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Iowa Senate Democrats Press Releases

323 Press Releases
  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    Agriculture Committee – Week 12, 2021

    March 30, 2021 Senate Staff Agriculture Committee, Blog, Votes 0 HF 522 – Anaerobic Digestors HF 522 adds a definition of “anerobic digester system” to Iowa Code. An “anerobic digester system” is a manure storage structure that is covered. The primary …

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  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    Human Resources Committee – Week 12, 2021

    March 30, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Human Resources Committee, Votes 0 SF 81 – Direct Primary Care Agreement Pilot Project SF 81 requires the Department of Human Services to develop and oversee a pilot program to allow some Medicaid members to receive …

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  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    Local Government Committee – Week 12, 2021

    March 30, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Local Government Committee, Votes 0 HF 419 — Driver’s License Station Convenience Fee HF 419 allows counties to collect a $10 fee for issuing and renewing driver’s licenses and nonoperator’s identification cards to those …

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  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    Natural Resources Committee – Week 12, 2021

    March 30, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Natural Resources & Environment Committee, Votes 0 HF 552– Use of dogs to track wounded deer HF 552 makes a number of changes to legislation that was passed last year. That legislation allowed the use of leashed dogs …

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  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    Ways & Means Committee – Week 12, 2021

    SF 587 – Mental health funding and levy/commercial backfill elimination SF 587 is a wide-ranging bill that covers many areas, including: Division I – Mental Health and Disability Services MHDS Levy. The bill eliminates the MHDS property tax levy over a two …

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  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    Education Committee – Week 12, 2021

    FLOOR ACTION: SCR 4 – Resolution on student loan debt SCR 4 is a resolution urging Congress to enact legislation to limit the interest rates collected or imposed by the U.S. Department of Education on certain federal college student loans. [3/29: Voice …

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  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    Labor & Business Committee – Week 12, 2021

    March 30, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Labor & Business Relations Committee, Votes 0 COMMITTEE ACTION: HF 259—Banning mandatory implantation of microchips in employees HF 259 prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to have a microchip or other …

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  • Published on March 31, 2021 - 09:56 GMT

    State Government Committee – Week 12, 2021

    SJR 9  – Age of electors, Constitutional amendment resolution SJR 9 is a joint resolution that proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa relating to the qualification of electors. The joint resolution reduces the voting age in the …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Commerce Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Commerce Committee, Votes 0 SF 567 adds certain Iowa-licensed or Iowa-registered mortgage bankers to CH. 535B provisions. It allows non-depository lenders (a.k.a. non-banks) that originate mortgage loans, including Rocket …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Human Resources Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Human Resources Committee, Votes 0 HF 301 – Childcare Workforce State Matching Grants HF 301 establishes a child care workforce state matching grants program and fund. The fund is created under the State Treasury and will …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Judiciary Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Judiciary Committee, Votes 0 COMMITTEE ACTION: HF 309 – Non-Profit: No Requirement to Disclose Personal Information HF 309 prohibits any public agency from seeking disclosure of personal information from a 501 (c) tax- …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Appropriations Committee – Week 11, 2021

    SF 495 – Boxing, MMA, wrestling regulations SF 495 relates to the regulation of boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling under Iowa Code 90A. The Iowa Athletic Commissioner regulates these matches. The Athletic Commissioner is the Iowa Labor Commissioner. …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Labor & Business Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Labor & Business Relations Committee, Votes 0 HF 559– Changes to apprenticeship training HF 559 makes changes to Iowa’s Apprenticeship Program in Iowa Code 15B. The program provides for training grants awarded to …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Natural Resources Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Natural Resources & Environment Committee, Votes 0 HF 234 – Lifetime trout fishing stamp for people over 65 HF 234 directs the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to establish a lifetime trout fishing stamp for …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Rules & Administration Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Rules & Administration Committee, Votes 0 SCR 6 – Joint Pay Resolution SSB 1251 relates to the compensation of chaplains, officers and employees of the Legislature. A pay resolution has not been passed since 2017. …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    State Government Committee – Week 11, 2021

    SF 336 – Blood, bone marrow, and living organ donation incentive program SF 336 amends the provisions of the bone marrow and vascular organ donation incentive program to instead provide for a blood, bone marrow, and living organ donation incentive program. …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Transportation Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Transportation Committee, Votes 0 SF 389 – Exemption from chauffeur’s license SF 389 exempts all volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance drivers and rescue squad attendants from being considered a chauffeur. [3/22: …

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  • Published on March 25, 2021 - 03:09 GMT

    Ways & Means Committee – Week 11, 2021

    March 24, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Votes, Ways & Means Committee 0 SF 578– IDALS department bill SF 578 makes various changes to the operations of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Many of these issues were introduced and …

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  • Published on March 24, 2021 - 05:02 GMT

    Fight to Keep Background Checks for Gun Purchases

    DES MOINES – On a party-line vote tonight, the Republican members of the Iowa Senate voted for legislation that will eliminate existing requirements for background checks for Iowa gun sales. The legislation, HF 756, does away with Iowa’s law requiring a …

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  • Published on March 24, 2021 - 05:02 GMT

    Statement on tragic deaths at the Anamosa State Penitentiary

    March 23, 2021 Senate Staff Blog, Fiscal responsibility, Issues, News releases, Safer communities 0 Statement by Sen. Todd Taylor, Ranking Member of the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee “The death of two prison employees at the Anamosa State …

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