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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- Iowa Legislature passes ‘drama-free’ funnel deadline: QC TIMES
- Effort to ban newest varieties of synthetic marijuana: RADIO IOWA
- Low-demand programs at risk amid university budget woes: REGISTER
- UNI president announces more cuts: RADIO IOWA
- Election spending, dog racing among stalled bills: REGISTER
- Would Des Moines Air Guard unit be best served by a new direction?: REGISTER
- Iowa court won’t delay casino inquiry case: QC TIMES
- Iowa Senate panel hears arguments for, against online schools: REGISTER
- Johnson County places cost for justice center at $48.1M: GAZETTE
- Court, Congress should avoid showdown: REGISTER
- Group aims to connect seniors to broadband: GAZETTE
- Lawmakers: More discussion needed on plan to close UNI: WCF COURIER
- Tax-supported Iowa City group closes meetings to public: GAZETTE
- Capitol digest: GLOBEGAZETTE
- C. Vilsack supports Keystone Pipeline: SCJOURNAL