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COVID-19

SF2338

Non-Economic Damages & Expenses                           Limited liability regarding recoverable damages and provides exemption language (safe harbor) of individuals/organizations from litigation if have consistently followed the any federal or state guidance related to COVID-19.

2/19 Introduced in the Senate and placed on the calendar under Rule 28.  2/25 Passed Senate 30-20.  3/3/ House referred to Commerce Committee.  6/5 Pass House 52-44, amended. Returned to the Senate. 6/10 Senate passed 31-18.  Sent to the Governor.

 

 

 

 

Elections

HF2486

This was originally a bill regarding County Seals but was amended in the Senate to make significant changes to voting through absentee ballots and to limit the power of the Secretary of State during a declared state of emergency.

1/15 Introduced in the House and referred to Local Government.     2/20 Placed on the calendar.  3/4 Passed House 97-0.  Sent to Senate, referred to State Government.        6/10 Passed Senate 30-19 with amendments.  Returned to the House.  6/11 House concurred and passed 95-2 , as amended H-8260. Returned to the Senate.  6/14 Passed Senate 31-16.  Sent to Governor.

 

 

 

 

Finance

SSB3126

Making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the RIIF and technology reinvestment fund.  (Filed by the Governor's Office.)

2/6 Introduced, referred to Appropriations. Subcommittee: Breitbach, Bolkcom, and Kraayenbrink.

 

 

 

 

Future Ready Iowa

HF2643 (Formerly  HF2384, Formerly HSB607        See Companion bill SF2414

Makes changes to the 2018 Future Ready Iowa Act: Apprenticeships, Childcare, Workforce HS Diplomas; K12 Computer Science requirements, Work-based learning coordinators, and the elimination of the cap on Concurrent Enrollments.

2/13 Introduced and referred to Appropriations.  3/5 Subcommittee Meeting.  6/4 House Appropriations Committee voted to approve amendment H-4014. 6/10 House passed 97-0 with amendment H8241.       Bill sent to the Senate.  6/11 Passed Senate 49-0 with amendment S-5141.  Returned to the House.  6/12 House passed 97-0.  Sent to the Governor.

Future Ready Iowa

SF2414 (Formerly SF2313, Formerly   SSB3077) See Companion bill HF2643)

Makes changes to the 2018 Future Ready Iowa Act: Apprenticeships, Childcare, Workforce HS Diplomas; K12 Computer Science requirements, Work-based learning coordinators, and the elimination of the cap on Concurrent Enrollments.  Amendment S-4006 retains the alternative option for completing an Adult High School Diploma, eliminates the work-based learning coordinator, fixes the 19-year old eligibility issue but does not allow it to be effective till 2022, and does not fix the 23-hour Concurrent Enrollment Rule.

Proposed by Governor Reynolds. Introduced and referred to Commerce on 1/27. Re-Assigned to Senate  Commerce Subcommittee: Sinclair, Breitbach, Koelker, Mathis and Quirmbach on 1/30. Passed out of the Senate and House Subcommittees on 2/6. 2/18 Approved 17-0. 2/23 Referred to Appropriations.  3/3 Subcommittee: Sinclair, Breitbach, and Mathis, approved.   6/4 Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve amendment S-4006.  On Senate Debate Calendar.     6/11 SF2414 was withdrawn and replaced with HF2629. 

 

 

 

 

Health

SF2268 Formerly SSB3016 (Companion bill HF2588)

Smoking/Vaping Age raised to 21.

Introduced on 1/15 and referred to Senate State Government Subcommittee of Cournoyer, Celsi, and R.  Smith. Subcommittee meeting on 1/21; recommends passage. 2/13 Committee report approving bill,. 3/4 Passed Senate 43-6. Sent to the House. 3/11 Read first time, passed on file.  6/11 Fiscal Note - LSB5507SV.  House passed 98-0.  Sent to Governor.

Human Resources

SF2306 (Formerly  SSB3027)

Injunctions issues to employers for certain violations of the state's unemployment insurance law.

Filed by IWD on 1/15. Senate Labor & Business Relations Subcommittee:  Brown, Carlin & Dotzler. 2/13 Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/18 placed on calendar; committee report, approving bill. 2/26 attached to companion HF2364.  6/10 Withdrawn.  Substituted with HF2364.  Passed 50-0.  Sent to Governor.

 

 

 

 

K12

HF2443

Relating to the eligibility requirements and assessments for students under the senior year plus program (Filed by DE).

2/19 introduced, placed on calendar  House passed the bill 98-0.  It now goes to the Senate. 3/3 Read first time, referred to Education. 3/4 Subcommittee: Sinclair, Behn, and J. Smith. 3/12 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage.  6/3 Senate Education met and discussed amendment that will be introduced during floor debate.  HF2443 will be placed on the Senate debate calendar.  6/10 Senate passed 49-0 with amendment S-5118.  Returned to the House.  No further action.

K12

SF2310

Ends the state On-line Initiative and authorizes the AEAs, in collaboration with other schools and AEAs to offer on-line classes.  Makes changes to the duties of the State BOE and DOW.  Requires AEA classes to meet established standards.  Requires schools to pay AEAs for the on-line coursework.  Allows the DOE to waive requirements for additional subjects to be offered by school districts for up to one school year.   Amendment S5025 - Allows the DOE to waive the requirements for two additional subjects without the one school year limited (Adopted).                                                                                                                H-8245 Requires schools to report on COVID-19 savings to the DOE on school building closures and other measures.  H- 8252 helps to align online learning initiatives to meet many in person delivery requirements such as length of instructional time, truancy, assessments, and COVID-19 related requirements.

2/18 Introduced, placed on calendar, under Rule 28. 2/17 - Passed Senate, yeas 49, nays 0.  Sent to the House. 3/4 Subcommittee: Moore, T., Gassman and Kurth. Subcommittee meeting on 3/10. Subcommittee meeting on 3/11. 6/10 House approved 96-6 with amendments H-8240, H-8245 and H-8252.  Bill returns to the Senate.  6/10 Passed the House 92-6 with amendments.  Returned to the Senate.  6/13 Senate passed 49-0 with amendment H-8313.  House passed 95-0.  Sent to the Governor.

 

 

 

 

Operations

SF2400 (Previously SF226)

Broadband service, the empower broadband grant funds, and others.  (Companion bill HF2459).

2/13 Introduced, placed on calendar, under Rule 28. 2/25 Referred to Appropriations. Subcommittee: Miller-Meeks, Lofgren, and Mathis. 3/3 Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 2400. 3/11 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage.  6/10 House approved 57-40.  Senate approved 37-13.  Sent to the Governor.

Operations

HF2627 (Replaces SF2418     Formerly SF2393  Formerly SF2114)

Granting of professional licenses, certificates, and registrations licensed in other states.

2/24 introduced and placed on calendar under Rule 28; committee report approving bill. 2/25 referred to Ways and Means. 2/27 assigned to subcommittee of Brown, Dotzler, and R. Smith. 3/4 subcommittee meeting; recommends amendment and passage.  6/11 Committee suggests passage.  6/12 House passed 62-35.  6/13 Senate 32-17.  Sent to the Governor.

 

 

 

 

Programming/Students

SF2310  (Formerly SF2004)

Iowa Learning Online Initiative   Creates a standing appropriation of $500,000 for the on-line learning initiative and requires the initiative to include a Chinese language option for high school students.

Education Subcommittee: Kraayenbrink, Cournoyer & Wahls on 1/14. Subcommittee meeting on 1/22. 2/13 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage.  Committee amended and passed 11-3. 2/18  Introduced, placed on calendar, under Rule 28. 3/3 Referred to Senate Education.  Subcommittee: Moore, T., Gassman and Kurth. 3/10 Subcommittee Meeting.   6/10 Passed House with amendments 92-6.  Returned to the Senate.  Fiscal Note - LSB5150SV.  6/13 Senate passed 49-0 with amendment H-8313.  House passed 92-0.  Sent to the Governor.

 

 

   

Social Justice

HF2647

An act relating to peace officers, including the certification, training, and prosecution of peace officers and the use of chokeholds by peace officers, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

6/11 Passed House 98-0.    6/11 Passed Senate 49-0. 6/11 Sent to the Governor.

 

 

 

 

Tax Related

HF2641

State taxation and related laws of the state and other.  (Filed by the Iowa Department of Revenue)

2/18 Subcommittee: Hite, Mitchell and Kurth. 2/26 Subcommittee. 3/3 Subcommittee recommends passage.  6/13 Passed Senate 45-2.  6/14 Passed House 75-17.  Sent to the Governor.

 

 

 

 

Weapons

HF2502

Prohibits cities and counties requirement shooting ranges from complying with any conditions stricter than state law.  Includes firearm attachments in the prohibition against local gun ordinances.  Prohibits cities and counties from enacting ordinances regulating the storage of weapons and ammo and makes any such ordinances void.  Allows cities and counties to prohibit weapons in a courthouse or joint-facility unenforceable unless it applies only to a courtroom or court office.

1/27 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Passed House, yeas 52, nays 44.  Sent to the Senate. 2/27 Senate read first time, referred to Judiciary. 3/2 Subcommittee: Schultz, Bisignano, and Whiting. 3/4 Subcommittee meeting.3/9 Committee report, recommending passage.  6/4 Passed Senate 32-17.  Sent to Governor.

SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR

 

 

Health

HF2267 (Formerly SF2233 and SSB3069) 

Regulations regarding dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Introduced and referred to State Government 1/23.  Assigned to Subcommittee: Chapman, Bisignano, and Miller-Meeks on 1/23.  Subcommittee Meeting on 02/05. 2/11 Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 2233. Signed by the Governor.

Financial Aid

SF2118  (formerly (SF2011)

Loan repayment for refinanced student loans under the rural physician loan repayment program, the health care professional recruitment program, and the health care loan repayment program.

1/29 Introduced and placed on calendar under Rule 28; committee report approving bill.  3/4 Passed House, yeas 96, nays 1. Sent to the Governor for signature. 3/12 Signed by Governor.

K12

SF2142 (Formerly SSB3096)

Establishes a state percent of growth and the categorical state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2020.

Introduced and referred to Senate Education on 1/29.  Subcommittee: Sinclair, Kraayenbrink, and Quirmbach.  Subcommittee Meeting: 01/30. Placed on calendar and committee approving bill on 2/4. Passed Senate: yeas 31, nays 17. Introduced and passed on file. Amendment H-8011 adopted. Passed House: yeas 52, nays 48. 3/3 Passed Senate 31- 17.  3/4 Passed House 51-46. Sent to Governor for signature. 3/12 Signed by Governor

K12

SF2144

Supplemental Appropriations

Governor signed 2/13.

K12

SF2164 (Formerly SSB3097)

Modifies the provisions related to the regular program state cost per pupil and appropriations to the transportation equity fund.

Introduced and referred to Senate Education on 1/29.  Subcommittee: Sinclair, Kraayenbrink, and Quirmbach.  Subcommittee Meeting: 01/30 Passed out of Education and placed on Calendar on 2/4. 2/11 Passed House, yeas 52, nays 48.  Sent to the Senate.  Approved by the Senate.  Governor signed 2/25.

Faculty/ Staff

HF2454

A bill for an act relating to qualifications for community college career and technical education instructors.

2/19 Introduced, placed on calendar. 3/3  Passed House 98-0.  Messaged to Senate. Read first time, attached to companion SF 2154.  3/11 Passed Senate 46-0.  Governor signed 6/1.

Faculty/ Staff

SF2082 (formerly SSB3018)

A bill for an act relating to matters involving the state board of education and the department of education to reflect current practices, technology, and titles, to delete redundancies, and to resolve inconsistencies.

On 1/22 subcommittee recommends amendment and passage DE bill. On 1/22 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage.  Voted out of Senate Education Committee as SF2082 on 1/23. Passed out of the Senate on 2/6. Read and referred to Education on 2/7. Assigned to subcommittee of Wheeler, Shipley, and Steckman. Subcommittee meeting on 2/12.  Committee passed 22-0. 3/11 Passed House 98-0. Governor signed 6/1.

Operations

SF2299

Relating to background checks for employees and students of certain facilities, providers, programs, and agencies.  (Companion bill HF2435).

2/18 Human Services Committee report, approving bill. 2/24 Passed Senate, yeas 50, nays 0.  Sent to House. 3/10 Passed House 100-0. Sent to the Governor.                              6/1 Signed by Governor.

 

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