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2 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3113:

Senate Study Bill 3113 was proposed by State Government chair Sen. Roby Smith. It’s a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Iowa relating to the qualifications of electors.

The joint resolution reduces the voting age in the Iowa Constitution from 21 years of age to 18 years of age, except that a person who will be 18 by the next general election shall be permitted to vote in a primary election.

Eighteen is the current voting age for every election in the U.S. due to the adoption of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

2:15 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3114:

Senate Study Bill 3114 was proposed by State Government chair Sen. Roby Smith. It’s a joint resolution proposing amendments to the Iowa Constitution relating to the gubernatorial line of succession and the filling of vacant public offices.

2:30 p.m. – Senate File 2145:

Senate File 2145 was proposed by Sen. Jeff Edler. It’s an act relating to the established season for hunting game birds on a preserve.

3 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3108:

Senate Study Bill 3108 was proposed by Transportation chair Sen. Tim Kapucian. It’s an act relating to peace officers and retired peace officers who provide street or highway driving instruction.

3 p.m. – Senate File 2102:

Senate File 2102 was proposed by Sen. Jim Carlin. It’s an act relating to applicant priority and grant award amounts under the Teach Iowa Scholar program.

The bill modifies the Teach Iowa Scholar program to give first priority to applicants who are minority persons, with subsequent priority to residents of Iowa, and raises the annual grant limitation from $4,000 to $7,500 and the total grant limitation over a five-year period from $20,000 to $37,500.

Currently, priority is given to residents of Iowa.

3:30 p.m. – Senate File 628:

Senate File 628 was proposed by the Ways and Means committee. It’s an act relating to excise taxes on motor fuel and certain special fuel.

3:30 pm. – Senate File 2158:

Senate File 2158 was proposed by Sen. Dan Zumbach. It’s an act allowing the operation of all-terrain vehicles and off-road utility vehicles on all secondary roads.

3:30 p.m. – Senate Study Bill 3118:

Senate Study Bill 3118 was proposed by Local Government chair Sen. Jeff Edler. It’s an act relating to the validity of certificates of the Treasurer.

4 p.m. – Senate File 2129:

Senate File 2129 was proposed by Sen. Dan Dawson. It’s an act relating to the restoration of voting rights to certain convicted persons.

The bill relates to the definition of a discharge of a criminal sentence for the purposes of the automatic restoration of a convicted person’s voting rights pursuant to a constitutional amendment originating in a resolution passed during the 88th General Assembly relating to the restoration of the voting rights of felons upon the discharge of a criminal sentence.
The definition of discharge of a criminal sentence would include all of the following:

*The completion of confinement, parole and probation as well as any special sentence imposed pursuant to Code Chapter 903B (sex offender special sentencing and hormone treatment);
*The receipt of a pardon or a restoration of rights from the governor for an offense under Code Chapter 707 (homicide and related crimes);
*The payment of all pecuniary damages imposed pursuant to Code Chapter 910 (restitution).

The bill will be repealed if a constitutional amendment relating to the restoration of the voting rights of felons upon discharge of a criminal sentence is not ratified prior to Jan. 1, 2023.

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