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Bill Watch: Week of May 24-28, 2021

Bill List as of  May 28, 2021    
Category Bill # Bill Explanation  Comments
SENT TO GOVERNOR      
Appropriations SF592 Transportation, Infrastructure & Capitals 4/28 Passed Senate, yeas 48, nays 0. 5/6 Passed House, yeas 90 nays none. 
Appropriations HF871 Economic Development Appropriations 5/6 House passes as amended 54-36. Goes to the Senate. 5/7 Attached to similar SF 595. 5/6 Passed House.  5/18 Passed Senate. Sent to Governor.
Appropriations HF868 Education Appropriations 4/8 Approps Education Subcommittee meeting. 4/12 Committee approved 15-0. Amendment H-1422 filed. 5/6 House passed as amended 51-37. Goes to the Senate. 5/7Attached to similar SF 596. 5/18 Amended and Passed Senate.  Concurred & Passed House.  Sent to Governor.
Appropriations HF891 Health & Human Services 4/28 Placed on calendar. 5/7 Amendments filed. 5/17 Amended and passed House. Passed Senate.  Sent to Governor.
Appropriations HF861 Justice Systems 4/7 Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar. 4/12 Amendment filed. 5/17 Amended and Passed House.  5/18 Passed Senate.  Sent to Governor.
Appropriations HF862 RIIF 4/7 Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar. 5/6 House passed 55-35. Goes to the Senate. 5/7 Attached to similar SF 600. 5/18 Amended and passed Senate.  Concurred and Amended by the House. Concurred and Passed the Senate.  Sent to the Governor.
Appropriations SF615 Standings Appropriations 4/26 Introduced, referred to Appropriations. 4/27 Committee approved 13-8. 5/19 Amended and Passed the Senate. Concurred and Amended by the House.  Sent to the Governor.
Elections SF568 (Previously SSB1237) Election Law Changes. 3/4 Committee report approving bill. 3/17 Amendment S-3076 filed, adopted. Passed Senate, yeas 30, nays 17. Messaged to House. 3/24 Introduced, referred to State Government. 3/25 Subcommittee: Kaufmann, Bloomingdale, and Hunter. 3/30 Subcommittee Meeting. 3/31 Committee report, recommending passage. 4/8 Placed on calendar under unfinished business. 5/19 Passed House, yeas 54 nays 33. Passed Senate, yeas 29, nays 17. Sent to the Governor. 
Freedom of Speech HF802 (Previously HSB258) Establishes requirements for training on racism and sexism in schools, including prohibiting teaching that Iowa is fundamentally racist or sexist. 3/30 Committee report, recommending passage, 8-5.  An amendment will be introduced during debate. 3/30 Committee report, recommending passage. 4/8 Placed on calendar under unfinished business. 4/28 Senate approved 30-18, with amendment S3176. Messaged to House. 5/6 Passed House, as amended, yeas 53 nays 35. Sent to the Governor.
Operations HF644 (Previously HF375) Registration of postsecondary schools with the College Student Aid Commission. 3/24 Subcommittee Meeting. 3/30 Committee report, recommending passage, 13-0. 4/8 Placed on calendar under unfinished business. 5/5 Amendment S-3199 filed. 5/24 Signed by speaker and president and sent to the Governor.
Programming HF857 (Previously HF787 and HF670) Establishing a taskforce to the feasibility of establishing an artisanal butchery program.  4/2 Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar. 4/13 Passed House, yeas 91 nays none. 4/14 Read first time, passed on file. 4/21 Referred to Appropriations. 4/27 Approved 21-0. 5/17 Passed Senate, yeas 48, nays 0, with amendment S3229. Passed House, yeas 88 nays none. Sent to Governor. 5/17 Amended and Passed Senate, yeas 45, nays 0. 5/18 Passed House, yeas 90 nays none. Sent to the Governor.
Taxes SF619 Tax Omnibus.                                                          Addressed tx changes including phase out of backfill, which will now go into affect FY2023 over a five year period. 5/17 Passed Senate, yeas 29, nays. 5/18 Passed House, yeas 64 nays 28. Sent to the Governor.
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR    
Apprenticeship HF559 (Previously HSB202) Requires 100 hours of contact work between the apprentice and lead sponsor. Attached to companion SF 484 4/12 Governor Signed
Apprenticeship SF424 (Previously SSB1149) Requires 100 hours of contact work between an apprentice and the lead sponsor in order to qualify for EDA assistance. 5/20 Governor Signed.
Appropriations HF867 Administration & Regulation Appropriations  Includes funds for Broadband grants. 4/21 Passed House, yeas 55 nays 37. 4/22 Read first time, attached to similar SF594. 2/28 Passed Senate, yeas 47, nays 0. Governor signed.
Freedom of Speech HF744 (Previously HSB237) Requires the Regents to develop materials and procedures to ensure that the employees responsible for supervising various kinds of student activities understand the policies and duties of the university regarding free speech. 5/20 Governor signed.
K12 HF308 Senior Year Plus 3/8 Governor Signed
K12 HF847 (Previously HF808) Relating to educational programs, funding, tax credits and deductions, open enrollment, supplementary weighting. Section V addresses work-based learning coordinators. Amended to include provision regarding mask wearing. 5/20 Governor signed.
Licensure HF280 (Previously HSB99) Renewal of CDL licenses without examination. (Companion bill SF318). 3/21 Governor Signed
Operations HF889 Prohibition of the mandatory disclosure of whether a person has received a vaccination for COVID-19. 5/20 Governor Signed.
Programming HF433 (Previously HSB78) Authorize a judge to appoint an uncertified court report for a period of up to one year.  4/30 Signed by the Governor.
Programming SF546 Private instruction of driver's education. 5/10 Governor Signed.
Weapons HF756 Relating to the acquisition and possession of weapons. 4/2 Governor Signed
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