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Caucus Staff Analysis – Monday, March 18

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:

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2013 Funnel Survivors

Funnel

With the first funnel over the House has narrowed down the bills that are still alive for consideration this session.

To see a list of the “Funnel Survivors” view the list below, organized by committee, of all bills that survived the first funnel in the House.

2013 First Funnel Survivors

 

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Notable Bill in Effect July 1, 2012

Notable Bills July 1 2012

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2012 First Funnel Survivors

The 2012 legislative session has made its way through the first funnel. Click below to see a list of bills that made it through.

2012 First Funnel Survivors

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Iowa Pheasant Population Continues to fall

Hunters planning on seeing increased pheasant population numbers this fall are likely to be disappointed. The Department of Natural Resources recently completed the statewide survey and it showed the Iowa pheasant population has fallen to a new all-time low, with a statewide average of 7 birds counted for each 30 mile route driven. The statewide average in 2010 was 11 birds per route.

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Honey Creek Resort Continues to Struggle

The financial report for Honey Creek Resort State Park for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 was released, and the results were not encouraging. The report lists of loss of net income before taxes of $1,497,701.

Virtually all areas within the operation budgets showed declines, with June 2011 numbers sharply off projections. Lodge revenue fell short in June as did Cottage revenue. Total food and beverage revenue was down in June and for the full fiscal year as well.

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Former Republican Lawmaker Chuck Gipp named Deputy Director of the Iowa DNR


Former Republican state lawmaker Chuck Gipp has been named deputy director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Gipp, whose hiring was announced Tuesday, served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1990 to 2008, and was majority leader from 2003 to 2007. The 63-year-old Gipp is currently administrator of the Soil Conservation Division for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Gipp, who lives in Decorah, will begin his new duties on Aug. 5.

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Omnibus Bill- Staff Analyses

Posted below is the analysis of the omnibus budget bill proposed by House Republicans. The current schedule for the bill is to have it go through committee on Monday June 6 and then be debated on the floor on Tuesday June 7.

Omnibus Bill for FY 2012–

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House Republicans Roll Out First Bill-Taxpayers First Act

House Republicans unveiled their plan for budget savings, the Taxpayers First Act.

To view full bill and staff analysis view links below:

Taxpayers First Act

Staff Analysis

“House Republicans campaigned on giving Iowans a seat at the table. This bill does just that,” said House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Garner).

The Taxpayers First Act will create a Taxpayer Relief Fund which will capture any budget surplus and direct it back to the taxpayer.

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2011 House Republican Committee Assignments

House Republican committee assignments are now assembled for 2011. Click the links below to view lists in PDF.

  • Assignments by Member
  • Assignments by Committee
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