House Happenings — State’s voluntary diversity plans under open enrollment law will be examined in subcommittee

Week 4 starts with about a half dozen subcommittees on the House side in Des Moines. One bill deals with engaging in prohibited actions involving eagles and another with the voluntary diversity plans under the state’s open enrollment law.

HF 53: House File 53 was filed by Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to a copy of an original birth certificate by an adult adoptee.

HF 156: House File 156 was filed by Rep. Terry Baxter. It’s an act relating to damages assessed for engaging in prohibited actions involving eagles.

Current law requires a person convicted of unlawfully selling, taking, catching, killing, injuring, destroying, or having in their possession an eagle to reimburse the state in the amount of $50. This bill requires a person convicted of such a violation involving an eagle to reimburse the state for assessed damages in the amount of $2,500.

HF 6: House File 6 was filed by Rep. Dean Fisher. It’s an act relating to voluntary diversity plans under the state’s open enrollment law.

This bill would eliminate the implementation of a voluntary diversity plan as a reason to deny open enrollment of a pupil.

HSB 85: House Study Bill 85 was proposed by the College Student Aid Commission. It’s an act relating to eligibility and reporting requirements for the skilled workforce shortage tuition grant program.

HSB 84: House Study Bill 84 was proposed by the Economic Development Authority. It’s an act relating to certain tax credits awarded by the economic development authority for equity investments in qualifying businesses or innovation funds.

HSB 76: House Study Bill 76 is an act relating to the frequency of the reporting of the annual analysis and findings relative to Medicaid managed care member appeals.

HSB 73: House Study Bill 73 was proposed by the Department of Corrections. It’s an act relating to the transfer of dangerous persons with mental illness from a hospital for persons with mental illness to the Iowa medical and classification center.