Branstad signs 28 bills into law

Branstad OfficialBy The Iowa Statesman


Friday afternoon, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed the following bills into law. Among them are provisions related to expanding existing strip search laws, increasing the penalties for disorderly conduct that funerals or memorial services, amending how compensation for county elected officials is established, and to require the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to study exchange wagering.

House File 203: An act providing for the licensing of respiratory care and polysomnography practitioners and polysomnographic technologists and exceptions thereto, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.

House File 227: An act relating to strip searches of persons at a jail or municipal holding facility.

House File 287: An act relating to counterfeit, nonfunctional, or unsafe air bags, providing penalties, and including effective date provisions.

House File 381: An act relating to the Iowa Health Information Network, and including effective date provisions.

House File 414: An act requiring disclosures by private providers of veterans benefits services and including penalties.

House File 449: An act relating to mental health crisis facilities.

House File 468: An act relating to the appointment of mental health advocates.

House File 525: An act allowing a professional limited liability company or a partnership of veterinarians to provide veterinary care.

House File 558: An act relating to disorderly conduct by persons at funeral or memorial services and making penalties applicable.

House File 569: An act relating to notice of garnishment and levy to a judgment debtor.

House File 579: An act relating to the regulation of health care facilities, elder group homes, assisted living programs, and adult day services programs.

Senate File 125: An act relating to alcoholic beverage control and matters under the purview of the Alcoholic Beverages Division of the Department of Commerce.

Senate File 135:  An act relating to campaign finance by requiring electronic filing of certain statements and reports and by raising the minimum dollar amounts that trigger certain regulations.

Senate File 167: An act related to the compensation of elective county officers.

Senate File 203: An act relating to persons and activities regulated by the Board of Nursing.

Senate File 274: An act relating to programs and services under the purview of the Department of Public Health including the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and the medical residency training matching grants program and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 292: An act relating to the confidentiality of certain juvenile court records.

Senate File 306: An act relating to communication and visitation between an adult ward and another person.

Senate File 335: An act relating to the release of certain information to a procurement organization.

Senate File 401: An act relating to sub-acute care facilities.

Senate File 412: An act relating to child welfare, including provisions relating to child in need of assistance and delinquency cases.

Senate File 434: An act relating to continuing education requirements for licensed barbers.

Senate File 438: An act requiring the Racing and Gaming Commission to conduct a study on exchange wagering.

Senate File 448: An act relating to the commission of a Class “A” felony by a person under eighteen years of age, providing penalties, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

Senate File 456: An act concerning the sale and off-premises transportation and consumption of certain containers of beer.

Senate File 457: An act allowing the Office of Ombudsman access in the performance of its duties to the minutes and audio recording of a closed session

Senate File 462: An act relating to the maintenance and administration of epinephrine in schools and certain other facilities.

Senate File 463: An act relating to the redesign of mental health and disabilities services administered by regions comprised of counties.