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Busy day planned at Statehouse

Iowa CapitolBy The Iowa Statesman


The Iowa General Assembly has a busy day ahead of itself today. Nearly 50 bills will be debated and put up for a vote today in both chambers.

In the Senate, which just passed 12 bills with overwhelming majorities yesterday, there are 23 bills on the debate schedule for today. Among them are Senate File 165, which would allow for the consolidation of county seats; Senate File 227, which would amend the early school start date provisions of Iowa Code; and Senate File 381, which would allow the Iowa Department of Natural Resources broader authority to quarantine areas to prevent the spread of animal disease.

In the House, there are 24 bills on the debate schedule for today. Among them are House File 260, which would change how district court judges are nominated; House File 352, which would require the state use zero-base budgeting; House File 438, which would change how Iowa Lottery proceeds that support veterans are generated; and House File 527, the omnibus gun bill.