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8 a.m. – House Study Bill 511:

House Study Bill 511 was proposed by State Government committee chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to civil liability of sports officials and providing criminal penalties for assault of sports officials.

8 a.m. – House File 658:

House File 658 was filed by the Public Safety Committee. It’s an act increasing certain penalties for speeding in a motor vehicle and providing for the use of the additional moneys.

It increases the scheduled fine for speeding from $100 plus $5 for each mile per hour of excessive speed over 20 miles per hour over the limit to $100 plus $10 for each mile per hour of excessive speed over 20 miles per hour over the limit. The bill also increases the scheduled fine for speeding in a road work zone more than 25 miles per hour over the limit from $1,000 to $1,500.

10 a.m. – Senate File 280:

Senate File 280 was proposed by the Natural Resources and Environment committee. It’s an act relating to the residency of members of the armed forces stationed at specified military installations for purposes of hunting, fishing and trapping privileges.

10 a.m. – House File 108:

House File 108 was filed by Rep. Wes Breckenridge. It’s an act relating to excuse from jury service for persons at least 72 years of age.

The bill provides that a person shall be excused from jury service if the person is at least 72 years of age and notifies the court that the person is at least 72 years of age and wishes to be exempted from jury service.

10:15 a.m. – House Study Bill 503:

House Study Bill 503 was proposed by State Government committee chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act concerning the determination of fees charged for examining and copying public records.

This bill provides that fees charged for supervising the examination of and copying public records by the lawful custodian shall not include charges for legal services for the redaction or review of the public records.

10:30 a.m. – House File 2036:

House File 2036 was filed by Rep. Steve Holt. It’s an act allowing certain emergency medical care providers to obtain a professional permit to carry weapons.

10:30 a.m. – House File 706:

House File 706 was proposed by the Judiciary committee. It’s an act relating to the replacement of the term visitation with the term parenting time relative to time awarded to a parent.

12:15 p.m. – HSB 514:

House Study Bill 514 was proposed by Commerce committee chair Rep. Gary Carlson. It’s an act relating to specified fees and notice provisions in connection with designated consumer lending provisions.

This bill changes the maximum annual account maintenance fee lenders may collect in connection with home equity lines of credit from $15 to $30.

12:30 p.m. – House Study Bill 524:

House Study Bill 524 was proposed by Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Steve Holt. It’s an act relating to eluding or attempting to elude a pursuing law enforcement vehicle.

12:30 p.m. – House Study Bill 504:

House Study Bill 504 was proposed by State Government committee chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to the definition of meeting under the open meetings law.

This bill amends the definition of a meeting that is subject to the requirements of the open meetings law by expanding the definition to include any deliberations or actions (including recommendations) taken by a governmental body as defined in the open meetings law, that are within a governmental body’s budgetary duties.

12:45 p.m. – House Study Bill 505:

House Study Bill 505 was proposed by State Government committee chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to public notice requirements under the open meetings law.

The bill provides that reasonable notice of a meeting shall include providing notice to any person, and not just the news media, if the person has filed a request for notice.

The bill excludes weekend days and paid holidays as specified in Code section 1C.2 when determining the 24-hour time period for purposes of public notice under the open meetings law.

1 p.m. – House Study Bill 506:

House Study Bill 506 was proposed by State Government committee chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to governmental bodies and advisory bodies under the open meetings law.

The bill amends the definition of governmental body under the open meetings law to specify that only advisory boards, advisory commissions, advisory committees, task forces, or any other body that are formally and directly created by a political subdivision of this state, specified governmental bodies, by a mayor, or by a superintendent of schools if the school board of a school district has expressly authorized the superintendent to act on behalf of the school district, are considered governmental bodies subject to the open meetings law.

2:15 p.m. – House Study Bill 516:

House Study Bill 516 was proposed by Commerce committee chair Rep. Gary Carlson. It’s an act extending the repeal date of the Iowa Cell Siting Act.

The bill extends the future repeal date of the Iowa Cell Siting Act from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2025.

Upon adjournment of committee meeting – House File 2031:

House File 2031 was proposed by Rep. David Kerr. It’s an act relating to the licensed health professional member of a local board of health.

This bill provides that instead of requiring one of the five members of a local board of health to be a physician, one of the five members is instead required to be a physician, a physician assistant, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, or an advanced practice registered nurse. The bill also makes a conforming change to define the health officer of the local board of health as a physician, a physician assistant, an advanced registered nurse practitioner or an advanced practice registered nurse.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall