A busy Tuesday in Iowa House subcommittees. A bill requiring financial literacy for Iowa students will be discussed. Another that would turn county elections for county officers into nonpartisan efforts sees its chance. And there’s a potential law about left-lane, right-lane situations for passing on certain roadways.
HSB 61: House Study Bill 61 was filed by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to wagering taxes imposed on promotional play receipts.
HSB 128: House Study Bill 128 was filed by Rep. Cecil Dolecheck. It’s an act relating to a financial literacy requirement under the state’s educational standards.
The bill establishes that the requirement that all high school students enrolled in school districts and accredited nonpublic schools take a one-half unit course in personal finance literacy, as a condition of graduation. It would begin with the 2022-23 graduating class.
HF 56: House File 56 was filed by Rep. Andy McKean. It’s an act providing for the nonpartisan election and nomination by county primary election of county officers.
The bill requires county supervisors, auditors, sheriffs, treasurers, recorders and attorneys be nominated and elected on a nonpartisan basis.
HSB 143: House Study Bill 143 was proposed by the state’s public defender. It’s an act relating to the confidentiality of information filed with the court used to secure an arrest warrant.
HF 74: House File 74 was sponsored by Rep. Gary Worthan. There are six additional sponsors. It’s an act relating to the operation of motor vehicles in the left-most lane of certain roadways.
HSB 100: House Study Bill 100 was filed by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to restrictions on lawful preexisting nonconforming uses by cities and counties.
HSB 129: House Study Bill 129 was filed by Rep. Cecil Dolecheck. It’s an act to require school districts and accredited nonpublic schools to offer high school students an opportunity to take the U.S. citizenship and immigration services naturalization civics test.
HF 251: House File 251 was filed by Rep. Jeff Shipley. It’s an act relating to reporting requirements and oversight of law enforcement agencies that seize and forfeit property under state of federal law.
The bill strikes current code section in the civil asset forfeiture code on recordkeeping and replaces it with a new code section. The Attorney General shall establish and maintain a case tracking system and searchable public internet site that includes specified information about property seized and forfeited under state law and under any agreement with the federal government.
HF 181: House File 181 was filed by Rep. Andy McKean. It’s an act relating to the applicability of beverage containers control provisions and the handling fees pursuant to those provisions.
HF 197: House File 197 was proposed by Rep. Skyler Wheeler. It’s an act relating to the assignment of pupils who are siblings to classrooms by school districts.
The bill requires school districts to assign siblings who are deemed by the district to be at the same grade level academically to the same classroom if the siblings’ parent or guardian submits to the school administrator, prior to the start of the school semester, a written request that the siblings be assigned to the same classroom.
HSB 41: House Study Bill 41 was filed by Rep. Steven Holt. It’s an act relating to home improvement fraud and providing penalties for contractors who commit home improvement fraud.
HSB 135: House Study Bill 135 was filed by Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to the creation of a green alert program for missing veterans-at-risk.