Senate Subcommittee Meetings:

SSB 1003: This bill relates to the requirements for a certification of trust. Under current law, the certification of trust must contain a statement that hit is being signed by all of the currently acting trustees of the trust. Under the bill, the certification of trust must be signed by an acting trustee or the attorney for an acting trustee. The bill applies to certifications of trust signed on and after July 1, 2019.

The subcommittee will be heard by Senators Jake Chapman, Rob Hogg and Tom Shipley.
As of late Wednesday night, the Iowa State Bar Association registered for the bill. There were no other lobbyist declarations.

SSB 1009: This bill establishes the criminal offense of assault by threat of a targeted attack and provides penalties. Any person who threatens to cause serious injury or death to persons assembled in a public place, school building, or any occupied structure other than a single-family residence which thereby places such persons in reasonable apprehension of serious injury or death, or who threatens to commit such an act under circumstances raising a reasonable exception that the threat will be carried out, commits a class D felony.

The bill defines “public place” as an indoor or outdoor area, whether privately or publicly owned, to which the public has access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, whether by payment of money or not, but not a place when used exclusively by one or more individuals for a private gathering or other personal purpose.”

The subcommittee will be heard by Senators Jake Chapman, Kevin Kinney and Tom Shipley.
The Iowa Fraternal Order of Police and Iowa State Bar Association have declared undecided on the bill. The Iowa County Attorneys Association registered for the bill.

SF 7: Senate File 7 was proposed by Sen. Kevin Kinney.

This bill relates 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.

A person who goes armed with, carries, or transports a firearm on the grounds of a school in violation of Code section 724.48 commits a class D felony. A class D felony is punishable by confinement for no more than five years and a fine of at least $750 but not more than $7,500.

The subcommittee will be heard by Senators Kevin Kinney, Amy Sinclair and Jake Chapman.

The lobbyists for the Iowa State Reserve Law Officers Association registered for the bill. Four other groups — Iowa Fraternal Order of Police, Iowa Conference of United Methodist Church, Iowa Association of School Boards, and Iowa State Police Association are all undecided.