Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – February 20, 2018

House File 2197 (HSB 536) – Third-Party CDL Testers

House File 2199 (HSB 507) – Skimming Devices

House File 2340 – Fence Viewer Conflict of Interest Unfeasible Fencelines

House File 2370 – Post Adoption Services

House File 2302 (HF 2158) – Rescue Vehicles

House File 2286 (HSB 596) – Time of Sale

House File 2175 (HSB 544) – Life Insurance Investment in Mezzanine Loans

House File 2239 (HSB 584) – Securities and Regulated Industries

House File 2383 (HSB659)

House File 2281 – Confinement Animal Feeding Fish per Animal

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 15, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 2-15-18

In this edition:

  • State Expected to Take in More Revenue, Thanks to Federal Tax Cut
  • Commerce Committee Advances Affordable Health Plan Option
  • House Committee Approves Education Priorities
  • House Republicans Take the Lead on Opioid and Mental Health Legislation
  • State Government Committee Approves Insurance for Spouse and Children of Fallen Officer

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 8, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 2-8-18

In this edition:

  • State Revenue Up in January
  • Legislature Votes to Increase School Funding by $32 Million
  • How Much Does it Cost to Clear Iowa Roads?
  • State Government Committee Update

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, February 7, 2018

HF 2230 – FY19 Supplemental State Aid

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 1, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 2-1-18

In this week’s edition:

  • House Republicans Introduce Education Priorities
  • Education Report: Teacher Salaries Up, Number of Teachers Increase
  • Mental Health Regions Continue to Maintain Strong Fund Balances
  • Utility Companies to Pass Along Tax Reform Savings to Consumers

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 25, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 1-25-18

In this edition:

  • Are Higher Taxes the Answer to State Revenue Problems? Not So Far For Three States
  • Social Studies Requirements in Our Schools
  • Congress Passes 6-Year Funding for Hawk-I program
  • Traffic Camera Ban Passes Committee

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 18, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 1-18-18

In this edition:

  • House Republicans Tout Strength of IPERS
  • Legislatures Around the Midwest Convene, start to deal with Budget Issues
  • 3,967 Computer Jobs Currently Open in Iowa
  • Supreme Court to Finally Tackle Online Sales Tax Issue

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 11, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 1-11-18

In this edition:

  • Governor Reynolds Reveals Budget Proposal for FY 2019
  • Governor Establishes Education Priorities
  • Federal Rule Change Expands Access to Association Plans
  • Opioid Epidemic Evaluation Study Committee Releases Report
  • Condition of the State – Tax Plans Highlights
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Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Welcome back to the Iowa House!

It has been 262 days since we adjourned the 2017 session. Normally, that would sound like a long time, but today it sure feels short.

In those 262 days, we have done exactly what was intended of this citizen legislature. We went home to our families, we went to work and we spent time with our communities.  Most importantly, we spent time listening.

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Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Thank you Madam Speaker.

Madam Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. It is my great honor to welcome you back to the Statehouse as we continue the historic work of the 87th General Assembly.

With the first day of each session comes excitement and anticipation.  But, this year, it also comes with reflection as we remember two of our members whom we will greatly miss – Representative Greg Forristall and Representative Curt Hanson.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their families and may we never forget their honorable service to our great state.

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