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8 a.m. – House Study Bill 653:

House Study Bill 653 was proposed by Public Safety chair Rep. Jarad Klein. It’s an act concerning the medical Cannabidiol Act.

It’s a lengthy bill, feel free to click the link to read all about it.

8 a.m. – House Study Bill 648:

House Study Bill 648 was proposed by Economic Growth chair Rep. Skyler Wheeler. It’s an act creating a sales tax exemption period for certain weapons.

The bill creates a sales tax exemption period for purchases of a firearm including ammunition if the sales are made during the period surrounding Independence Day as follows:

If July 4 is on a Friday-Tuesday, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on July 4 or the Friday preceding July 4, and ends 72 hours after the beginning. If July 4 falls on a Wednesday or Thursday, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the Friday after July 4, ending 72 hours after the beginning.

8 a.m. – House Study Bill 608:

House Study Bill 608 was proposed by State Government chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on pregnancy or childbirth.

8 a.m. – House Study Bill 611:

House Study Bill 611 was proposed by the Department of Public Safety. It’s an act relating to the requirements for a sex offender to be granted a modification of sex offender registry requirements.

8 a.m. – House File 2210:

House File 2210 was proposed by Rep. Dave Deyoe. It’s an act relating to liability arising from the donation of equipment by a municipality, fire department, EMS provider or law enforcement agency.

The bill allows a fire department, EMS provider or law enforcement agency to donate used equipment to another organization that provides fire fighting or emergency medical services, or is a law enforcement agency. The bill exempts the state, municipalities, fire departments, EMS providers and law enforcement agencies from tort liability arising from the performance, failure to perform, nature, age, condition or packaging of any vehicle or equipment donated to an organization that provides fire fighting or emergency medical services, or is a law enforcement agency.

8:30 a.m. – House Study Bill 640:

House Study Bill 640 was proposed by Transportation chair Rep. Brian Best. It’s an act relating to the responsibilities of timber buyers and persons transporting timber.

8:45 a.m. – House File 2161:

House File 2161 was proposed by Rep. Joe Mitchell. It’s an act relating to long-acting reversible contraceptive options under the Medicaid program.

9 a.m. – Senate File 606:

Senate File 606 was proposed by the Ways and Means committee. It’s an act relating to the transfer of investment tax credits issued to housing businesses under the enterprise zone program.

9 a.m. – House File 2037:

House File 2037 was proposed by Rep. John Wills. It’s an act relating to lamps and clothing required for the operation of bicycles.

9:30 a.m. – Senate File 438:

Senate File 438 was proposed by the Education committee. It’s an act relating to the responsibilities and authority of school districts or school corporations, accredited nonpublic schools, area education agencies, community colleges and board of regents institutions.

10:30 a.m. – House File 2146:

House File 2146 was proposed by Rep. Tedd Gassman. It’s an act relating to levee and drainage districts, by increasing the threshold of the estimated cost of a repair or improvement before a hearing is required to be conducted.

11 a.m. – House Study Bill 646:

House Study Bill 646 was proposed by the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy. It’s an act relating to the regulation of hemp, including by providing for testing methods and the regulation of hemp products.

11 a.m. – House Study Bill 649:

House Study Bill 649 was proposed by Economic Growth chair Rep. Skyler Wheeler. It’s an act creating a recreational activities business tax credit available for individual and corporate income taxes.

11 a.m. – House File 2093:

House File 2093 was proposed by Rep. Brian Lohse. It’s an act relating to smoking in a motor vehicle with a child present.

The bill prohibits a person from smoking in a motor vehicle if a person under 18 is present in the vehicle. A peace officer shall not stop or detain a person solely for a suspected violation of the bill, but rather that a peace officer may only enforce the bill as a secondary action when the driver of a motor vehicle has been stopped or detained for a suspected violation of another provision of Code Chapter 321.

A person convicted of a violation of the bill is guilty of a simple misdemeanor punishable as a scheduled violation and the fine is $200.

11:05 a.m. – House File 2194:

House File 2194 was proposed by Rep. John Landon. It’s an act increasing the minimum age for persons to be eligible for issuance of a special minor’s driver’s license.

Current law allows the Department of Transportation to issue a Class C or M special minor’s driver’s license to a person between 14-18 years old. This bill increases the minimum age to 15. A person who is 14 is still eligible for an instruction permit.

11:10 a.m. – House File 2240:

House File 2240 was proposed by Rep. Terry Baxter. It’s an act relating to the management of the spread of diseases in animals.

11:30 a.m. – House File 2224:

House File 2224 was proposed by the State Government committee. It’s an act appropriating certain tax receipts concerning internet fantasy sports contests and sports wagering to the EMS fund.

11:30 a.m. – House File 2183:

House File 2183 was proposed by Rep. Holly Brink. It’s an act relating to motor vehicle insurance, including requiring owners of registered motor vehicles to maintain financial liability coverage, establishing a motor vehicle insurance verification database, authorizing the use of automated registration plate reader systems and authorizing county enforcement and diversion programs.

Part of this bill authorizes a county attorney to implement and administer an uninsured vehicle enforcement program in the county attorney’s county under which law enforcement agencies in the county may use an automated registration plate reader system to access and collect data for the enforcement of Code section 321.20B. The bill allows a county attorney or law enforcement agency to enter into a contractual agreement with a provider for purposes of providing the necessary technology, equipment and maintenance of a system.

The bill allows a peace officer to verify by sworn affidavit that a photograph generated by a system identifies a particular motor vehicle operating or having operated on the highways and that the motor vehicle insurance verification database indicates the motor vehicle was not in compliance with Code section 321.20B at the time of operation.

11:30 a.m. – House Study Bill 617:

House Study Bill 617 was proposed by the State Auditor. It’s an act relating to the penalty for public employees and public officials ordered to pay restitution to a public employer.

11:30 a.m. – House Study Bill 609:

House Study Bill 609 was proposed by the Board of Pharmacy. It’s an act relating to controlled substances, including amending the controlled substance schedules and removing certain references to marijuana.

11:30 a.m. – House Study Bill 597:

House Study Bill 597 was proposed by Veterans Affairs chair Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to the approval procedures for claims for the military service property tax exemption.

11:35 a.m. – House File 2234:

House File 2234 was proposed by the Transportation committee. It’s an act relating to radio operators blackout special registration plates for motor vehicles.

12 p.m. – House Study Bill 639:

House Study Bill 639 was proposed by Veterans Affairs chair Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to permissible expenditures for moneys in the Veterans Trust Fund.

12 p.m. – House Study Bill 627:

House Study Bill 627 was proposed by the Department of Public Health. It’s an act relating to the Smokefree Air Act.

The bill amends the Smokefree Air Act to include vapor products as well as environmental tobacco smoke.

12:30 p.m. – House File 2166:

House File 2166 was proposed by Rep. Chris Hagenow. It’s an act increasing the speed limit on certain roads.

Current law provides that the speed limit for all vehicular traffic is 55 miles per hour unless otherwise provided for by other speed restrictions. The speed limit on fully controlled-access, divided, multi-laned highways is 65 miles per hour. The speed limit on highways that are part of the interstate road system is 70 miles per hour.

The bill provides that the speed limit for all vehicular traffic not otherwise provided for is 60 miles per hour. The speed limit on fully controlled-access, divided, multi-laned highways is 70 miles per hour. The speed limit on highways that are part of the interstate road system is 75 miles per hour.

1 p.m. – House File 2176:

House File 2176 was proposed by Rep. Brian Lohse. It’s an act relating to the adjustments to state foundation aid paid to a school district following an assessed value reduction for certain property.

1 p.m. – House Study Bill 647:

House Study Bill 647 was proposed by the Governor. It’s an act relating to qualifications for holding professional licensure in Iowa, including granting of licenses to persons licensed in other states and acquiring residence in Iowa, disqualification provisions for criminal convictions.

4 p.m. – House File 2175:

House File 2175 was proposed by Rep. Jacob Bossman. It’s an act relating to the construction of child care facilities by providing developers with sales and use tax refunds and income, franchise, moneys and credits, and gross premiums tax credits, providing for a fee.

4:30 p.m. – House Study Bill 652:

House Study Bill 652 was proposed by State Government chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act concerning the authority of a native wine manufacturer to sell native wine for on-premises consumption.

4:30 p.m. – House Study Bill 62:

House Study Bill 62 was proposed by State Government chair Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act authorizing savings promotion drawings under specified conditions.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall