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Bill Watch: Week of January 11-15, 2021

Bill List as of  January 15, 2021      
Category Bill # Bill Explanation  Comments Registration Status
Day Care HF3 Permitting businesses new onsite daycare facilities or businesses expansion of existing onsite daycare facilities to qualify as projects under the high quality jobs program. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Economic Growth.  
Day Care HF6 Established a child care workforce state matching grant program and fund administered by the early childhood Iowa state board to award matching state grants to eligible communities. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Human Resources.  Subcommittee: Dolecheck, Andrews, and Ehlert.  1/13 Subcommittee recommends passage. Undecid.
Freedom of Speech HSB12 Judicial motions and causes of action arising from a person's participation in matters of public significance. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Hite, Bohannan and Westrich. 1/13 Subcommittee recommends passage.  
Health Care HF5 Expands the current rural health care forgivable loan program to include the regents or accredited private institutions. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Education.  1/13 Subcommittee: Bossman, Kerr and Winckler. Subcommittee meeting 1/19. Undecid.
K12 HF51 Creates a new and advanced opportunity program for students enrolled in public schools to take overload and dual credit courses to be able to graduate early.  Allows for scholarships and funding to pay for credit bearing exams and certifications. 1/14 Introduced, referred to Education. Undecid.
Operations HSB28 Restricts public agency disclosure of and access to certain personal information related to tax-exempt organizations.  Senate companion bill SSB1036. 1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Lohse, Bohannan, and Wheeler. Subcommittee meeting 1/19 Undecid.
Operations HSB36 Prohibiting conduct by athlete agents and making penalties applicable.  1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary.  Subcommittee: Osmundson, Bohannan, and Kaufmann. Undecid.
Operations SF69 Requires that contractors provide information about persons performing construction work on certain public improvement projects to the labor commission. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Labor and Business Relations. 1/13 Subcommittee: Brown, J. Taylor, and T. Taylor. Undecid.
Operations SSB1018 Construction manager-at-risk commercial construction alternative delivery method and prohibiting certain other alternative delivery methods in the public sector. 1/12 Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/14 Subcommittee: Smith, R., Bisignano, and Goodwin.  
Operations SSB1029 Provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on pregnancy or childbirth. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Labor and Business Relations. Subcommittee: Driscoll, Boulton, and Brown. Undecid.
Operations SSB1036 Restricts public agency disclosure of and access to certain personal information related to tax-exempt organizations.  Senate companion bill HSB28. 1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Johnson, Bolkcom, and Shipley. Undecid.
Operations SSB1039 Prohibiting conduct by athlete agents and making penalties applicable.  1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Undecid.
Tax Credit HF12 Creates the Iowa job training tax credit program for registered apprenticeship participants. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Economic Growth.  
Tax Credits HF36 Provides for the future repeal of certain tax credits. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means.  1/13 Subcommittee: Dawson, Goodwin, and Quirmbach.  
Tax Credits HSB1 Tax credits awarded by the economic development authority for specific capital contributions made to certified rural business growth funds for investment in qualified businesses. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means.  Subcommittee: Lohse, Gjerde, and Nordman.  
Tenure HF49 Prohibits tenure at institutions of higher learning. 1/13 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/14 Subcommittee: Wheeler, Mascher, and Wills. Undecid.
Tenure SF41 Prohibits tenure at public postsecondary institutions. 1/11 Introduced, referred to Education.  1/13 Subcommittee: Carlin, Quirmbach, and Rozenboom. Undecid.
Weapons SF30 Relates to certain individuals being able to carry weapons on school property. 1/11 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. 1/12 Subcommittee: Dawson, Johnson, and Kinney. Undecid.
Prefiled        
Administration 1024DP Amends the definition of a meeting that is subject to open meetings statute; provide clarification of reasonable notice for a meeting. Iowa Public Information Board Bill  
Administration 1025DP Filing complaints with Public Information Board.  Expands filing time period to 90 days. Iowa Public Information Board Bill  
Licensure 1280DP Renewal of CLD licenses without examination. DOT Agency Bill  
Administration 1329DP Sales and Leases by Public Employees Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board Bill  
IWD 1356XD Removes from the nonvoting membership of the IWD Board a representative of the US Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. IWD Agency Bill  
Programming 1392XD Authorize a judge to appoint an uncertified court report for a period of up to one year. Judicial Branch Bill  
Programming 1415XD Provides an option for a student who is unable to meet all grade level proficiency requirements to enroll in a Dual Credit course. DE Agency bill  
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