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 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 489 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the application of manure originating from animal feeding operations.
House File 491 – an act to replicate an employment child support assistance pilot program for statewide implementation.
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 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 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 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 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 531 – an act to make an appropriation to the Department of Natural Resources to support watershed projects.
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 File 380 – an act to prohibit the establishment of tenure systems at public post-secondary educational institutions.
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 398 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the state wage payment collection law.
Senate File 400 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to carrying and possessing weapons.
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 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.