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Senator Chris Cournoyer previews a few bills she is keeping an eye on this week at the Iowa Capitol:

  • Senate File 246: This bill relates to civil and criminal enforcement activities involving the practice of massage therapy and human trafficking as well as expands the definition of “forced labor or services.”
  • Bill Number Pending: I introduced a bill that would require training on human trafficking awareness and prevention upon renewal of Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs).
  • Senate File 198: This bill would require the state transportation commission to make the entire length of U.S. 30 four lanes. Improvements and four-laning U.S. 30 will make for safer and more efficient travel across Iowa, while creating increased economic activity statewide. Learn more and join the coalition of support at: http://www.hwy30coalition.com/
  • Senate File 251: This bill directs the Department of Public Health to develop a strategic plan to improve breastfeeding support and awareness among all mothers in the state.

Author: Chris Cournoyer