Smart Sentencing Reform

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Smart Sentencing Reform

As we approach the second legislative funnel and enter the final weeks of session, the House continues work on priority legislation and the budget. This week, we passed a number of bills including HF 548 which improves stroke care by establishing a centralized database for stroke reporting. We also passed HF 571 to protect Iowans’ privacy by making 911 calls involving a minor or sensitive medical information, confidential. Another important bill I want to touch on is HF 579 which makes smart, cost-saving reforms to our criminal justice system by removing mandatory minimums for several non-violent offenses.

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Broadening the Conversation

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Broadening the Conversation

Only about three weeks remain for this year’s session so our focus will soon turn to the state budget.  Budget chairs have already begun their work reviewing the various programs and line items in their budgets.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 23, 2017

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

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Caucus Newsletter 3-23-17

In this edition:

  • House Gives Okay to Responsible Livestock Bill
  • Iowa STEM Apprenticeship Partners
  • House Passes Criminal Justice Sentencing Reform and Statute of Repose
  • Fantasy Sports Betting Bill Clears Committee

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.

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Opportunities and Challlenges

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Opportunities and Challenges

Our work to enact policies that move Iowa forward continued this week as we spent many hours on the floor in debate.  We passed several bills this week that will benefit the majority of Iowans and make our state a great place to raise a family or grow a business.  Here are a few of the highlights:

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, March 15

HF 563 – Student Athlete Concussions

HF 564 – School District Fund Uses

HF 565 – School District Flexibility Fund

 

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, March 16

HF518 – Workers’ comp Bill Analysis

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 16, 2017

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

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Caucus Newsletter 3-16-17

In this edition:

  • Revenue Estimating Conference Lowers Revenue Forecast for FY17 and FY18
  • House Appropriations Committee Starts Work on Limiting Tax Credit Expenditures
  • New Results Show Reading Improvements for Struggling Readers
  • House Republicans Continue the Fight against Synthetic Drugs

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

 

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Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

(DES MOINES) – Today Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford)Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Revenue Estimating Conference’s latest revenue projections:

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Protecting Iowa’s Election Integrity

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Protecting Iowa’s Election Integrity

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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Acting Boldly

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Acting Boldly

We had a great week in the Iowa Legislature this week.  We continue to act boldly, passing positive reforms and getting the important work of Iowans done.  We’re keeping our promise to Iowa voters to shake things up in Des Moines and challenge the status quo.

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