352 – an act to require all state agencies to develop their budget requests using a zero-base approach.

House File 353 – an act establishing certification requirements for those actively involved in the operation of a commercial manure service.

House File 354 – an act to establish a refugee family support services pilot program.

House File 355 – an act to establish food waste landfill diversion demonstration projects.

House File 356 – an act to establish a world language education pilot program to enhance foreign language education in Iowa elementary schools.

House File 357 – an act to change the name and mission of the Local Food and Farm Program Fund.

House File 358 – an act to allow Class A beer manufacturing permits to also hold Class C liquor control licenses to manufacture and sell beet at retail in sealed containers of not more than 64 ounces to be consumed off-premises.

House File 359 – an act to allow school districts to impose a voter-approved transportation cost supplemental levy.

House File 360 – an act to create a medical student promise tax credit, and a medical student promise fund under control of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

House File 361 – an act to create a children’s mental health and disability services advisory council.

House File 362 – an act to provide alternative transportation methods for individuals with mental illness.

House File 363 – an act to prohibit a person from leaving a vehicle unattended with its engine running without setting the parking brake and turning the front wheels away from the travel portion of a roadway.

House File 364 – an act to enhance the penalties for a second offense of domestic abuse assault in certain circumstances.

House File 365 – an act to provide for the collection of certain delinquent accounts for wastewater, sewer system, storm water drainage, and sewage treatment services.

House File 366 – an act to establish reversion accounts for county commissions of veterans affairs with annual allocations from the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs.

House File 367 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 41.

House File 368 – an act to allow first-time homebuyers to establish interest-bearing savings accounts for the purpose of saving money to purchase a principal residence in Iowa within 10 years, and to allow a portion of annual deposits and interest paid to be exempt from individual income tax.

House File 369 – a successor bill to House File 23.

House File 370 – an act to provide a non-refundable income tax credit for dependent students and for parents of dependent children who volunteer at the dependents’ school, with exclusions for months a person’s family was enrolled in a public assistance program.

House File 371 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 119.

House File 372 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 92.

House File 373 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 91.

House File 374 – an act to impose insurance requirements prior to granting a permit to construct, maintain, or operate a hazardous liquid pipeline.

House File 375 – an act to require that land within a drainage or levee district must be identified in an abstract of title.

House File 376 – an act to require the Iowa Department of Justice to conduct a survey of untested sexual abuse evidence collection kits stored by law enforcement agencies in the state.

House File 377 – an act to provide for the interment of cremated remains of veterans in veterans cemeteries by allowing veterans organizations to claim the remains if a family member has not done so after 30 days.

House File 378 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the grounds for discipline of physicians and surgeons, osteopathic physicians and surgeons, and physician assistants.

House File 379 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the modification of restitution orders at the request of a victim.

House File 380 – an act to establish a music therapy advisory council within the Iowa Board of Social Work and to provide for the licensure of music therapists.

House File 381 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 100.

House File 382 – an act to establish a statewide database for veteran-owned businesses.

House File 383 – an act to establish a statewide database for stolen firearms.

House File 384 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 131.

House File 385 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 99, and a companion bill to Senate File 233.

House File 386 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 6.

House File 387 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 14.

House Resolution 10 – a resolution congratulating the Drake Law School on the 150th anniversary of its founding.

House Study Bill 151 – an act to make several “non-substantive” changes to Iowa Code.

House Study Bill 152 – an act to adopt the same penalties for minors in possession of alcohol as is imposed for underage adults in possession of alcohol.

House Study Bill 153 – an act to prevent the penalizing of calls for assistance if the caller reasonably believes emergency assistance is necessary, to prohibit a landlord from restricting a resident’s or tenant’s right to summon emergency assistance.

House Study Bill 154 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the appointment of guardians ad litem in adoption proceedings.

House Study Bill 155 – an act to regulate “safe sleeping and napping practices” for licensed or registered child care providers.

House Study Bill 156 – an act to establish an Iowa Reading Corps administered by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service.

House Study Bill 157 – an act to create a civil right of action for certain people affected by disruptive conduct at funerals or memorial services for military service members.

House Study Bill 158 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to elections administration and election officials.

House Study Bill 159 – an act to allow county medical examiners to charge fees and certain expenses for conducting preliminary death investigations affecting the public interest, and to require county boards of supervisors meeting minutes include a summary of all resolutions adopted, or the complete text of all resolutions adopted.

House Study Bill 160 – an act to allow for interstate contracts to provide substance abuse and mental health care and treatment.

House Study Bill 161 – an act to allow for the sale, purchase, and use of consumer fireworks in Iowa.

House Study Bill 162 – an act to allow the name, address, and telephone number of any police officer and any immediate family members be made confidential.

House Study Bill 163 – an act to allow the use of a bridge order to transfer jurisdiction of the closing of a Child In Need of Assistance (ChINA) case in district court under certain circumstances.

House Study Bill 164 – an act to provide for free license plates for seriously disabled veterans who are residents of Iowa.

House Study Bill 165 – an act to allow for the distribution of gaming receipts to any veterans organization.

House Study Bill 166 – an act to amend the duties of and fees charged by county recorders.

House Study Bill 167 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the deployment of and applications for wireless communications facilities and infrastructure.

House Study Bill 168 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to notices of garnishment and levy to a judgment debtor.

House Study Bill 169 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the Iowa Pharmacy Board temporarily designating a substance a controlled substance.

House Study Bill 170 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to underground storage tanks, including the establishment of an underground storage tank cost share grant program.

House Study Bill 171 – an act to prohibit the use of electronic communication devices while driving.

House Study Bill 172 – an act to establish legislative intent to address during the current session the administration of statewide assessment of student progress in mathematics and reading for grades 4, 8, and 11, and in science for grades 8 and 11.

House Study Bill 173 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to Iowa Core curriculum and content standards adopted by the Iowa Board of Education, assessment of student progress, and the collection of and access to student data.

Senate File 257 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1168.

Senate File 258 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1056.

Senate File 259 – a successor bill to Senate File 69.

Senate File 260 – an act to establish the conditions under which a licensed teacher may remove a student from the teacher’s assigned classroom.

Senate File 261 – an act to exempt anyone 65 years or older from the individual income tax.

Senate File 262 – an act to provide for the appropriate transportation of people with substance-related disorders or mental illness by directing a county or mental health and disability services region to contract with private entities as appropriate.

Senate File 263 – an act to allow rescue vehicles to proceed past stop lights and stop signs, and to exceed speed limits, while exercising necessary safety precautions and using an audible and visual signal.

Senate File 264 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1025.

Senate File 265 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to food and consumer safety by changing the requirements for hotel sanitation, home food establishment, food establishment, and food processing plants.

Senate File 266 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to public access to data processing software under Iowa’s Open Records Law.

Senate File 267 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1163.

Senate File 268 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1091.

Senate File 269 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1151.

Senate File 270 – a successor bill to Senate File 39.

Senate File 271 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1113.

Senate File 272 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1082.

Senate File 273 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1019.

Senate File 274 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1096.

Senate File 275 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1039.

Senate File 276 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1015.

Senate File 277 – an act to provide an exemption from individual income tax certain amounts of retirement income.

Senate File 278 – a successor bill to Senate File 25.

Senate File 279 – a successor bill to Senate File 191.

Senate File 280 – a successor bill to Senate File 204.

Senate File 281 – an act to establish a school-based mental health services pilot project to be implemented by the area education agencies.

Senate File 282 – an act to reclassify marijuana and THC from a Schedule I to a Schedule II controlled substance.

Senate File 283 – an act authorizing the Secretary of State to modify fees for businesses newly organizing during Iowa Start a Business Month.

Senate File 284 – a successor bill to Senate File 45.

Senate File 285 – an act to amend the certificate of need requirements for radiation therapy services with a value of $5 million or less.

Senate File 286 – an act to establish a women-owned business accelerator program administered through the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Senate File 287 – an act to establish a certified nonprofit professional loan forgiveness program and fund.

Senate File 288 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to public sector preferences for veterans in appointment and employment.

Senate File 289 – an act to appropriate $99 million from the General Fund — $1 million to each county – for construction, reconstruction, and improvements of roads and bridges in the secondary road system.

Senate File 290 – an act to regulate agreements between manufacturers or distributors and dealers relating to the sale of recreational vehicles.

Senate File 291 – a successor bill to Senate File 49.

Senate File 292 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1148.

Senate File 293 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1098.

Senate File 294 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1047.

Senate File 295 – a successor bill to Senate File 161.

Senate File 296 – an act to establish the crime of unauthorized placement of a global positioning device.

Senate File 297 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the employment of and merit system protection for administrative law judges, workers’ compensation commissioners, and the administrator of the Administrative Hearings Division of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

Senate File 298 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1183.

Senate File 299 – a successor bill to Senate File 145.

Senate File 300 – a successor bill to Senate File 138.

Senate File 301 – an act to allow school districts to exceed the statutory rate limit for the physical plant and equipment levy if they have refunded or refinanced certain loan agreements.

Senate File 302 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the Iowa Prevention of Disabilities Council.

Senate Joint Resolution 6 – a resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Iowa specifying marriage between one man and one woman as the only legal union that is valid or recognized in the state.

Senate Joint Resolution 7 – a resolution to call a constitutional convention in order to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

Senate Resolution 10 – a resolution affirming Iowa’s commitment to “Net Neutrality.”

Senate Resolution 11 – a resolution requesting the legislative council to establish an interim study committee to study the elimination of the income tax in Iowa.

Senate Resolution 12 – a resolution urging Congress and the President of the United States to enact new legislation that would require congressional approval of a presidential request before National Guard forces may be federally mobilized for a period of more than 180 days.

Senate Study Bill 1196 – an act provide for the issuance of a temporary restricted employment license that only allows a person to drive to and from his or her home and the location or locations of employment.

Senate Study Bill 1197 – Governor Branstad’s budget bill relative to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and associated funds and agencies.

Senate Study Bill 1198 – an act remove the requirement of a physician’s order before administering an adult vaccination for pneumococcal disease in a hospital or long-term care facility.

Senate Study Bill 1199 – an act to request the establishment of a social impact bond interim study committee.

Senate Study Bill 1200 – an act to allow for interstate contracts to provide substance abuse and mental health care and treatment.

Senate Study Bill 1201 – Governor Branstad’s budget bill relative to the Department of Administrative Services, Department of Commerce, the Governor’s Office, the Department of Inspections and Appeals, the Department of Management, the Department of Revenue, the Office of Secretary of State, the Office of Treasurer of State, and associated agencies.

Senate Study Bill 1202 – an act to make and limit appropriations for Fiscal Years 2016 (beginning July 1, 2015) and 2017 to the justice system.

Senate Study Bill 1203 – an act to make and limit appropriations for Fiscal Years 2016 (beginning July 1, 2015) and 2017 to the Judicial Branch.

Senate Study Bill 1204 – an act to make and limit appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016 (beginning July 1, 2015) and FY 2017 from the Road Use Tax Fund and the Primary Road Fund to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Senate Study Bill 1205 – an act to reclassify marijuana and THC from a Schedule I to a Schedule II controlled substance.

Senate Study Bill 1206 – an act to provide for an apprentice hunter permit and fee.

Senate Study Bill 1207 – an act to create the Emerald Ash Borer Revolving Loan program and fund, and including appropriations.

Senate Study Bill 1208 – an act to request the departments of Human Services, Education, and Public Health to facilitate a workgroup of stakeholders to study and make recommendations relating to children’s health and well-being in Iowa.

Senate Study Bill 1209 – an act to provide immunity from prosecution for certain drug-related offenses when evidence is collected as a result of transporting someone who has overdosed on drugs or alcohol to the hospital.

Senate Study Bill 1210 – an act to create the Iowa ABLE Savings Plan Trust, and providing deductions and exclusions from the individual income tax and inheritance tax.

Senate Study Bill 1211 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to food and consumer safety by changing the requirements for hotel sanitation, home food establishment, food establishment, and food processing plants.

Senate Study Bill 1212 – an act to establish a music therapy advisory council within the Iowa Board of Social Work and to provide for the licensure of music therapists.

Senate Study Bill 1213 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the re-examination and recalculation of disability retirement benefits for beneficiaries under the Public Safety Peace Officers’ Retirement, Accident, and Disability System.

Senate Study Bill 1214 – an act to require shareholder authorization of political expenditures by corporations, and to require related shareholder statements and notices.

Senate Study Bill 1215 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to elections administration and election officials.

Senate Study Bill 1216 – an act to allow county medical examiners to charge fees and certain expenses for conducting preliminary death investigations affecting the public interest, and to require county boards of supervisors meeting minutes include a summary of all resolutions adopted, or the complete text of all resolutions adopted.

Senate Study Bill 1217 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the governance of games of skill or chance and raffles.

Senate Study Bill 1218 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the authority of cities to regulate and restrict the occupancy of residential rental property.

Senate Study Bill 1219 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the apportionment of gross receipts of a broadcaster for purposes of Iowa income tax calculation.

Senate Study Bill 1220 – an act to exempt from state sales tax metered water furnished to residential customers, and to create related state and local residential metered water excise taxes.

Senate Study Bill 1221 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the Pesticide Act of Iowa and incidents of pesticide drift.

Senate Study Bill 1222 – an act to require the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission to set annual air quality fees associated with the federal Clean Air Act to be imposed and collected by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Senate Study Bill 1223 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the use of Social Security numbers for purposes of administration of the tax and related laws by the Iowa Department of Revenue and collection of property taxes by counties.

Senate Study Bill 1224 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the policy administration of the tax and related laws by the Iowa Department of Revenue.

Senate Study Bill 1225 – an act to create the crime of stalking and to provide penalties.

Senate Study Bill 1226 – an act to allow cross-subsidization of gas and electric utilities.

Senate Study Bill 1227 – an act to amend Iowa Code to adjust language to reflect current practices, insert earlier omissions, delete redundancies and inaccuracies, delete temporary language, resolve inconsistencies and conflicts, update ongoing provisions, or remove ambiguities.