Attached is a list and short description of bills that survived the first funnel. The list DOES NOT include bills which failed to achieve committee approval.
Funnel Week is Here!
We have reached the first funnel of the session. The legislative “funnel” is a deadline that requires House bills to be approved by at least one House committee to remain eligible for consideration, and vice versa in the Senate. It’s our way to winnow down the issues that have support and those that lack support.
School Funding Flexibility
This week, committee members worked tirelessly to pass priority legislation ahead of the first legislative funnel deadline. Legislative funnels were first enacted in the Iowa Legislature in 1979 as a bipartisan solution to keep session running on schedule, encourage members to work together on important issues, and help narrow the focus on which bills move through the entire legislative process.
- Iowa GOP says its ‘bold agenda’ mostly on track: SCJOURNAL
- Branstad: GOP bill returns workers comp to ‘original concept’: RADIOIOWA
- Iowa Democrats: Workers’ compensation bill ‘disturbing’: REGISTER
- Iowa bill banning abortion after 20 weeks survives legislative funnel: GAZETTE
- Medical marijuana among issues legislators rushing to address: RADIOIOWA
- Limited medical marijuana bill advances, but expansion proposal falters: REGISTER
- Republicans reverse course on reduced early voting: AP
- Bill to penalize cities, counties that fail to detain undocumented immigrants: RADIOIOWA
- Death penalty bill stalls; key backer aims for 2018: RADIOIOWA
- UI’s next move could be tuition hike: PRESSCITIZEN
- Grassley says Sessions recusal is right thing to do: WCFCOURIER
- Some schools already settled, others starting over as rules change for collective bargaining: DAILYNONPAREIL
- Libertarian Party earns political party status in Iowa: AP
- Survey: Economy in Iowa, Midwest is strong and growing: RADIOIOWA
- Dealing with Iowa’s deficient bridges could hurt budgets: Moody’s: GAZETTE
- Floyd County requiring CAFO applicants to appear at hearings: GLOBEGAZETTE