Among the many bills in House subcommittee meetings today, one addresses the judicial nominating process.

HSB 13: House Study Bill 13 was proposed by the Attorney General. It’s an act increasing the required amount for a surety bond necessary for the issuance of a travel trailer dealer’s license.

HSB 54: House Study Bill 54 was proposed by the Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. It’s an act relating to attribution statements on political materials.

Current law requires an attribution statement indicating who is responsible for published material designed to expressly advocate the nomination, election or defeat of a candidate for public office or the passage or defeat of a ballot issue.

This bill adds live telephone calls, automated telephone calls and text messages.

HF 50: House File 50 was filed by Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to youth deer hunting season.

HSB 38: House Study Bill 38 was filed by Rep. Ashley Hinson. It’s an act relating to electric standup scooters.

HSB 108: House Study Bill 108 was proposed by Rep. Lee Hein. It’s an act relating to claiming the adoption tax credit for qualified adoption expenses paid or incurred during a tax year.

HF 54: House File 54 was filed by Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to voter qualifications for propositions to authorize the issuance of bonds by school districts.

HSB 45: House Study Bill 45 was proposed by the Dept. of Transportation. It’s an act relating to required notices to the DOT regarding certain registered aircraft.

HF 171: House File 171 was filed by Reps. Norlin Mommsen and Mary Wolfe. It’s an act relating to the exemption from the hotel and motel taxes for the renting of lodging after a certain number of consecutive days.

This bill provides that beginning after 90 consecutive days of lodging rental to the same person, the sales price from such rental is exempt from local hotel and motel taxes. Currently the sales price from the renting of lodging which is rented by the same person for a period of more than 31 consecutive days is exempt.

HSB 86: House Study Bill 86 was proposed by the Economic Development Authority. It’s an act relating to bioscience-based economic development, the establishment of a bioscience development corporation, and membership on the Iowa Innovation Council.

HSB 109: House Study Bill 109 was filed by Rep. Cecil Dolecheck. It’s an act relating to public school funding by establishing the state percent of growth and the categorical state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2019, modifying provisions relating to the property tax replacement payments.

HSB 44: House Study Bill 44 was proposed by the Department of Natural Resources. It’s an act relating to the process and fees associated with the registration and title of vessels, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.

HF 211: House File 211 was filed by Rep. Joel Fry. It’s an act relating to the provision of health care services via telehealth for the civil commitment unit for sexual offenders.

HF 157: House File 157 was filed by Rep. Shannon Lundgren. It’s an act establishing a veterans recovery pilot program and fund for the reimbursement of expenses related to providing hyperbaric oxygen treatment to eligible veterans.

HSB 49: House Study Bill 49 was proposed by the Secretary of State. It’s an act relating to the administration of elections.

The bill eliminates the second Tuesday in December as a possible date for a special election on a public measure in a school district or merged area in an even-numbered year. It also eliminates the first Tuesday in December as a possible date for a special election on a public measure in a city in an even-numbered year.

It will make the false or fraudulent signing of nomination papers on behalf of another person and the misuse of voter registration information election misconduct in the second degree. Currently it is election misconduct in the third degree.

The bill permits the state commissioner of elections to require a written explanation from a county commissioner who has been issued a notice of technical infraction. It requires a person circulating a petition for nomination to include that person’s name, signature, address, and phone number. A signature line must contain a signer’s residential address.

HSB 24: House Study Bill 24 was filed by Rep. Steven Holt. It’s an act establishing the criminal offense of assault by threat of a targeted attack.

HSB 107: House Study Bill 107 was proposed by the Department of Commerce/Utilities Division. It’s an act relating to matters under the purview of the utilities division of the Department of Commerce.

HSB 43: House Study Bill 43 was proposed by the Department of Transportation. It’s an act relating to commercial driver’s license requirements.

HF 209: House File 209 was filed by Rep. Joel Fry. It’s an act relating to the suspension of Medicaid coverage for an inmate of a public institution.

HSB 110: House Study Bill 110 was filed by Rep. Steven Holt. It’s an act relating to the membership and procedures of the state judicial nominating commission and district judicial nominating commission and to the selection and qualifications of judges, associate judges and the chief justice.

HSB 121: House Study Bill 121 was proposed by Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to the issuance of driver’s licenses marked to reflect veteran status.

HSB 77: House Study Bill 77 was filed by Rep. Steven Holt. It’s an act relating to access to a copy of an original birth certificate by an adult adoptee.

HF 2: House File 2 was filed by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to sales tax exemptions on the sale of instructional materials at post-secondary institutions and on sales where profits are used by or donated to such institutions.

HSB 22: House Study Bill 22 was proposed by Rep. Steven Holt. It’s an act relating to the opening of guardianships for adults and conservatorships for adults and minors and the administration of guardianships and conservatorships.

HF 81: House File 81 was filed by Rep. Cecil Dolecheck. It’s an act relating to the stocking of waters located on private property.

This bill would prohibit the commission from stocking a private lake or pond. The commission may, however, stock a creek or stream that flows through private property.

Currently the commission may stock private water only when the owner of the private water agrees that such water shall be open to the public for fishing.

HSB 96: House Study Bill 96 was proposed by Rep. Andy McKean. It’s a concurrent resolution relating to the joint rules governing lobbyists of the Senate and House of Representatives for the 88th General Assembly.

HSB 97: House Study Bill 97 was proposed by Rep. Andy McKean. It’s a resolution relating to the code of ethics of the House of Representatives for the 88th General Assembly.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall