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First Funnel Survivors

FunnelAttached is a list of bills that survived the first funnel in the House.  If a bill is not on this list, it did not survive the funnel.

2014 First Funnel Survivors

 

 

 

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Public Retirement Systems Committee to Meet Tomorrow

In accordance with Iowa Code §97D.4, the committee will review and evaluate all public retirement systems in place in Iowa, including the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS), the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa (Iowa Code chapter 411), the Department of Public Safety Peace Officers’ Retirement System (PORS), and the Judicial Retirement System. The committee typically meets during the legislative interim of odd-numbered years.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at 9:00 am in Room 103 at the Iowa State Capitol.

Click here to see the committee’s membership.

Click here to see the committee’s agenda.

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Public Retirement Systems Committee Meets Today

In accordance with Iowa Code §97D.4, review and evaluate all public retirement systems in place in Iowa, including the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS), the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa (Iowa Code chapter 411), the Department of Public Safety Peace Officers’ Retirement System (PORS), and the Judicial Retirement System. The committee typically meets during the legislative interim of odd-numbered years.

The committee will meet at 9:30 am in Room 116 of the State Capitol building.

Click here to see the committee membership.

Click here to view the committee’s agenda.

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State Government Efficiency Review Committee Meets Today

The State Government Efficiency Review Committee is required to meet, as directed by the Legislative Council, every two years to review state government organization and efficiency options and receive state government efficiency suggestions offered by the public and public employees.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 am, in Room 103 at the State Capitol.

Click here to view the committee membership.

Click here to view the committee’s agenda.

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Branstad Sets House District 33 Special Election for October 22, 2013

Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Friday set the House District 33 special election for Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

The election is needed to fill the seat of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who resigned effective August 15, 2013.

House District 33 encompasses portions of Polk County.

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Notable Bills Effective July 1, 2013

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1st.

Click here to see a PDF version of this list.

Appropriations

Items of Note Going into Effect on July 1 in Senate File 452:

Iowa Tuition Grants The state will increase the maximum amount a student at Iowa’s private colleges and universities can receive from $4000 to $5000 per year.

Training for Certain Community-based Care Training for providers of Medicaid-funded in-home and community-based care will be covered by Medicaid as a direct cost for the first time.  Previously, care providers had to absorb the cost of training.

Sex Offender Exclusion Zone State law will make it illegal for a sex offender to operate, manage, be employed by, or act as a contractor or volunteer at a business that operates an ice cream truck.

School Employee Background Checks Iowa law will now require all school employees to undergo a check of the sex offender registry, child abuse registry, and the dependent adult abuse registry prior to being hired.  For current employees, the section requires a school district to establish a policy which would require these employees to undergo the record check at least every five years after their date of hire.

If a current employee is found to be on one of the registries, that would be grounds for suspension pending a termination hearing by the school board.

Motor Vehicle Fee Equity For new electric cars titled with the state on or after July 1, the registration fee shall be based as it is for all other vehicle types, on the gross weight of the car.  This replaces the flat $25 annual fee that was previous law.

State Support for the Iowa Special OIympics The state will increase its financial support for this program from $50,000 to $100,000 annually.

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2013 End of Session Report

The following is the House Republican Caucus Staff’s end of session report:

2013 End of Session Report

*Note:  All information is current as of May 22, 2013

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 24

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

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 23

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

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Monday, April 8

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

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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