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Iowa Senate Democrats Press Releases

323 Press Releases
  • Published on February 16, 2022 - 22:58 GMT

    State Government Committee – Week 6, 2022

    SF 573 – Meeting requirements for time deposit funds committee SF 573 changes the frequency of meetings from monthly to quarterly for a committee composed of the superintendent of banking, the superintendent of credit unions, the auditor of state and the …

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  • Published on February 16, 2022 - 22:58 GMT

    Human Resources Committee – Week 6, 2022

    SF 2169 – Assisted Reproduction Fraud SF 2169 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 February 16, 2022 - 22:58 GMT

    Natural Resources Committee – Week 6, 2022

    SF 2138 – Turkey hunting with shotguns SF 2138 requires the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to allow a person hunting turkey with a license that authorizes the use of a shotgun to use a caliber .410 shotgun or a 28-gauge shotgun to only shoot shot not …

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  • Published on February 16, 2022 - 18:49 GMT

    Veterans Affairs Committee – Week 6, 2022

    SF 2261 – Motor vehicle registration fees for disabled veterans   SF 2261 (SSB 3036) allows disabled veterans with a service-related disability rating of 50% or higher as determined by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs to get one free set of regular …

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  • Published on February 16, 2022 - 18:49 GMT

    Labor & Business Committee – Week 6, 2022

    February 16, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Labor & Business Relations Committee, Votes 0 SF 2286/SF 2051 – Limits on train length and crew size SF 2286/SF 2051 limits the length of a freight or work railroad train to 8,500 feet. Violations result in a …

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  • Published on February 16, 2022 - 18:49 GMT

    Education Committee – Week 6, 2022

    February 16, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Education Committee, Votes 0 HF 2316 – Basic School Aid for FY23 public schools in Iowa  HF 2316 is the Republican bill to increase basic school aid by 2.5%. This provides a total state cost per pupil of $7,413, an …

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  • Published on February 16, 2022 - 18:49 GMT

    Agriculture Committee – Week 6, 2022

    February 16, 2022 Senate Staff Agriculture Committee, Blog, Votes 0 SF 2127 – Solar power location limit SF 2127 insists the owner/manager of agricultural land not install a commercially owned solar panel field unless the field has a commercial solar power …

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  • Published on February 16, 2022 - 18:49 GMT

    Local Government Committee – Week 6, 2022

    SSB 3087 – Membership removal for city utility boards SSB 3087 requires that municipal utility board members only be removed from office by the district court for willful or habitual neglect or refusal to perform the duties of the office, willful …

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  • Published on February 11, 2022 - 03:41 GMT

    Labor & Business Committee – Week 5, 2022

    SF 2143—Possession of firearms at work SF 2143 provides that an employer cannot prohibit an employee from carrying, transporting or possessing a firearm (or ammunition) in their vehicle that is parked in an employer’s parking lot, as long as the possession …

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  • Published on February 11, 2022 - 03:41 GMT

    Education Committee – Week 5, 2022

    SF 2130 – Student Aid Commission registration technical changes SF 2130 is a departmental bill from the College Student Aid Commission that makes technical changes to remove exception language that was intended for Iowa-originating schools that are no …

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  • Published on February 11, 2022 - 03:40 GMT

    Ethics Committee – Week 5, 2022

    February 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Ethics Committee, Votes 0 SR 101 (SSB 3038) updates the personal financial disclosure filing requirements for both candidates and senators by placing deadlines and penalties for failure to file. Each senator must file …

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  • Published on February 10, 2022 - 00:14 GMT

    Commerce Committee – Week 5, 2022

    SF 2231 – Regulation of Pharmacy Benefits Managers SF 2231 (SF 2092) addresses pharmacy benefits managers (PBM). It requires PBMs to allow pharmacies in Iowa to participate in a pharmacy network if the pharmacy accepts the same terms and conditions as …

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  • Published on February 10, 2022 - 00:14 GMT

    Human Resources Committee – Week 5, 2022

    SSB 3065 – Child Care Ratios SSB 3065, as amended, increases the number of children one person can care for at child care centers from one to seven (instead of six) for two-year-old children, and one to 10 (instead of eight) for three-year-old children. …

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  • Published on February 9, 2022 - 20:14 GMT

    Ways & Means Committee – Week 5, 2022

    SSB 3074 – Senate Republican tax proposal SSB 3074 makes many changes to taxes and tax policy, including individual income tax, sales tax, corporate income tax and business tax credits. Income Taxes Income tax rate reduction – The bill would phase in a …

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  • Published on February 9, 2022 - 20:14 GMT

    Agriculture Committee – Week 5, 2022

    HF 2128 – Biofuels access standards, tax credits and infrastructure grants HF 2128 is the Governor’s biofuels proposal. It has four main components: Establishes requirements for fuel retailers to offer E-15 for sale and providing waivers from this …

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  • Published on February 9, 2022 - 20:14 GMT

    Judiciary Committee – Week 5, 2022

    SSB 3061 – Remote testimony in court proceedings SSB 3061 is part of the Judiciary’s affirmative legislative agenda. It would codify the court’s COVID rules allowing remote testimony in specific situations. It redefines “open court” to include phones, …

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  • Published on February 9, 2022 - 20:14 GMT

    Appropriations Committee – Week 5, 2022

    February 9, 2022 Senate Staff Appropriations Committee, Blog, Votes 0 SF 2204 – Basic School Aid for FY23 public schools in Iowa SF 2204 is the basic school aid proposal by Senate Republicans. It increases State Supplemental Aid (SSA) to Iowa’s public …

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  • Published on February 9, 2022 - 15:52 GMT

    Transportation Committee – Week 5, 2022

    February 9, 2022 Senate Staff Blog, Transportation Committee, Votes 0 SF 2070 – Ownership of out-of-state vehicles SF 2070 creates an exception for a person who owns but does not physically possess the title to an out-of-state vehicle.  The owner is not …

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  • Published on February 3, 2022 - 19:31 GMT

    Taxes: Reward work, not wealth

    The tax plan that we are unveiling this morning is just one piece of our overall plan to help Iowans recover from the Reynolds workforce crisis.  Iowans are hardworking people who take pride in our work. But fewer Iowans are working today than when …

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  • Published on February 3, 2022 - 02:14 GMT

    Education Committee – Week 4, 2022

    SF 168 – Special education student in nonpublic school settings taskforce SF 168 – The health services, special education support and related services provided by Area Education Agencies (AEAs) may, under current law, be provided on nonpublic school …

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