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The following bills are in subcommittee Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Iowa Senate. You can find links to individual meetings here. The Senate allows you to participate virtually in subcommittees.

8:30 a.m. – SSB 1082 – RM 315 – A bill for an act relating to explosive materials including blasting agents, detonators, and destructive devices, and providing penalties.

8:30 a.m. – SSB 1089 – RM 217 – A bill for an act relating to certain deadlines relating to the informal review and protest of property assessments in counties declared to be a disaster area.

9:30 a.m. – SF 151 – Senate Lounge – A bill for an act establishing a scenic byways enhancement fund, including by providing for voluntary contributions to the fund, and including effective date provisions.

11 a.m. – SSB 1087 – RM G15 – A bill for an act relating to the economic development authority, including certain tax credit programs, the Iowa wine, beer, and spirits promotion board, and the beer and liquor control fund, and including applicability provisions.

11 a.m. – SSB 1096 – RM 217 – A bill for an act relating to controlled substances including the manufacture, delivery, or possession of a controlled substance including fentanyl; the manufacture of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor; conspiracy to manufacture for delivery or delivery or intent or conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance to a minor; receipt, provision, and administration of opioid antagonists, including by secondary distributors, providing for immunity; and providing penalties.

11 a.m. – SF 90 – Senate Lounge – A bill for an act relating to special registration plates for motor vehicles, including plates displaying a decal approved by the department of veterans affairs or a decal of a nonprofit veterans’ organization

11:30 a.m. – SSB 1044 – RM 217 – A bill for an act relating to health care employment agencies, health care employment agency workers, and health care entities, and including retroactive applicability provisions.

11:30 a.m. – SSB 1048 – Senate Lounge – A bill for an act relating to continuous sexual abuse of a child, and making penalties applicable.

12 p.m. – SSB 1068 – RM 217 – A bill for an act relating to eluding or attempting to elude a pursuing law enforcement vehicle, and providing penalties.

1 p.m. – SSB 1114 – RM 217 – A bill for an act relating to tort liability, including employer liability and noneconomic damages in civil actions involving commercial motor vehicles, and punitive or exemplary damages in civil actions generally.


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