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12 p.m. – Senate File 2016:

Senate File 2016 was proposed by Sen. Zach Whiting. It’s an act relating to motor vehicles approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle displaying flashing lights.

This bill requires the operator, regardless of whether the operator makes a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle, to reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be at least 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.

12:30 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3045:

Senate Study Bill 3045 was proposed by Transportation committee chair Sen. Tim Kapucian. It’s an act relating to the use of an electronic communication device while driving.

Current law prohibits the use of hand-held electronic communication devices to write, send or view electronic messages while driving. The bill expands the law to prohibit any use of an electronic communication device while driving. It exempts use of an electronic communication device in a hands-free mode, for members of a public safety agency performing official duties, for health care professionals in the course of emergency situations, for the purpose of reporting an emergency situation, or by pressing a single button to initiate or terminate a voice communication.

12:30 p.m. – Senate File 115:

Senate File 155 was proposed by the Judiciary committee. It’s an act relating to peace officers, reserve peace officers and federal officers going armed with, carrying or transporting a firearm on school grounds.

The bill specifies that a peace officer or reserve peace officer including a peace officer or reserve peace officer who has not been certified, and a federal officer when the officer’s employment requires going armed, may go armed with, carry or transport a firearm on school grounds, whether or not the officer is acting in the performance of official duties.

1:30 p.m. – Senate File 155:

Senate File 155 was proposed by Sen. Dan Zumbach. It’s an act relating to the practice of barbering in movable locations.

This bill alters the definition of barbershop to include readily movable locations where one or more persons engage in the practice of barbering.

1:30 p.m. – Senate Study bill 3017:

Senate Study Bill 3017 was proposed by State Government committee chair Sen. Roby Smith. It’s an act concerning the display of flags on public school sites and public buildings.

The bill provides that a custodian of a public building shall only be authorized to raise the flags of the United States of America, the state of Iowa, the national league of POW/MIA families, and an official flag adopted by the political subdivision that owns or operates the public building.

The bill further provides that the board of directors of a public school district shal only be authorized to raise the flags of the United States of America, the state of Iowa, the national league of POW/MIA families, and an official flag adopted by the applicable board of directors of the school on the flagstaff on each school site under its control.

2 p.m. – Senate File 2011:

Senate File 2011 was proposed by Sen. Amy Sinclair. It’s an act relating to loan repayment for refinanced eligible loans under the rural physician loan repayment program.

This bill permits a loan repayment recipient under the rural physician loan repayment program to continue to receive loan repayment after refinancing an eligible federal loan with a private educational loan. However, the loan repayment amount cannot exceed the lesser of the amount of loan repayment allowed under the program or the balance of the loan repayment amount the loan repayment recipient qualified to receive with the eligible loan.

2 p.m. – Senate File 2055:

Senate File 2055 was proposed by Sen. Chris Cournoyer. It’s an act concerning the authority of a native wine manufacturer to sell native wine for on-premises consumption.

The bill authorizes a manufacturer of native wine to be granted up to two Class C native wine permits to sell native wine at retail for consumption on the premises of the manufacturer or in a retail establishment operated by the manufacturer. Current law allows a manufacturer one Class C native wine permit to sell native wine at retail for consumption on the premises of the manufacturing facility.

2 p.m. – Senate File 2014:

Senate File 2014 was proposed by Sen. Zach Whiting. It’s an act relating to county and city regulation of vegetable gardens.

Under the bill, a county or city shall not adopt an ordinance or other regulation specifically regulating vegetable gardens located on residential property. Any such ordinance or regulation is void and unenforceable. However, a county or city may adopt and enforce an ordinance or regulation of a general nature that does not specifically regulate vegetable gardens, such as an ordinance relating to water use during drought conditions, fertilizer use, or control of invasive species.

3 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3039:

Senate Study Bill 3039 was proposed by the State Public Defender. It’s an act relating to the State Public Defender pilot project and legal representation in child welfare cases.

The bill permits the state public defender to establish a pilot project beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2024, to implement innovative models of parental and child legal representation in order to assist families involved in the child welfare system.

4 p.m. – Senate File 2065:

Senate File 2065 was proposed by Sen. Amy Sinclair. It’s an act establishing authority for school districts to impose additional property taxes and income surtaxes for certain school resource officer expenses under the instructional support program.

The bill authorizes school districts to raise additional amounts of property tax or income surtax under the instructional support program for certain school resource officer expenses. This bill authorizes an additional annual amount of funding under the instructional support program for SRO expenses only for school budget years beginning on or after July 1, 2021.

4 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3035:

Senate Study Bill 3035 was proposed by Judiciary committee chair Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act relating to eluding or attempting to elude a pursuing law enforcement vehicle.

4 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3003:

Senate Study Bill 3003 was proposed by Commerce committee chair Sen. Dan Dawson. It’s an act relating to the legal reserve requirements of life insurance companies.

This bill modifies the definition of “highly effective hedging transaction” to also include the definition of highly effective hedging transactions contained in the national association of insurance commissioners’ statements of statutory account principles No. 1 108.

4:30 p.m. – Senate Study Bil 3047:

Senate Study Bill 3047 was proposed by the Department of Commerce’s Insurance Division. It’s an act relating to health insurance and the insurance division of the Department of Commerce.

4:30 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3029:

Senate Study Bill 3029 was proposed by Judiciary committee chair Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act relating to the resignations of registered agents serving certain business entities.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall