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Iowa Senate Democrats Press Releases

322 Press Releases
  • Published on May 17, 2022 - 16:52 GMT

    Iowa has turned itself into the Cayman Islands of child sex predators

    Statement by Stephen Mills, May 13, 2022 News Conference My name is Stephen Mills, and I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I want to take a moment to explain that term—“survivor”—just to be sure we’re all on the same page. We call ourselves …

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  • Published on April 21, 2022 - 19:54 GMT

    How Senator Chapman Killed Bipartisan Reforms for Iowans Living in Manufactured Housing THREE SEPARATE TIMES

    Iowa State Senate President Jake Chapman (R-Adel) has, on three separate occasions, played the key role in sabotaging years of bipartisan work to improve the rights and living conditions of Iowans living in manufactured or mobile homes. Three years ago, …

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  • Published on April 19, 2022 - 18:56 GMT

    Why Iowa needs to end the statute of limitations for child sex abuse

    April 19, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Issues, Post includes video, Safer communities 0 Iowa gets a failing grade when it comes to protecting children from sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Advocates say Iowa can do better by eliminating the civil statute of …

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  • Published on April 7, 2022 - 23:30 GMT

    Statement on GOP decision to close Glenwood Resource Center

    April 7, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Health care, Issues, News releases 0 Statement by Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls and House Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst on decision by Iowa Republican Leaders to close Glenwood Resource Center “Today is a …

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  • Published on March 30, 2022 - 18:28 GMT

    Agriculture Committee – Week 12, 2022

    March 30, 2022 Senate Staff Agriculture Committee, Blog, Votes 0 HF 2380 increases the cap on number of hemp acres a farmer can plant from 40 to 320. Under current law, this cap was to be lifted in 2023. The legislation is effective upon enactment. [3/29: …

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  • Published on March 30, 2022 - 18:28 GMT

    Human Resources Committee – Week 12, 2022

    March 30, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Human Resources Committee, Votes 0 HF 736 – Medicaid eligibility status overpayments HF 736, as amended, directs the Department of Human Services, acting as the State Medicaid Agency, to reimburse Iowa providers using …

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  • Published on March 30, 2022 - 18:28 GMT

    State Government Committee – Week 12, 2022

    March 30, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, State Government Committee, Votes 0 HF 803 – Physicians Assistants (PAs) HF 803 adds Physician Assistants to areas of the Code that are consistent with PA education, training and experience. These changes update Iowa Code …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:13 GMT

    Ways & Means Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Votes, Ways & Means Committee 0 SF 2350 – Alcoholic beverages control and licensing SF 2350 contains a number of changes to alcoholic beverage licensing process. Some of these changes were originally proposed by the …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:13 GMT

    Veterans Affairs Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Veteran Affairs Committee, Votes 0 HF 2501 – VTF investments HF 2501 requires the Treasurer of State (TOS) in consultation with the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs (ICVA) to invest moneys in the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:13 GMT

    Transportation Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Transportation Committee, Votes 0 SF 2346 – Flashing lights SF 2346 prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle equipped with a flashing light if the flashing light is prohibited on a motor vehicle under Iowa Code 321 …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:13 GMT

    State Government Committee – Week 9, 2022

    SF 2196 – Fees charged to employees for copies of personnel files SF 2196 requires employers to provide employees with one copy of their personnel file at no charge upon request. Under current law, an employer may charge a reasonable fee for each page of a …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:13 GMT

    Natural Resources Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Natural Resources & Environment Committee, Votes 0 HF 2337 – Underground storage tanks/fund HF 2337 terminates the oversight of the Underground Storage Tank Fund by the Underground Storage Tank Board, and transfers …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:13 GMT

    Local Government Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Local Government Committee, Votes 0 SF 2267 – Establishing emergency response districts SF 2267 repeals the current pilot program and makes permanent authorization for a county to establish an emergency response district. …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:12 GMT

    Judiciary Committee – Week 9, 2022

    COMMITTEE ACTION: HF 2097 – Bail forfeiture Under current law, if a defendant out on bail fails to appear at a required proceeding, they have 10 days to appear and show cause for having missed their appearance. This bill gives the defendant 30 days to …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:12 GMT

    Human Resources Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Human Resources Committee, Votes 0 FLOOR ACTION: SF 2345– Newborn screenings SF 2345 codifies the Congenital and Inherited Disorders Advisory Committee (currently only in Rules). The bill sets out the membership and duties …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:12 GMT

    Education Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Education Committee, Votes 0 SF 2291 – Para-educator emergency rules SF 2291 extends the Governor’s declaration allowing a certified para-educator with a substitute authorization to substitute in any PreK-12 classroom, …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:12 GMT

    Agriculture Committee – Week 9, 2022

    March 9, 2022 Senate Staff Agriculture Committee, Blog, Votes 0 SF 2290 – Dairy processing innovation & revitalization fund/program SF 2290 creates a dairy processing and milk production innovation and revitalization fund and program to be administered …

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  • Published on March 10, 2022 - 06:12 GMT

    Commerce Committee – Week 9, 2022

    SF 2309 – Sale of raw milk SF 2309 allows the limited sale of raw (unpasteurized) milk by specified raw milk dairy farmers directly to consumers as a “willing seller, willing buyer.” The raw milk could be sold at the dairy farm, delivered by the farmer to …

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  • Published on March 3, 2022 - 04:31 GMT

    Human Resources Committee – Week 8, 2022

    HF 2160– Assisted Reproduction Fraud HF 2160 creates the “Fraud in Assisted Reproduction Act.” It prohibits a person from engaging in a practice the person knows, or reasonably should have known, is providing false information to a patient related to …

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  • Published on March 3, 2022 - 04:31 GMT

    Judiciary Committee – Week 8, 2022

    March 2, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Judiciary Committee, Votes 0 HF 2123 – Allow authorities to distribute ID information in missing person cases HF 2123 expands the authority of criminal and juvenile justice agencies to redisseminate information. Under …

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