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Bill Watch: Week of January 25-29

Bill List as of  January 29, 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. 1/20 Subcommittee: Thompson, Bradley and Judge. 1/25 Subcommittee passes 2 to 1.  
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.  1/19 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referred to Education.  1/13 Subcommittee: Bossman, Kerr and Winckler. 1/19 Subcommittee recommends passage. 1/27 Withdrawn Undecid.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. 1/19 Subcommittee: Wills, Donahue and Stone.  1/21 Subcommittee meeting.  1/21 Subcommittee recommends passage. Undecid.
K12 HSB110 Senior Year Plus.  Provides an option for a student who is unable to meet all grade level proficiency requirements to enroll in a Dual Credit course.  Companion bill to SSB1077. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. Subcommittee: Sorensen, Dolecheck and Mascher. 1/27 Subcommittee recommends passage. 1/28 Education Committee approved; 22 yea, 0 nay.  Moves to debate calendar.  
K12 SF127 Savings grant program for students attending a nonpublic school. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/27 Subcommittee: Carlin, Celsi, and Zaun.  
K12 SF128 Savings grant program for students attending a nonpublic school. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/27 Subcommittee: Carlin, Celsi, and Zaun.  
K12 SF159 (Prev. SSB1065) Proposes Student First Scholarship Program for non-public students; Provisions for Charter Schools; Addresses Diversity in Open Enrollment plans; Electronic Records; and Tuition Credits. 1/20 Introduced, referred to Education. Subcommittee: Sinclair, Quirmbach, and Zaun.  1/27 Subcommittee recommends passage. Referred to Appropriations. 1/28 Senate approves 26 yea, 21 nays; immediate passage. Undecid.
K12 SSB1077 Senior Year Plus.  Provides an option for a student who is unable to meet all grade level proficiency requirements to enroll in a Dual Credit course.  Companion bill to HSB110. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. Subcommittee: Sinclair, Smith, J., and Taylor, J. Subcommittee Meeting: 02/01/2021 12:30PM RM 111 Undecid.
Licensure HSB99 Renewal of CLD licenses without examination. 1/20 Introduced, referred to Transportation.  Subcommittee: Mommsen, Meyer, B. and Siegrist. 1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage.  
Operations HF204 Off-Campus Student/Staff Behavior.  Prohibits postsecondary institutions from requiring students or staff to wear masks or to socially-distance when off-campus. 1/25 Introduced, referred to Education.  
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 1/20. 1/21 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. Undecid.
Operations HSB36 Prohibiting conduct by athlete agents and making penalties applicable.  1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary.  Subcommittee: Osmundson, Bohannan, and Kaufmann. 1/19 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. Undecid.
Operations HSB131 Bill relating to conflicts of interest of certain state officials and employees resulting from service on boards of director of certain organizations. 1/25 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Boden, Bohannan and Jones.  
Operations HSB162 Prohibit community colleges and Regents from requiring students and staff to wear masks or social distance when off-campus. 1/28 Introduced, referred to State Government.  Subcommittee: Mitchell, Bohannan and Nordman.  
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. Subcommittee Meeting: 02/03/2021 8:00AM RM 24A. Undecid.
Operations SF105 Sexual exploitation of student with disabilities. 1/20 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. 1/25 Subcommittee: Taylor, J., Johnson, and Petersen.  
Operations SF183 (Prev 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. Subcommittee Meeting: 01/20/2021. Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 183.  
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. Subcommittee Meeting: 01/21/2021. 1/21 Subcommittee reassigned: Driscoll, Boulton, and Whiting. 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. 1/27 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. Undecid.
Operations SSB1039 Prohibiting conduct by athlete agents and making penalties applicable.  1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. 1/19 Subcommittee: Johnson, Boulton, and Reichman. Undecid.
Operations SSB1046 Relating to the operation of state government, including the review of state boards, the regulation of professions and occupations, and investigations conducted by state boards. 1/19 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Whiting, Jochum, and Smith, R. Subcommittee Meeting: 02/03/2021 10:00AM 217 Conference Room.  
Programming HF132 Relating to online continuing education courses for maintaining a professional license. 1/21 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Lundgren, Donahue and Jones. 1/27 Subcommittee.  
Programming HF133 Relating to the extension of deadline to satisfy continuing education requirements in certain professions. 1/21 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Mascher, Gjerde and Lundgren.  Subcommittee Meeting: 01/28/2021 7:30AM RM 19.  
Programming HF222 Reduction of funding based on curriculum used for history instruction. 1/27 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/28 Subcommittee: Wheeler, Salmon and Smith.  
Programming HSB78 Authorize a judge to appoint an uncertified court report for a period of up to one year. 1/19 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Osmundson, Kaufmann and Wilburn. Subcommittee Meeting: 1/26; recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0  
Programming HSB82 Drivers Education Instruction - Distracted Driving 1/20 Introduced, referred to Transportation. Subcommittee: Gerhold, Cisneros and Sunde. 1/21 Subcommittee.1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0  
Programming SF163 Relating to the extension of deadline to satisfy continuing education requirements in certain professions. 1/26 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Whiting, Boulton, and Johnson.  
Regents HSB66 Relating to nonstate moneys expended by the Board of Regents. 1/15 Introduced, referred to Education.  Subcommittee: Wills, Steckman and Thompson. 1/21 Subcommittee. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. 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.  
Taxes SF124 Exempting certain homestead property from specified school property tax levies. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means. 1/26 Subcommittee: Dawson, Dotzler, and Goodwin.  
Tenure HF49 Prohibits tenure at institutions of higher learning. 1/13 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/14 Subcommittee: Wheeler, Mascher, and Wills. 1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage. Undecid.
Tenure SF41 Prohibits tenure at public postsecondary institutions. 1/11 Introduced, referred to Education.  1/14 Subcommittee: Carlin, Quirmbach, and Rozenboom. Undecid.
Weapons SF174 (Prev 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. 1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage. 1/27 Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 174. Undecid.
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