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Bill Analyses - Week of March 20th, 2023

HF 657 – Preservation of Evidence

HF 462 – Medicare Supplemental

HF 634 – Time of Transfer Inspection Fraud And Penalties

HF 625 – Mandatory Minimum Sentence – Felons in Possession of Firearms

HF 615 – Home School Credentialing

HF 547 – Early Termination of Lease

HF 265 – Midwifery Licensure

HF 668 – Property Tax on Child Care Centers

HF 253 – Charter School Extracurricular Activities

HF 281 – County Supervisor Representation Plans

HF 349 – Probation

HF 420 – Subunits for 10 Member Boards of Review

HF 467 – EOB – Secondary Insurance

HF 585 – Residency Requirement for State Transportation Commission Members

HF 595 – Controlled Substance

HF 565 - Eminent Domain

HF 548 - Forcible Entry and Detainer Action - Sealing of Records

HF 648 - Investment Advisors - Expungement 

HF 605 – Energy Benchmarking

HF 644 – Criminal Procedure Rules

HF 429 – Intra-District Enrollment

HF 474 – Newborn Safe Haven – Adoption Agency

HF 101 – Suicide Prevention Information

HF 652 – Combining Cosmetology and Barbering Boards

HF 604 – Teacher Empowerment

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This Week's House GOP Newsletter - March 16, 2023

In this edition:

  • Revenue Estimating Conference Finds Iowa’s Economy, Tax Collections Strong
    • The positive impact of the tax cuts on Iowa’s economy is already being felt
  • Board of Regents Releases Statement on Controversial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs
    • House File 616 is just a first step towards dismantling divisive diversity, equity and inclusion bureaucracies which operate as ideological enforcement divisions on university campuses
  • Volunteer EMS and Firefighters
    • Over 80% of firefighting departments are volunteer departments
  • House Passes Overdue Legislation to Realign State Government
    • Consolidating existing services from 37 agencies to 16 will better pool resources and provide stronger oversight
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Bill Analyses - Week of March 13, 2023

House File 608 - Seizure Safe Schools

House File 465 - Mutual Association Directors

House File 610 - Excused Absences for Autism-Related Services

House File 555 - Practice of Pharmacy

House File 397 - Remote Signing

House File 599 - Muni REC Bill

House File 540 - Considerations before new/leased County Buildings

House File 358 - Eluding

House File 660 - Knoxville Raceway Sales Tax Rebate

House File 631 - Brady-Giglio Lists

House File 340 - Length of Service Award Programs

House File 603 - Allowing Volunteer Emergency Service Providers to Purchase Tires Trhough the State's Master Contracts

House File 635 - Podiatrists License After 2 Years of Residency

House Concurrent Resolution 9 - Interstate Highway Load Limits

House File 656 - Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact

House File 553 - Affirmative Defense for Businesses that Experience Data Breach

House File 466 - Commitment Hearing

House File 400 - Revoking application for termination of parental rights

Senate File 514 – Government Realignment

Senate File 507 – ESGs

House File 346 – Consumer Data Privacy

House File 553 – Alternative Defense for Businesses that Experience a Data Breach

House File 469 – Adoption – Home Study Waiver

House File 661 – Statewide Inspection Fee

House File 622 – School Locker room/Bathroom Privacy

House File 499 – Car Seat Coverage

House File 632 – Using Save Dollars for School Cybersecurity

House File 615 – Home School Credentialing

House File 566 – HHS Boards and Commissions

House File 370 – Schoolboard Omnibus

House File 636 – Educational Setting of a Minor

House File 645 – Administrative Law – Judicial Review

House File 557 -Elections for Recreational Lake and Water Quality Districts

House File 570 – Assault on a Pregnant Person

House File 592 – Internet Sales of Motor Vehicles

House File 555 - Pharmacy Technical Bill

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This week's House GOP Newsletter - March 9, 2023

Highlights in this edition:

  • Another Strong Revenue Month for Iowa
    • Tax collections for February were 5.7 percent higher than February 2022
  • House Passes Age-Appropriate Educational Standards
    • Under this bill, a parent retains the right to expose their child to whatever books and material they feel is necessary outside of school
  • Rural Emergency Hospital Legislation Advances
    • A Rural Emergency Hospital must maintain a 24-hour emergency room
  • House Votes to Protect Children
    • The evolving medical data shows that so-called gender affirming surgeries and pharmaceutical interruptions of normal sexual development do not provide long-term therapeutic relief for children involved in this care
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Bill Analyses - Week of March 6th, 2023

House File 497 – Public Meetings Definitions for Forums

Senate File 75 – Rural Emergency Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers

House File 269 – Amusement Park Purchases

House File 347 – Optometrists Performing Local Injectable Anesthetics

House File 432 – HOA Documents

House File 433 – To-Go Cocktails

House File 475 – Real Estate Unfair Practices

House File 274 – Psychiatry Fellowship

House File 318 – Elderly, Disabled, Low-Income Property Tax Credit Deadline

House File 357 – Temp Staffing Agency Clarification

House File 421 – Waldorf ITG

House File 319 – Child Care Physicals

House File 423 – 340B Program

House File 317 – Taking Nuisance Furbearers

House File 424 – Physician Assistant Supervision

House File 332 – DAS: Selling of State Real Property

House File 478 – Altering Proprietorship Arrangement for Beer Manufacturers

House File 471 – DHHS Omnibus

House File 472 – Immunity for Veterinarians to Report Animal Abuse

House File 135 – Student Right to Know

House File 327 – Chapter 12 Reform

House File 630 - Human Trafficking Penalties

House File 536 - Drug Penalties and Driving Penalties

House File 345 - Scenic Byways Enhancement Fund

House File 601 - Rate Increase Notice

House File 614 - Out-of-State Teacher Licensure

House File 607 - Real Estate Liability

House File 590 - Directing Fees on Flying Our Colors Plates

House File 609 - Non-Bank Mortgage Lenders

House File 617 - Rate Review

House File 593 - Issuance and Suspension of Motor Vehicle Registrations and Titles

House File 567 - Non-Substantive Code Editor

House File 568 - Tribal Police Access to Data

House File 588 - Peace Officers Providing Driving Instruction

House File 425 - Newborn Safe Haven

House File 573 - Sustanstive Code Editor

House File 335 - Expanding Use of Restricted CDL for Agricultural Purposes

House File 541 - Deadline for Certifying Sanitary District Levies

House File 398 - Public Defender and Adoption

House File 621 - Substance Abuse Rates

House File 350 - IPIB: Public Records Request

House File 583 - Certifying Odometer Readings of Vehicles at Time of Sale or Transfer

House File 255 - Alternative Teacher Licensure

House File 597 - Age-Appropriate Educational Standards and Materials

House File 314 - County Compensation Boards

House File 626 - Nonmedical Switching

House File 584 - Foster Parent Bill of Rights

House File 305 - Inventory Checklist for Leases

House File 348 - Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation Instruction

House File 282 - SWCD Management of Soil & Water Resources & Soil Health Efforts

House File 623 - Prohibition on Gender Procedures on Children

House File 430 - BOEE Reform 

 

 

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This week's House GOP newsletter - March 2, 2023

  • House Provides Reasonable Updates to Iowa’s Youth Employment Laws
    • The bill allows work activities for 14-year-olds such as using a microwave and loading and unloading vehicles
  • Definition of Age-Appropriate Material in Schools is Tightened
    • House Study Bill 219 tightens the definition of what is age-appropriate by making it clear that material which contains graphic images and descriptions of sex acts or sexual activity is not age-appropriate
  • Teacher Empowerment Act Designed to Protect Teachers From Classroom Violence Advances
    • After meeting with teachers, House Republicans advanced a bill which helps teachers address student behavioral issues and the onslaught of teacher trainings that take time away from their basic teaching responsibilities
  • Data and Evidence Do Not Support the Safety of Gender Transition Procedures on Minors
    • Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom have already hit the brakes on medicalizing gender incongruence in children
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Bill Analyses - Week of February 20th

House File 270 - Extending Informal Review Period in Disaster Areas

House File 271 - Life Insurance Investment

House File 272 - Adoptive Parents - Parental Leave

House File 279 - Assessors Compliance with Employment Policies

House File 280 - Contingent Fund Loans to Government Subdivisions 

House File 316 - Value-Add in Insurance

House File 320 - Group Capital Calculation Date

House File 333 - IPIB: Complaint Filing Time Extension

House File 323 - Student-Teacher Stipends

House File 337 - Approving Certain Refrigerants in State Building Code

House File 252 - Comprehensive Transition Program

House File 256 - Teacher Licensure Age

House File 202 - Explosive Code Updates

House File 282 - SWCD Management of Soil & Water Resources & Soil Health Efforts

House File 314 - County Compensation Boards

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This Week's House GOP Newsletter - February 23, 2023

  • New Bill Gives Schools More Flexibility
    • The bill modifies and eliminates several requirements to help schools operate efficiently
  • Maternal Health Bill Advances Through Committee
    • Adds four annual family medicine obstetric fellowships every year
  • Work Continues on Massive Government Realignment Bill
    • The legislation identifies similar operations and services that are spread out across 37 agencies and aligns these services into 16 agencies
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Bill Analyses - Week of February 12, 2023

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This Week's House GOP Newsletter - February 16th, 2023

Highlights in this edition:

  • How Much Sports Wagering Tax Money is Iowa Collecting?  A Lot More Than Expected
    • Through January 2023, $1.4 billion has been wagered through Iowa casinos on sporting events with 8.4 million collected in taxes
  • Protect Children, Support Parents - Education Committee Prohibits Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Instruction in K-6
    • Children in these grades should be focused on curriculum and instruction in math, science, language arts and history
  • Tone Deaf House Democrats Fail to Support Hunting and Fishing Rights
    • Last year radical activists in Oregon attempted to ban and criminalize all hunting, fishing and farming through a statewide petition
  • How Much Does a Snowstorm Cost to Clean Up?
    • Through Valentine’s Day, the Department has spent a total of $25 million on winter operations
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