The 2012 legislative session has made its way through the first funnel. Click below to see a list of bills that made it through.
Click the link below for a look inside the State House with Representative Walt Rogers. This Week Rogers gives you an inside look at the work of the pages, doormen, and a visit from the Vice President of China.
This week the Iowa House reached its first self-imposed deadline related to legislative action, commonly referred to as the “First Funnel.” For a policy bill to remain eligible for debate by the full House at some point later during the session, it must be approved by a House Committee before the end of the week or “First Funnel.” If a bill doesn’t survive the “First Funnel”, it is likely the issue is dead for the remainder of the year. This rule does not apply to budget bills or tax bills.
I’m pleased to report that numerous pro-jobs bills cleared the deadline.
The following pro-jobs bills remain alive after the first funnel:
House Approves Senate Changes to Supplemental Bill House Approves Senate Changes to SF 2071, Prison Supplemental Bill
On Tuesday, February 21, the House approved Senate File 2071, the FY 12 supplemental appropriations bill.
When the Senate initially approved the bill, $8.5 million was appropriated to the Department of Corrections. The bill also created a third round of funding available from the Mental Health Risk Pool ($5.0 million). The Senate approved the bill on February 1 on a 26-23 party-line vote.
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