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Bill Watch: Focus will soon turn to budget

Iowa Capitol 1Bob Eschliman
Editor

 

As the 2015 legislative session winds down to its final weeks, the number of new bills being created as slowed down tremendously. But, the number enrolled bills – those adopted by both chambers and sent to Gov. Terry Branstad for his signature – has substantially increased. 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 618 – an act to repeal the Iowa Election Campaign Income Tax Checkoff and the Iowa Election Campaign Fund.

House File 619 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 223.

House File 620 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 222.

House File 621 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 218.

House File 622 – a successor bill to House File 340, and to House Study Bill 24.

House File 623 – a successor bill to House Study Bill 213, and a companion bill to Senate File 479.

House File 624 – a successor bill to House File 522, and to House Study Bill 137.

House File 625 – a successor bill to House File 486, and to House Study Bill 194.

House File 626 – a successor bill to House File 443, and to House Study Bill 73.

House Resolution 28 – a resolution to honor the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team on its successful 2014-15 season.

House Study Bill 237 – an act to establish procedures for verifying identity when filing for unemployment benefits, when filing income tax returns, and when applying for Medicaid assistance.

House Study Bill 238 – an act to amend Iowa Code as it relates to the preparation and issuance of copies of vital statistics certificates.

 

Senate Bills

Senate File 485 – a successor bill to Senate File 365, and to Senate File 301.

Senate File 486 – a successor bill to Senate File 371.

Senate File 487 – a successor bill to Senate File 348, and to Senate Study Bill 1156.

Senate File 488 – a successor bill to Senate File 382, and to Senate Study Bill 1222.

Senate Resolution 25 – a resolution to honor the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team on its successful 2014-15 season.

Senate Resolution 26 – a resolution to honor the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team on its successful 2014-15 season.

Senate Resolution 27 – a resolution to recognize the Grand View University Wrestling Team on winning its fourth consecutive NAIA national championship.

Senate Resolution 28 – a resolution to recognize the Grand View University Wrestling Team on winning its fourth consecutive NAIA national championship.

Senate Study Bill 1271 – an act to allow cities to establish promotion areas and to authorize the imposition of a local lodging fee.

Senate Study Bill 1272 – an act to raise the state sales and use tax rates, and to transfer a portion to the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.

Senate Study Bill 1273 – an act to increase process-server fees that county sheriffs may charge.

Senate Study Bill 1274 – an act to increase birth certificate fees.

Senate Study Bill 1275 – an act to amend the sales and use tax and excise tax imposed on certain machinery, equipment, attachments, and replacement parts used in construction.