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Meet Our Members – Tom Sands

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Representative Tom Sands is currently serving his seventh term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 88th District which includes Columbus Junction, Wapello, and Mediapolis.

Rep. Sands is the Chairman of the Ways & Means committee and also serves on the Commerce, Ethics, and Legislative Council committees.

Tom was born on September 13, 1954 in Muscatine.  He grew up in Columbus Junction and graduated from Columbus Junction High School in 1972.  Following graduation, Tom attended Muscatine Community College.  Currently, Tom works as a banker, real estate appraiser, and owner of the family farm.

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Ways & Means Chair Sands Announces Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(DES MOINES) – Today Rep. Tom Sands (R-Wapello), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released information regarding the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday.  This year beginning at 12:01am, August 7, 2015 through midnight August 8, 2015, no sales tax will be collected on select clothing or footwear having a selling price of less than $100.00 per item.

All businesses open on August 7th and 8th are required to participate, though the holiday does not extend to Sunday.

“As the family budget is stretched thin, hopefully the tax free weekend relieves some burden on the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa,” said Rep. Sands.

For more information, Rep. Sands says to visit https://tax.iowa.gov/iowas-annual-sales-tax-holiday.

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April 12 – April 18

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House Speaker Announces Committee Chairs

(DES MOINES) – Monday, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) announced the standing and budget committee chairs for the eighty-sixth General Assembly which begins January 12, 2015.  They are as follows:

Standing Committees

  • Administrative Rules Review:  Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn)
  • Administration and Rules:  Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls)
  • Agriculture:  Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford)
  • Appropriations:  Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars)
  • Commerce:  Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines)
  • Economic Growth:  Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa (R-Council Bluffs)
  • Education:  Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City)
  • Environmental Protection:  Rep. Megan Jones (R-Sioux Rapids)
  • Ethics:  Rep. Rob Taylor (R-West Des Moines)
  • Government Oversight:  Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton)
  • Human Resources:  Rep. Linda Miller (R-Bettendorf)
  • International Relations:  Rep. Jake Highfill (R-Johnston)
  • Judiciary:  Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-Boone)
  • Labor:  Rep. Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia)
  • Local Government:  Rep. Kevin Koester (R-Ankeny)
  • Natural Resources:  Rep. Brian Moore (R-Bellevue)
  • Public Safety:  Rep. Clel Baudler (R-Greenfield)
  • State Government:  Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa)
  • Transportation:  Rep. Josh Byrnes (R-Osage)
  • Veterans Affairs:  Rep. Quentin Stanerson (R-Center Point)
  • Ways and Means:  Rep. Tom Sands (R-Wapello)

Appropriations Subcommittees:

  • Administration and Regulation:    Rep. John Landon (R-Ankeny)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources:  Rep. Jack Drake (R-Griswold)
  • Economic Development:  Rep. Dave Deyoe (R-Nevada)
  • Education:  Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mt. Ayr)
  • Health and Human Services:  Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant)
  • Justice Systems:  Rep. Gary Worthan (R-Storm Lake)
  • Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals:  Rep. Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia)
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