Iowa House subcommittees really pick up today in Des Moines. One bill will allow Iowans to “tax themselves more.” If they believe state taxes should be higher, a line will be added to the state income tax form so they can indeed pay more state income taxes. Another bill would prohibit the use of public resources for political purposes.

HSB 98: House Study Bill 98 was proposed by Rep. Louis Zumbach. It’s a concurrent resolution relating to joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives for the 88th General Assembly.

HSB 46: House Study Bill 46 was proposed by the Department of Transportation. It’s an act increasing the maximum allowable length for stinger-steered automobile transporters.

HSB 52: House Study Bill 52 was proposed by the Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. It’s an act prohibiting the use of public resources for political purposes.

The bill prohibits public officials and employees from using or permitting the use of certain public resources managed or maintained by the state of Iowa or the governing body of a political subdivision of the state for a political purpose.

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 60: House Study Bill 60 was proposed by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. It’s an act relating to professional standards for the certification or designation of music therapists.

HSB 53: House Study Bill 53 was proposed by the Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. It’s an act relating to the reporting of certain gifts and bequests received by the executive branch.

HSB 42: House Study Bill 42 was proposed by the Department of Workforce Development. It’s an act concerning unemployment insurance.

HF 158: House File 158 was proposed by Rep. Skyler Wheeler. It’s an act relating to fuel excise tax refunds for transportation of pupils of accredited nonpublic schools.

HF 136: House File 136 was filed by Rep. Michael Bergan. It’s an act relating to passenger automobiles to carry 10 or fewer pupils when used as school buses.

HF 76: House File 76 was filed by Rep. Skyler Wheeler. It’s an act providing for the designation of voluntary income tax contributions on the Iowa individual income tax return.

The bill provides for the designation of voluntary income tax contributions by taxpayers who file an Iowa individual income tax return. It requires the director of revenue to provide space on the individual income tax form for taxpayers to make irrevocable voluntary income tax contributions to up to five different state funds of the state of Iowa.

HF 145: House File 145 was filed by Rep. Ashley Hinson. It’s an act relating to reports relating to misconduct of certain school employees required to be submitted to the board of educational examiners.

This bill requires that information that must be reported to the board of education examiners relating to alleged or actual misconduct of certain school employees must be reported within 30 days of the date action was taken which necessitated the report.

HSB 33: House Study Bill 33 was proposed by Rep. Gary Carlson. It’s an act relating to residential contractors and repair or service performed on residential real estate covered by property and casualty insurance.

HF 117: House File 117 was filed by Rep. Ted Gassman. It’s an act relating to the composition of county compensation boards.

HSB 72: House Study Bill 72 was proposed by the Department of Corrections. It’s an act relating to the criminal elements for the commission of sexual misconduct with offenders.

HF 49: House File 49 was filed by Rep. Sandy Salmon. It’s an act relating to weapons requirements for nonambulatory hunters.

HSB 111: House Study Bill 111 was filed by Rep. Pat Grassley. It’s an act relating to public school funding by modifying provisions relating to the regular program state cost per pupil.

HSB 51: House Study Bill 51 was proposed by Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. It’s an act relating to competitive bidding requirements applicable to certain governmental officials and employees.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall