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Bill Watch: More than 1,500 bills introduced this session

Iowa CapitolBob Eschliman
Editor

 

Now that the first funnel deadline has passed for the 2015 session of the Iowa General Assembly, the number of new bills being created will slow down substantially. The bill count this session now stands at 1,598.

Most of the new bills created this week were committee bills, successor bills to bills that have been approved by at least one committee and can now be considered for passage in their respective chambers In all, 166 committee bills were approved in the past week – 89 in the House and 77 in the Senate – bringing the total number of committee bills to 390 this session.

So far this session, there have been eight “enrolled bills” – those that have been approved by both chambers. All of them have been signed by Gov. Branstad. You can see the complete list of those bills by clicking here.

To read individual bills introduced during past week, click their links below:

 

House Bills

House File 469 – an act to create a licensed social worker loan repayment program and revolving fund.

House File 470 – an act to allow the production of industrial hemp in Iowa.

House File 471 – an act to provide a preference to Iowa-based businesses registered as apprenticeship sponsors with the U.S. Department of Labor.

House File 472 – an act to provide for population impact statements for all bills, resolutions, and amendments.

House File 473 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to notice to employees or members of the termination or substantial modification of their group accident or health insurance.

House File 474 – an act to study effective strategies for encouraging low-income individuals to engage in energy efficiency efforts.

House File 475 – an act to allow the establishment of community solar garden projects.

House File 476 – an act to require the Iowa Building Code Commissioner to establish statewide requirements and standards for radon control in residential construction.

House File 477 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the mortgage foreclosure and real estate protections for certain military service members.

House File 478 – an act to establish a rural microbusiness investment loan program.

House File 479 – an act to establish a nurturing Iowans loan reimbursement program under the administration and control of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

House File 480 – an act to require employers to provide employment leave to attend parent-teacher conferences.

House File 481 – an act to establish a program to promote habitat for pollinators, including honey bees.

House File 482 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to vehicle recyclers, including the transfer of motor vehicles to vehicle recyclers and compliance with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System.

House File 483 – an act to remove the exemption from property taxes for property used for pollution control as part of a confined animal feeding operation.

House File 484 – an act to establish a sales tax holiday for instructional materials sold to college students.

House File 485 – an act to establish a property tax exemption for property used for gardening activities within a city.

House File 486 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 194.

House File 487 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 120.

House File 488 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 156.

House File 489 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the application of manure originating from animal feeding operations.

House File 490 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 39.

House File 491 – an act to replicate an employment child support assistance pilot program for statewide implementation.

House File 492 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 69, and companion bill to Senate File 134.

House File 493 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 153.

House File 494 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 132, and a companion bill to Senate File 123.

House File 495 – an act to require the state and all political subdivisions to establish citizens’ review boards to review racial profiling by security agents and peace officers, and to require peace officers to wear body cameras.

House File 496 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 88.

House File 497 – an act to increase the penalties for littering in Iowa to a minimum of $250.

House File 498 – an act to require the registration of hunting and fishing outfitters and guides with the state.

House File 499 – an act to require landlords who own, lease, or sublease more than five rental properties to register with the state.

House File 500 – an act to allow for the issuance of Special Olympics license plates.

House File 501 – a successor bill to House File 137.

House File 502 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 162.

House File 503 – a successor bill to House File 168.

House File 504 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 76.

House File 505 – a successor bill to House File 338.

House File 506 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 146.

House File 507 – a successor bill to House File 365.

House File 508 – a successor bill to House File 353.

House File 509 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 124.

House File 510 – a successor bill to House File 251.

House File 511 – an act to designate a state historian.

House File 512 – an act to require every city to have an emergency warning system.

House File 513 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 97.

House File 514 – a successor bill to House File 342.

House File 515 – an act to study the potential for hydroelectric energy production in Iowa.

House File 516 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the minimum guidelines for comprehensive early childhood development services for at-risk 3- and 4-year-old children.

House File 517 – an act to create a school wind generation revolving loan and grant program.

House File 518 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 112.

House File 519 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to property, by abolishing dower and curtesy, modifying the elective share of a surviving spouse, and eliminating the surviving spouse’s statutory share of the homestead.

House File 520 – an act to prohibit the use of a mobile phone while driving, unless it is being used in a hands-free manner.

House File 521 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 137.

House File 523 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 187.

House File 524 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 105.

House File 525 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 86.

House File 526 – a successor bill to House File 143, and companion bill to Senate File 127.

House File 527 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 201.

House File 528 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 115.

House File 529 – a successor bill to House File 401.

House File 530 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 159.

House File 531 – an act to make an appropriation to the Department of Natural Resources to support watershed projects.

House File 532 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 143.

House File 533 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 127.

House File 534 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 188.

House File 535 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 151, and a companion bill to Senate File 298.

House File 536 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 193, and a companion bill to Senate File 373.

House File 537 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 170.

House File 538 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 66.

House File 539 – a successor bill to House File 103.

House File 540 – a successor bill to House File 111.

House File 541 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 208.

House File 542 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 126.

House File 543 – a successor bill to House File 217.

House File 544 – a successor bill to House File 162.

House File 545 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 190.

House File 546 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 128.

House File 547 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 27.

House File 548 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 191.

House File 549 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 204.

House File 550 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 135.

House File 551 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 160.

House File 552 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 48.

House File 553 – a successor bill to House File 457.

House File 554 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 16.

House File 555 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 98, and a companion bill to Senate File 350.

House File 556 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 167.

House File 557 – a successor bill to House File 249.

House File 558 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 157.

House File 559 – a successor bill to House File 462.

House File 560 – a successor bill to House File 199.

House File 561 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 166.

House File 562 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 198.

House File 563 – a successor bill to House File 482.

House File 564 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 163.

House File 565 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 214.

House File 566 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 196.

House File 567 – a successor bill to House File 279.

House File 568 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 199.

House File 569 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 168.

House File 570 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 35.

House File 571 – a successor bill to House File 34.

House File 572 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 154.

House File 573 – a successor bill to House File 58.

House File 574 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 186.

House File 575 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 209.

House File 576 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 104.

House File 577 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 195.

House File 578 – a successor bill to House File 415.

House File 579 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 145.

House File 580 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 144.

House File 581 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 101.

House File 582 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 173.

House File 583 – a successor bill to House File 425.

House File 584 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 178.

House File 585 – a successor bill to House File 233.

House File 586 – a successor bill to House File 440.

House File 587 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 176.

House File 588 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 205.

House File 589 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 106.

House File 590 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 136.

House Resolution 12 – a resolution to recognize the Iowa Small Business Development Centers and honor 2014 award winners.

House Resolution 13 – a resolution to congratulate Holy Trinity Catholic High School senior Mikaela Foecke, the first-ever Iowan to be named the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year, for her success on and off the volleyball court.

House Resolution 14 – a resolution to designate March 2015 as Iowa Women’s History Month.

House Resolution 15 – a resolution to recognize the relationship between Iowa and Taiwan, supporting Taiwan’s efforts to secure entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and endorsing the signing of a bilateral investment agreement between Taiwan and the U.S.

House Study Bill 212 – an act to modify provisions applicable to the renewable energy tax credit.

House Study Bill 213 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the apportionment of gross receipts of a broadcaster for purposes of Iowa income tax.

House Study Bill 214 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to funding for the location of Iowa Department of Human Services staff in county office space.

 

Senate Bills

Senate File 376 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1077.

Senate File 377 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1161.

Senate File 378 – a successor bill to Senate File 250.

Senate File 379 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1048.

Senate File 380 – an act to prohibit the establishment of tenure systems at public post-secondary educational institutions.

Senate File 381 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1189.

Senate File 382 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1222.

Senate File 383 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1134.

Senate File 384 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1073.

Senate File 385 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1110.

Senate File 386 – a successor bill to Senate File 142.

Senate File 387 – an act to require proof of identification and residence in order to vote or register to vote.

Senate File 388 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to payroll deductions for public employees.

Senate File 389 – an act to require applicants for public assistance programs be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens.

Senate File 390 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the confidentiality of personally identifiable information of holders of non-professional permits to carry weapons and to acquire pistols or revolvers.

Senate File 391 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1041.

Senate File 392 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1206.

Senate File 393 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1207.

Senate File 394 – a successor bill to Senate File 238.

Senate File 395 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1225.

Senate File 396 – a successor bill to Senate File 251.

Senate File 397 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1069.

Senate File 398 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the state wage payment collection law.

Senate File 399 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1122.

Senate File 400 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to carrying and possessing weapons.

Senate File 401 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1240.

Senate File 402 – a successor bill to Senate File 308.

Senate File 403 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1131.

Senate File 404 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1089.

Senate File 405 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1196.

Senate File 406 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1237.

Senate File 407 – a successor bill to Senate File 355.

Senate File 408 – a successor bill to Senate File 356.

Senate File 409 – a successor bill to Senate File 255.

Senate File 410 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1209.

Senate File 411 – a successor bill to Senate File 307.

Senate File 412 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1180.

Senate File 413 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1155.

Senate File 414 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1170.

Senate File 415 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1215.

Senate File 416 – a successor bill to Senate File 296.

Senate File 417 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the definition of a person from the moment of conception until natural death under criminal code.

Senate File 418 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to carrying weapons in or on the grounds of schools or courthouses by employees.

Senate File 419 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to strikes and disputes arising in public employment.

Senate File 420 – an act to amend Iowa code as it relates to the school start date and providing for school foundation aid reduction for early school starts based upon the number of students excused to attend the Iowa State Fair.

Senate File 421 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to contract payments made by the state or state agencies to Iowa residents and businesses.

Senate File 422 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1241.

Senate File 423 – a successor bill to Senate File 354.

Senate File 424 – a successor bill to Senate File 241.

Senate File 425 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1251.

Senate File 426 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1176.

Senate File 427 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1263.

Senate File 428 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1247.

Senate File 429 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1239.

Senate File 430 – a successor bill to Senate File 281.

Senate File 431 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1234.

Senate File 432 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1053.

Senate File 433 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1258.

Senate File 434 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1235.

Senate File 435 – a successor bill to Senate File 266.

Senate File 436 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1065.

Senate File 437 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1062.

Senate File 438 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1256.

Senate File 439 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1210.

Senate File 440 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1200.

Senate File 441 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1167.

Senate File 442 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1217.

Senate File 443 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1255.

Senate File 444 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1257.

Senate File 445 – a successor bill to Senate File 286.

Senate File 446 – a successor bill to Senate File 288.

Senate File 447 – a successor bill to Senate File 107.

Senate File 448 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1185.

Senate File 449 – a successor bill to Senate File 152.

Senate File 450 – a successor bill to Senate File 312.

Senate File 451 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1230.

Senate File 452 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1253.

Senate File 453 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1021.

Senate File 454 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1208.

Senate File 455 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1136.

Senate File 456 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1171.

Senate File 457 – a successor bill to Senate File 82.

Senate File 458 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1218.

Senate File 459 – a successor bill to Senate File 297.

Senate File 460 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1004.

Senate File 461 – a successor bill to Senate File 60.

Senate File 462 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1244.

Senate File 463 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1181.

Senate File 464 – a successor bill to Senate File 302.

Senate File 465 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1182.

Senate File 466 – a successor bill to Senate Study Bill 1026.

Senate Joint Resolution 10 – a resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to establish a General Fund expenditure limitation.

Senate Joint Resolution 11 – a resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to establish “constitutional carry” of firearms in Iowa.

Senate Resolution 14 – a resolution to urge Congress to enact legislation allocating transportation infrastructure funds as block grants for states to spend without being subject to burdensome federal regulations.

Senate Resolution 15 – a resolution designating March 2015 as Iowa Women’s History Month.

Senate Study Bill 1253 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to Medicaid program transformation and oversight.

Senate Study Bill 1254 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to school district funding by establishing a district cost-per-pupil equity budget adjustment and modifying limitations on the cash reserve levy.

Senate Study Bill 1255 – an act to require publication of the contact information for elected public officers on the Internet.

Senate Study Bill 1256 – an act to require the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to conduct a study on exchange wagering.

Senate Study Bill 1257 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to emergency services, by conducting a study concerning modernization, reform, and regionalization of financing, education and training of providers, reporting requirements, tax credits for personnel, governance reform, and governing boards and commissions.

Senate Study Bill 1258 – an act to establish an environmental practices tax credit.

Senate Study Bill 1259 – an act to establish farm-owned distribution generation facility purchase requirements for specified utilities and cooperatives.

Senate Study Bill 1260 – an act to allow the production of industrial hemp in Iowa.

Senate Study Bill 1261 – an act to make appropriations to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the Iowa Finance Authority, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board, the Iowa Department of Workforce Development, and the Iowa Board of Regents and Regents institutions.

Senate Study Bill 1262 – an act to appropriate certain federal funds from federal block grants and other non-state sources.

Senate Study Bill 1263 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the possession, manufacture, or transfer of a firearm suppressor.

Senate Study Bill 1264 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the use of experimental treatments upon patients with terminal illnesses.

Senate Study Bill 1265 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the renewable energy tax credit.

Senate Study Bill 1266 – an act to remove the exemption from property taxes for pollution-control property that is used as part of a confined animal feeding operation.

Senate Study Bill 1267 – an act to establish an underground storage tank cost share grant program to provide for replacement of petroleum underground storage tank infrastructure.