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Bill Watch: Nearly 200 new pieces of legislation introduced

Iowa Capitol

Bob Eschliman
Editor

 

With many of the ceremonial tasks of the new General Assembly out of the way, legislators went to work introducing new legislation for consideration during the next two years. In all, 192 new bills – 127 in the House of Representatives and 65 in the Senate – were introduced in the past week.

Here is a summary of the proposed legislation now on file in both the House and Senate bill books.

 

House Study Bill 5 – an act to extend veterans reporting requirements of postsecondary educational institutions to include certain members of the reserve forces of the United States and certain members of the National Guard.

House Study Bill 6 – an act to make changes to limitations within the National Guard Educational Assistance Program.

House Study Bill 7 – an act to remove an inconsistency regarding the employment of the executive director of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

House Study Bill 8 – an act to expedite the resolution of complaints filed with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

House Study Bill 9 – an act to make the Iowa Department of Human Services the only licensing body for child care centers operated by or on behalf of school districts or non-public schools.

House Study Bill 10 – an act to amend the current duties of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

House Study Bill 11 – an act to strike certain duties of the director of the Iowa Department of Education, strike obsolete language regarding the budget guarantee, and authorizing school districts near the state boundaries to designate out-of-state schools as schools of equivalent standing for the purpose of sharing agreements.

House Study Bill 12 – an act to amend the eligibility requirements and criteria for the Gap Tuition Assistance Program.

House Study Bill 13 – an act to establish an Iowa Principal Leadership Institute Advisory Council.

House Study Bill 14 – an act to allow the provisions of an interstate reciprocity agreement entered into and administered, or recognized, by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

House Study Bill 15 – an act to remove the $5,000 cap on the amount of an Iowa Tuition Grant that may be awarded by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to a qualified student.

House Study Bill 16 – an act to provide that a school district is ineligible to receive moneys allocated under the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality Program for purposes of implementing a Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program plan if that school district receives Teacher Leadership Supplemental Aid payments for implementing the Career Paths, Leadership Roles, and Compensation Framework or a comparable system approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

House Study Bill 17 – an act to require the Board of Educational Examiners to issue a transitional coaching authorization, for not more than one year, to an individual who is at least 18 years of age and who provides verification of an offer of a coaching position by a school or by a consortium of schools, but who has not completed the coursework required for a coaching authorization.

House Study Bill 18 – an act to amend the manner in which the cost of educational services are paid for minors in psychiatric medical institutions, or psychiatric units of licensed hospitals in Iowa.

House Study Bill 19 – an act to requests the legislative council to establish a legislative interim committee on the collection and use of state sales, services, and use taxes tax revenue from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund for the 2015 legislative interim.

House Study Bill 20 – an act to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which would allow physicians to secure licensure in states in which they do not hold a traditional license. Passage of the bill means Iowa would become a compact member state. The compact shall become effective and binding upon passage by at least seven states.

House Study Bill 21 – an act to reduce the period of the statute of repose for cases relating to nonresidential construction from 15 years to 10 years

House Study Bill 22 – an act to exclude from liability under the Iowa Municipal Tort Claims Act any claim based upon an act or omission by an officer or employee of a school district or a local school board, or a school board itself, where the injuries or damage occurred due to a person’s participation in an extracurricular activity not sponsored by the school on school grounds, except for claims based on gross negligence.

House Study Bill 23 – an act to strike the limitation on employers requiring employees to participate in direct deposit of payroll payments as a condition of employment that currently applies only to employees hired on or after July 1, 2005, so the provision will apply to all employees.

House Study Bill 24 – an act to allow vehicle rental companies to assess a fee to recapture the cost to license, title, register, and plate their rental vehicles.

House Study Bill 25 – an act to restrict cities from regulating the occupancy of rental housing based on the familial or non-familial relationships of occupants.

House Study Bill 26 – an act to require the Iowa Board of Parole to notify a victim not less than 90 days prior to the parole hearing of the perpetrator of the crime.

House Study Bill 27 – an act to amend the definition of the crime of interference with official acts to include those in the custody of a county jail or municipal holding facility who knowingly resists, obstructs, or interferes with a jailer, agent, employee, or contractor in the performance of their official duties.

House Study Bill 28 – an act to require all firearms and ammunition seized by law enforcement and deemed abandoned, or for which the owner is unable to be located, shall be deposited with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, regardless of their fair market value.

House Study Bill 29 – an act to modify provisions relating to property assessment notices and equalization order notices and by modifying provisions relating to property assessment protests and assessor informal reviews.

House Study Bill 30 – an act to enhance the criminal penalties for anyone convicted of assaulting a public transit driver.

House Study Bill 31 – an act to amend the definition of second-degree kidnapping to include any kidnapping of a child 15 years of age or younger, and altering the penalties for the crime.

House Study Bill 32 – an act to eliminate the liability of any relative (father, mother, children, grandparent, grandchild, or more distant relative) of the poor person for support of the poor person or recovery from such relative of money expended by the county for the poor person. Under the bill, only the poor person is liable for repayment of money expended by the county on behalf of the poor person. The county may recover moneys expended for the assistance or support of a poor person from the poor person while living, if the person becomes able and the action to recover is filed within two years after the person becomes able; or, if the poor person is deceased, from the person’s estate by filing the claim as provided by law.

House Study Bill 33 – an act to specify that a person housed in the general population of a jail or municipal holding facility may be subject to a strip search. A person who has been arrested for a scheduled violation or a simple misdemeanor and who is not housed in the general population of a jail or municipal holding facility shall not be subjected to a strip search unless there is reasonable suspicion the person is concealing a weapon or contraband.

House Study Bill 34 – an act to specify that a peace officer shall not engage in a sex act with an individual committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections or a judicial district department of correctional services, a juvenile placed at a juvenile placement facility, or a prisoner incarcerated in a county jail.

House Study Bill 35 – an act to provide an exemption from liability regarding a municipality’s negligent design or specification, or negligent construction or reconstruction, of a public facility designed for tubing or sledding purposes that was constructed or reconstructed in accordance with generally recognized engineering or safety standards or design theories, and relating to claims based upon acts or omissions of an officer or employee of the municipality by a person engaged in tubing or sledding when the person knew or reasonably should have known that the tubing or sledding created a substantial risk of injury and the person was acting voluntarily.

House Study Bill 36 – an act to add, to the information the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners is required to review regarding applicants for license renewal, information in the Iowa court information system available to the general public.

House Study Bill 37 – an act to amend the manner in which a clerk of a probate court may calculate the costs to be charged and collected.

House Study Bill 38 – an act to authorize children participating in the preschool program to be transported by the school district to activities associated with the program along with other children, and that for community-based providers, the costs of transportation involving children participating in the preschool program and other children may be prorated.

House Study Bill 39 – The Bully Free Iowa Act of 2015, recommended by Gov. Terry Branstad.

House Study Bill 40 – an act to amend the eligibility criteria to qualify for the disabled veteran’s homestead tax credit.

House Study Bill 41 – an act to amend the deductibility of probate and estate-related administrative expenses.

House Study Bill 42 – an act to provide that for the purposes of Child In Need of Assistance (ChINA) and termination of parental rights judicial proceedings, including the filing of the petition and the contents of the petition, if the biological father of a child has not been otherwise legally determined, an individual named as a parent on the child’s certificate of birth based on the fact that the mother was married to that individual at the time of conception, birth, or at any time during the period between conception and birth of the child, that individual is deemed to be a parent of the child for the purposes of the content of the petition and is thereby a necessary party to the proceedings and entitled to notice and an opportunity to be heard.

House Study Bill 43 – an act to separate the qualifications and nomination process of district court judges from those of appeals court judges and Supreme Court justices.

House Study Bill 44 – an act to allow combined petitions for conservatorship and guardianship to be treated as one proceeding, with one docket number, while retaining the separate reporting requirements for each.

House Study Bill 45 – an act to create retired volunteer licenses for dentists and dental hygienists who have retired within the last five years, to be issued free of charge and administered by the Iowa Dental Board. Retired volunteer licensees are subject to all rules and regulations governing dentists or dental hygienists except for those relating to the payment of fees, license renewal, and continuing education.

House Study Bill 46 – an act to include high alcoholic content beer to the definition of beer with regard to the regulation of beer brewers and wholesalers.

House Study Bill 47 – an act to authorize the paying of awards and prizes to participants in fantasy sports contests.

House Study Bill 48 – an act to delete a provision of state law requiring continuation or re-enrollment of public employees’ certain dependent children in group health or accident insurance coverage due to conflict with federal law.

House Study Bill 49 – an act to repeal the requirement that the Iowa Lottery conduct a number of games each year to provide funding for veterans’ care, and replacing it with a requirement that the Iowa Lottery contribute $2.5 million of its revenues each year for the same purpose.

House Study Bill 50 – an act to amend state law regarding cheating and unlawful betting at excursion gambling boats and casinos in Iowa.

House Study Bill 51 – an act to establish for the licensure of and scope of practice for naturopathic physicians in Iowa.

House Study Bill 52 – an act to amend several provisions of the Revised Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act of 2004.

House Study Bill 53 – an act to establish the crime of installing a non-functioning, counterfeit, or illegal automobile safety airbag, and to provide for penalties.

House Study Bill 54 – an act to require the Iowa Worker’s Compensation Commissioner maintain a publicly accessible list of employers who have opted out of worker’s compensation coverage.

House Study Bill 55 – an act to allow private companies that provide emergency medical transportation services to receive a refund of fuel taxes paid each year.

House Study Bill 56 – an act to set state growth for public school districts in Iowa at 2.45 percent for Fiscal Year 2017 (beginning July 1, 2016).

House Study Bill 57 – an act to set categorical state growth for public school districts in Iowa at 1.25 percent for Fiscal Year 2016 (beginning July 1, 2015).

House Study Bill 58 – an act to set state growth for public school districts in Iowa at 1.25 percent for Fiscal Year 2016 (beginning July 1, 2015).

House Study Bill 59 – an act to allow Regents universities and private colleges to participate in the concurrent enrollment program with Iowa high schools, for supplemental weighting for students who participate in concurrent enrollment programs, and to allow for the use of school infrastructure funding to create infrastructure for concurrent enrollment programs.

House Study Bill 60 – an act to allow the designee of the executive director of the Iowa Finance Authority to serve as secretary of Iowa Title Guaranty Board.

House Study Bill 61 – a resolution to amend state law, modifying definitions and purposes for which dropout prevention funds may be used by school districts.

House Resolution 3 – a resolution to honor the service of Eric Swanson with the Patriot Guard Riders.

House Resolution 4 – a successor to HSB 1.

House Concurrent Resolution 6 – a successor to HSB 2.

House Joint Resolution 1 – a joint resolution to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Iowa, establishing term limits for the elected offices of representative (no more than six terms) and senator (no more than three terms) in the General Assembly.

House Joint Resolution 2 – a joint resolution to designate the Regal Fritillary as the official State Butterfly of Iowa.

House File 1 – an act to amend state law, requiring state agencies to use zero-base budgeting when submitting funding requests.

House File 2 – an act to amend state law, creating a reduced registration fee for motor vehicles donated to nonprofits.

House File 3 – an act to amend state law, creating the crime of invasion of privacy by trespassing and establishing penalties.

House File 4 – an act to amend state law, eliminating the option of straight-ticket voting in a general election.

House File 5 – an act to amend state law, adding the position of principal to the operational functions that receive supplementary weighting when a school district shares the position with an area education agency.

House File 6 – an act to amend state law, expanding the crime of sexual exploitation by a school employee to include all school employees.

House File 7 – an act to amend state law, exempting the purchase of self-pay washers and dryers from state sales tax.

House File 8 – an act to amend state law, providing for issuance of special minor’s driver’s licenses in cases of minors whose parents are divorced or legally separated and both parents have physical custody.

House File 9 – an act to amend state law, providing for a reduction of automobile insurance premiums for older Iowans who complete a certified driver safety education course.

House File 10 – an act to amend state law, eliminating administrative appeal of a liquor license application, replacing it with an opportunity for judicial review.

House File 11 – an act to amend state law, requiring a telephone number allowing individuals to obtain more information about the external review process for denied insurance claims be printed on the individual’s insurance card, and be posted in a prominent place in health care professionals’ offices and in certain health care facilities.

House File 12 – an act to amend state law, creating an academic coaching endorsement by the Iowa Board of Education Examiners.

House File 13 – an act to amend state law, eliminating the school start date limitation and related waiver and penalty provisions.

House File 14 – an act to amend state law, requiring that newborn metabolic screenings include testing for lysosomal storage disorders.

House File 15 – an act to amend state law, including those involved in intimate relationships under the provisions of domestic abuse assault laws.

House File 16 – an act to amend state law, providing that a dissolution of marriage may be granted without hearing, under certain conditions, if the respondent has been convicted of a crime against the petitioner and is incarcerated for such crime at the time of the filing of the petition.

House File 17 – an act to amend state law, allowing for reinstatement of driving privileges revoked administratively in OWI cases where there no longer exists reasonable grounds to believe the person was operating the motor vehicle in question.

House File 18 – an act to amend state law, authorizing the collection of “fair share fees” in collective bargaining agreements.

House File 19 – an act to amend state law, providing for the calculation and payment of an employee’s accrued paid time off or vacation if the employee is suspended or terminated.

House File 20 – an act to amend state law, prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual’s status as unemployed, to be administered by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

House File 21 – an act to amend state law, allowing an employee to pre-designate a primary care physician to provide treatment of work-related injuries.

House File 22 – an act to amend state law, requiring weekly workers’ compensation benefits to be calculated by including an employee’s overtime and premium pay, and to include an annual cost-of-living adjustment.

House File 23 – an act to amend state law, providing that no person shall prepare or issue any certificate purporting to be a copy of a vital statistics certificate except as necessary in the scope of the person’s employment or agency or as otherwise provided by state law.

House File 24 – an act to amend state law, establishing reduced fees for camping and other special privileges established by the Iowa Conservation Commission.

House File 25 – an act to amend state law, prohibiting the use of a mobile phone while driving, unless it is being used in a hands-free manner.

House File 26 – an act to amend state law, abolishing the declaration that English is the official language of Iowa.

House File 27 – an act to amend state law, creating a voluntary mechanism for publicly funded election campaigns and establishing contribution limits for candidates who do not participate in the publicly funded process.

House File 28 – an act to amend state law, allowing for electronic voter registration.

House File 29 – an act to amend state law, allowing cities with populations less than 200 to conduct their city elections entirely by absentee ballot.

House File 30 – an act to amend state law, requiring state agencies to consider using project labor agreements for a large-scale construction projects in which the total project cost will exceed $25 million.

House File 31 – an act to amend state law, defining “African-style hair braiding” and exempting it from the definition of cosmetology.

House File 32 – an act to amend state law, establishes a motor vehicle insurance verification program within the Iowa Department of Transportation to be maintained and operated by a third-party contractor.

House File 33 – an act to amend state law, allowing a person declared to be a habitual offender who has also been convicted of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license to be eligible for a temporary restricted license.

House File 34 – an act to amend state law, allowing those who have been issued a special minor’s driving license to travel to extracurricular activities not held at a school.

House File 35 – an act to amend state law, requiring that new school buses ordered for purchase on or after July 1, 2015, be equipped with safety belts and safety harnesses for every seating position, and requiring the driver and all passengers to use them. All current requirements for the use of child restraint systems for minor children would also apply to school buses equipped with safety belts and harnesses.

House File 36 – an act to amend state law, creating a worker shortage loan forgiveness program to be administered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. The program would be open to qualified individuals who graduated from an Iowa high school in 2014 or later, are employed and reside in the state, and successfully completed a vocational-technical or career option program or received a degree from an accredited post-secondary institution in the state.

House File 37 – an act to amend state law, creating an Iowa Income Tax check-off to support qualified Iowa zoos.

House File 38 – an act to require the payment of prevailing wages for people working on public improvement projects for public bodies.

House File 39 – an act to require Iowa State University to conduct a study regarding the economic, fiscal, and social effects that a “living wage” would have in Iowa.

House File 40 – an act to require employment agencies to provide in writing the details of any job to an employee prior to his or her first day of work.

House File 41 – an act to require employers to provide employees with meal periods and paid rest periods during the workday.

House File 42 – an act to allow the taking of catfish with a specified bow and arrow, including in state parks and preserves, as determined by the Iowa Natural Resources Commission.

House File 43 – an act to require the Iowa Natural Resource Commission to issue early deer bow hunting licenses for use during a season that begins Aug. 30 and continues through the day before the third Saturday in September each year.

House File 44 – an act to require the Iowa Natural Resource Commission to permit the use of crossbows by those who have been issued youth deer hunting licenses.

House File 45 – an act to prohibit the prohibition, regulation, or curtailment of the right to possess, carry, transport, transfer, or use defensively any firearm or ammunition, and to prohibit the seizure of firearms or ammunition, during a declared state of public emergency.

House File 46 – an act to provide that an individual has a right to engage in a lawful occupation free from any substantial burden imposed by an occupational regulation unless the government demonstrates with respect to such occupational regulation that the government has a compelling interest in protecting against present and recognizable harm to the public health or safety and the occupational regulation is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

House File 47 – an act to relax state regulations regarding a licensed electrician’s supervision of an apprentice or unclassified worker who performs electrical wiring.

House File 48 – an act to allow an absentee voter to receive absentee ballots for all subsequent general elections without having to reapply before each election.

House File 49 – an act to amend state law, allowing for electronic voter registration.

House File 50 – an act to require child sexual assault and abuse training as part of the licensure and continuing education requirements for educators, and to require “age appropriate” child sexual assault and abuse to become part of the standard curricula for students in preschool to grade 12 in Iowa’s public schools.

House File 51 – an act to increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for emergency medical services by 10 percent for Fiscal Year 2016 (beginning July 1, 2015).

House File 52 – an act to amend state law regarding the reasonable use of deadly force to protect one’s self or others, including “stand your ground” provisions.

House File 53 – an act to eliminate provisions of state law authorizing the Iowa Department of Transportation to delete files regarding past OWI convictions that are at least 12 years old, and that such records cannot be used to determine if a current OWI offense is a second or subsequent offense.

House File 54 – an act to require all wireless communications service providers to provide call location information at the request of any law enforcement agency or officer, holding those providers harmless if acting in good-faith compliance with the law, and to provide the Division of Criminal Investigation will maintain a database for this information, which may be accessed immediately upon request by any public safety answering points in the state.

House File 55 – an act to allow private companies that provide emergency medical transportation services to receive a refund of fuel taxes paid each year.

House File 56 – an act to require the use of vehicle headlights during daylight hours.

House File 57 – an act to add facilities and works for the storage, transportation, transmission, and delivery of natural gas to the types of works and facilities that may be jointly financed by public agencies under Iowa Code chapter 28F, and to allow for the issuance of revenue bonds to pay for such projects.

House File 58 – an act to require that, prior to performing an abortion, a physician must certify in the woman’s medical record that the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the child; that the woman is given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image of the child; and that the woman is given the option of hearing a description of the ultrasound image and hearing the heartbeat of the child.

House File 59 – an act to provide that the regulation of firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition is declared to be the exclusive domain of the state.

House File 60 – an act to amend state criminal statutes with regard to the possession, manufacture, and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

House File 61 – an act to exclude party poppers, string poppers, and snappers from the definition of fireworks whose sale or use are generally prohibited.

House File 62 – an act to require the segregation of financial and related duties by soil and water conservation commissioners.

House File 63 – an act to direct the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, in collaboration with the Iowa Board of Regents, the Iowa Department of Education, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, to study Iowa student loan debt and its impact on Iowa’s citizens and economy.

House File 64 – an act to direct the Iowa Department of Education to analyze the per-pupil expenditures of Iowa’s public school districts in specified curricular and extracurricular areas.

House File 65 – an act to create the Iowa Death With Dignity Act.

Senate Study Bill 1013 – an act to authorize the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to quarantine whitetail deer and land associated with hunting preserves, or former hunting preserves, where quarantined or diseased whitetail are or were kept.

Senate Study Bill 1014 – an act to establish the authority of the statewide Interoperable Communications System Board over the operation of the state’s mobile architecture for communications handling software and over the state’s future use of any other form of collaborative command and control software.

Senate Study Bill 1015 – an act to establish a process by which a physician’s license shall be deemed relinquished.

Senate Study Bill 1016 – an act to provide for the appointment of an executive director of the Iowa Dental Board.

Senate Study Bill 1017 – an act to increase the maximum civil penalties allowed in disciplinary procedures before the Iowa Board of Medicine.

Senate Study Bill 1018 – an act to amend the disciplinary procedures before the Iowa Board of Medicine to provide additional detail and to include those licensed to practice acupuncture among those covered by the provisions.

Senate Study Bill 1019 – an act to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which would allow physicians to secure licensure in states in which they do not hold a traditional license. Passage of the bill means Iowa would become a compact member state. The compact shall become effective and binding upon passage by at least seven states.

Senate Study Bill 1020 – an act to require a pharmacist or prescribing practitioner to obtain information about a patient from the information program for drug prescribing and dispensing before prescribing or renewing a prescription for a controlled substance, if there is reason to believe the patient is at risk of drug diversion, misuse, or abuse, and providing that pharmacists or prescribing practitioners who act in good faith are not liable for damages on the basis that they did not seek information from the program.

Senate Study Bill 1021 – an act to allow for telepharmacy and remote supervision of certified pharmacy technicians by licensed pharmacists.

Senate Study Bill 1022 – an act to specify that the director of the Iowa Department of Corrections may designate any other unit of a correctional institution to also serve as a classification unit for the purposes of classification and orientation before placement of inmates in the most appropriate correctional institution.

Senate Study Bill 1023 – an act to specify that a peace officer shall not engage in a sex act with an individual committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections or a judicial district department of correctional services, a juvenile placed at a juvenile placement facility, or a prisoner incarcerated in a county jail.

Senate Study Bill 1024 – an act to allow combined petitions for conservatorship and guardianship to be treated as one proceeding, with one docket number, while retaining the separate reporting requirements for each.

Senate Study Bill 1025 – an act to require E911 service providers to give the names, addresses, and telephone number information of their subscribers to the director of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to use solely in the mass notification and emergency messaging system.

Senate Study Bill 1026 – an act to authorize the use of essential county purpose bonds for county projects involving real property lease contracts, lease-purchase contracts, or loan agreements, if at least 50 percent of the real property is to be used or occupied by the Judicial Branch.

Senate Study Bill 1027 – an act to forbids the inclusion, in a contract for the sale or lease of merchandise or in an agreement resolving a dispute relating to the sale or lease of merchandise, of any provision which would prohibit a consumer from making any statement regarding the seller, lessor, or the merchandise, including a statement to a governmental official or agency.

Senate Study Bill 1028 – an act to create a private right of action for bad-faith assertions of patent infringement, and providing remedies and penalties.

Senate Study Bill 1029 – an act to separate the qualifications and nomination process of district court judges from those of appeals court judges and Supreme Court justices.

Senate Study Bill 1030 – an act to provide military victim advocates the same privileges from examination and giving evidence in criminal or civil trials as civilian victim advocates.

Senate Study Bill 1031 – an act to prohibit those with liquor control licenses or retail alcoholic beverage permits from selling or possessing alcoholic liquor in powdered or crystalline form.

Senate Study Bill 1032 – an act to require insurers and insurance groups of which insurers are members to file corporate governance annual disclosures with the Iowa Insurance Commissioner.

Senate Study Bill 1033 – an act to amend alcoholic beverage control laws.

Senate Study Bill 1034 – an act to make wine gallonage sales reporting and tax payment due every six months, in June and December, instead of monthly.

Senate Study Bill 1035 – an act to delete a provision of state law requiring continuation or re-enrollment of public employees’ certain dependent children in group health or accident insurance coverage due to conflict with federal law.

Senate Study Bill 1036 – an act to prohibit charging of fees for access to contract documents relating to public improvements when those documents are provided electronically.

Senate Study Bill 1037 – an act to amend the regulation of buying club memberships to not apply to the sale of goods and services transacted through the Internet, and to apply to door-to-door sales.

Senate Study Bill 1038 – an act to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning facility.

Senate Study Bill 1039 – an act to amend the Public Health Modernization Act and to change certain aspects of the state and various district boards of health.

Senate Study Bill 1040 – an act to expand Iowa’s “move over” law to include snow removal vehicles with blue and white lights in conjunction with amber lighting or reflectors on Iowa Department of Transportation vehicles engaged in ice treatment and/or snow removal operations.

Senate Study Bill 1041 – an act to amend state law, prohibiting the use of a mobile phone while driving, unless it is being used in a hands-free manner.

Senate Study Bill 1042 – an act to set the annual salary rates for justices, judges, and magistrates.

Senate Study Bill 1043 – an act to require that any locomotive operating on railways in Iowa for the purpose of moving freight must have a crew consisting of at least two people.

Senate Study Bill 1044 – The Bully Free Iowa Act of 2015, recommended by Gov. Terry Branstad.

Senate Study Bill 1045 – an act to make changes to limitations within the National Guard Educational Assistance Program.

Senate Study Bill 1046 – an act to strike certain duties of the director of the Iowa Department of Education, strike obsolete language regarding the budget guarantee, and authorizing school districts near the state boundaries to designate out-of-state schools as schools of equivalent standing for the purpose of sharing agreements.

Senate Study Bill 1047 – an act to amend the manner in which the cost of educational services are paid for minors in psychiatric medical institutions, or psychiatric units of licensed hospitals in Iowa.

Senate Study Bill 1048 – an act to make the Iowa Department of Human Services the only licensing body for child care centers operated by or on behalf of school districts or non-public schools.

Senate Study Bill 1049 – an act to expedite the resolution of complaints filed with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

Senate Study Bill 1050 – an act to establish an Iowa Principal Leadership Institute Advisory Council.

Senate Study Bill 1051 – an act to require the Board of Educational Examiners to issue a transitional coaching authorization, for not more than one year, to an individual who is at least 18 years of age and who provides verification of an offer of a coaching position by a school or by a consortium of schools, but who has not completed the coursework required for a coaching authorization.

Senate Study Bill 1052 – an act to provide that a school district is ineligible to receive moneys allocated under the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality Program for purposes of implementing a Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program plan if that school district receives Teacher Leadership Supplemental Aid payments for implementing the Career Paths, Leadership Roles, and Compensation Framework or a comparable system approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

Senate Study Bill 1053 – an act to amend the current duties of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

Senate Study Bill 1054 – an act to add, to the information the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners is required to review regarding applicants for license renewal, information in the Iowa court information system available to the general public.

Senate Study Bill 1055 – an act to remove an inconsistency regarding the employment of the executive director of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

Senate Study Bill 1056 – an act to amend the eligibility requirements and criteria for the Gap Tuition Assistance Program.

Senate Study Bill 1057 – an act to extend veterans reporting requirements of postsecondary educational institutions to include certain members of the reserve forces of the United States and certain members of the National Guard.

Senate Study Bill 1058 – an act to amend state law, eliminating the school start date limitation and related waiver and penalty provisions.

Senate Study Bill 1059 – an act to update Iowa Code references to the federal Internal Revenue Code to make revisions made by Congress in 2014 applicable for Iowa income tax purposes.

Senate File 33 – an act to relating to the use of health professionals or facilities or insurance producers to collect medical information from applicants for life insurance.

Senate File 34 – an act to amend the eligibility criteria to qualify for the disabled veteran’s homestead tax credit.

Senate File 35 – an act to expand the eligibility for use of the hybrid calculation method for IPERS benefits.

Senate File 36 – an act to include gaming floors at casinos, racetracks, and excursion gambling boats to the places where smoking is prohibited.

Senate File 37 – an act to add facilities and works for the storage, transportation, transmission, and delivery of natural gas to those that may be jointly financed by public agencies.

Senate File 38 – an act to requires that the transferor of real property disclose whether the property has been used for the manufacture, use, storage, or sale of methamphetamine.

Senate File 39 – an act to provide that the employer has the burden to establish that a deduction from employees’ wages is lawful and that the employer must obtain written authorization for the deduction from the employee in advance.

Senate File 40 – an act to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning facility.

Senate File 41 – an act to appropriate $200 million from the General Fund to the Road Use Tax Fund for Fiscal Year 2016 (beginning July 1, 2015) to be used specifically for bridge construction, reconstruction, and improvement projects in each county. Each county will receive $1 million, while the remaining $101 million will be distributed on a per capita basis.

Senate File 42 – an act to establish a critical needs road fund to be administered by the Iowa Department of Transportation, funded by a portion of excess funds in the economic emergency fund.

Senate File 43 – an act to increase the default speed limit for hard-surfaced roads in Iowa to 60 miles per hour.

Senate File 44 – an act to prohibit gender-selective abortions in Iowa.

Senate File 45 – an act to amend the eligibility criteria for the disabled veteran homestead tax credit.

Senate File 46 – an act to require the Board of Educational Examiners to issue a transitional coaching authorization, for not more than one year, to an individual who is at least 18 years of age and who provides verification of an offer of a coaching position by a school or by a consortium of schools, but who has not completed the coursework required for a coaching authorization.

Senate File 47 – an act to amend state law, eliminating the school start date limitation and related waiver and penalty provisions.

Senate File 48 – an act to allow the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to grant one-year waivers for teachers who have not successfully demonstrated at least 25th percentile proficiency in the coursework they are to be teaching.

Senate File 49 – an act to broaden exceptions to motor vehicle size, weight, and load limit requirements to include all emergency response vehicles.

Senate File 50 – an act to authorize the use of municipal tax-increment financing (TIF) for wind energy conversion property located in urban renewal areas.