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General Assembly back at it today

Iowa CapitolBy The Iowa Statesman

 

After the wild day the Iowa House and Senate had yesterday, legislators are back to debating bills again today. Between the two chambers, there are 23 new bills scheduled for debate.

In the House, which is just now convening for the day, the tentative debate schedule includes five new bills. Among them are:

House File 447 — an act requiring wireless communications service providers to provide call locations in emergency situations,

House File 449 — an act relating to the development and initial implementation of an inpatient psychiatric bed tracking system by the Iowa Department of Human Services, and

House File 506 — an act to amend absentee ballot deadlines.

In the Senate, which will convene for the day at 9 a.m., the tentative debate schedule includes 18 new bills. Among them are:

Senate File 333 — an act relating to the acceptance of eligible patients into state mental health institutes,

Senate File 386 — an act establishing an interim legislative study committee relating to the establishment of one or more facilities to provide care and treatment for persons who are sexually aggressive, combative, or who have unmet geropsychiatric needs,

Senate File 402 — an act relating to the announced closure of the state mental health institutes at Clarinda and Mount Pleasant by the Iowa Department of Human Services, and

Senate File 454 — an act establishing a study relating to the health and well-being of children in this state.