Rep. Ann Meyer provides weekly update, introduces legislation for hands-free devices while driving

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From Rep. Ann Meyer’s legislative newsletter:

Week 2 at the Capitol was a short week as we celebrated Martin Luther King Day Monday. However, it was busy with and committee work and bill requests.  In Human Resources, I ran HSB 501, a bill that caps cost-sharing (co-pay) of insulin at $100 for a 30 day supply.  It passed unanimously through committee and will be debated on the House Floor.

Childcare is an issue for many in our district; both access and affordability. This week I introduced HF2067, a bill that, if passed,  will raise childcare provider rates under the state child care assistance program.  Many centers and homes that provide this assistance have closed in the last year; this would help maintain and hopefully increase the number of providers in the state. I have several bills coming up that address childcare as well, and I will keep you updated as they are introduced.

In addition, I have heard from several of you about the ongoing concern of distracted drivers.  I have introduced HF 2119, a bill that requires “hands-free” use of all electronic devices. It is a significant safety concern, and I have worked with the Department of Public Safety to find a solution.

The session has been very busy so far, and I am honored to be representing you in Des Moines. Please follow my Facebook page to get *almost* daily updates!

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