Tuesday’s Senate subcommittee meetings will be highlighted by a few different bills of interest. One bill would expand a provision for requiring only one registration plate on the rear of certain older vehicles to shift from vehicles which are model year 1948 or older to 1978 or older. Another prohibits employers from controlling employee political contributions. A third bill relates to law enforcement profiling.
SF 42: Senate File 42 was filed by Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act allowing the display of one registration plate on the rear of certain older, reconstructed, and specifically constructed motor vehicles.
Since 1997 Iowa has allowed certain motor vehicles which are model year 1948 or older, and certain reconstructed or specially constructed vehicles built to resemble vehicles which are model year 1948 or older, to display one registration plate on the rear of the vehicle if the other registration plate issued is carried in the vehicle at all times when the vehicle is operated on a public highway. This bill expands the provision to include motor vehicles which are model year 1978 or older.
SF 53: Senate File 53 was filed by Sen. Jake Chapman. It’s an act prohibiting employer control of employee political contributions. Employers may not prohibit, limit or require approval for the contributions of employees to political committees or candidates’ committees.
SSB 1038: Senate Study Bill 1038 was proposed by Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act relating to law enforcement profiling by standardizing collection and centralizing the compilation and reporting of officer stop and compliance data, providing for officer training, creating a community policing advisory board, providing for penalties and remedies, and including effective date provisions.
SF 88: Senate File 88 was filed by Sen. Jeff Edler. It’s an act relating to motor vehicles, including special registration plates and the minimum standard of transparency for window tint.
SF 34: Senate File 34 was filed by Sen. Waylon Brown. It’s an act relating to notices by the department of workforce development regarding claims for unemployment benefits.
SSB 1021: Senate Study Bill 1021 was proposed by Sen. Jake Chapman. It’s an act relating to manufacturers of native distilled spirits and beer.
SSB 1030: Senate Study Bill 1030 was proposed by Sen. Amy Sinclair. It’s an act relating to eligibility for the health care loan repayment program. The bill adds mental health professionals to the list of individuals eligible for loan repayment of qualified student loans under the health care loan repayment program administered by the college student aid commission.
SF 31: Senate File 31 was filed by Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act establishing a limitation on the amount of administrative costs for school districts. For budget years beginning on or after July 1, 2020, the portion of the total authorized expenditures of a school district that is budgeted for administrative costs shall not exceed 5 percent of the total authorized expenditures of a school district.
SF 57: Senate File 57 was filed by Sen. Tom Shipley and Sen. Dan Dawson. It’s an act relating to the mistreatment of certain animals other than livestock and wildlife.
SSB 1045: Senate Study Bill 1045 was proposed by Sen. Tim Kapucian. It’s an act permitting the transportation of certain types of loads by motor vehicles exceeding certain weight limitations.
SF 43: Senate File 43 was proposed by Sen. Michael Breitbach. It’s an act to increase the maximum capacity of certain motor vehicles operated by school district employees to transport children to activity events or from school to home in unusual situations. It adds to the exemptions from the definition of “school bus” motor vehicles designed to carry not more than 11 passengers.
SF 74: Senate File 74 was filed by Sen. Dan Dawson. It’s an act relating to school funding by modifying provisions relating to the collection of sales tax for deposit in the secure an advanced vision for education fund. There are provisions relating to the use of tax revenue from the secure an advanced vision for education fund and provisions relating to the calculation of the additional property tax levy.