Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, March 8

HF 516 – Voter Integrity Act Bill Analysis

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, March 7

HF – 517 Firearms Omnibus Bill Analysis

HF – 372 Right Turns on Red Lights Bill Analysis

HF – 477 Hotel Motel Tax Bill Analysis

HF 396 – DHS Child Foster Care Bill Analysis

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2017 First Funnel Survivors

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.

2017 First Funnel Survivors

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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.

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School Funding Flexibility

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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.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 2, 2017

A new version of the March 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

Click the link below to view the PDF version:

Caucus Newsletter 3-2-17

In this edition:

  • Revenue Forecasts in Surrounding States Change, Provide No Clear Picture
  • House GOP Moves Forward on Flexibility for School Districts
  • After Listening to Iowans Concerns, Second Amendment Bill Amended in House Judiciary
  • House Transportation Committee Passes Bike Safety and Hands-Free Bills

All House Republican newsletter are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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Funnel Week Approaching

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Funnel Week Approaching

With funnel week fast approaching, committee work took the focus this week to make sure that key legislation continues to stay alive.  The legislative “funnel” is a rule that requires bills to receive approval from at least one committee to remain eligible for consideration.  If a bill fails to advance out of committee, it is considered dead until next session begins.  I’ll have more information on bills that survived the funnel in next week’s newsletter.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 23, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

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Caucus Newsletter 2-23-17

In this edition:

  • Budget Season Approaches
  • Bills on the Move in Education
  • Large Majority of Iowan’s Support Election Integrity Law
  • Veteran’s Trust Fund Assisting with Housing Needs
  • Water Quality Improvement Financing Measure Introduced

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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Rebalancing Iowa’s Outdated Collective Bargaining Law

Rep. Steve Holt gives his closing comments on House File 291, which will rebalance Iowa’s outdated law on collective bargaining:

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A Win for Taxpayers

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A Win for Taxpayers

Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws.  On Thursday afternoon, both the House and Senate passed House File 291 and sent it the Governor, where we expect him to sign the bill into law.

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