HF 393 – Attribution required on calls and texts
HF 393 modifies the procedure for reporting gifts. Currently, all gifts received by a department or the governor must be reported to the Iowa Campaign Ethics Board and the Government Oversight Committee. The bill limits the reporting requirement to gifts with a value of $50 or more and to report the gift within 20 days.
[4/10: 49-0 (Excused: Feenstra)]
HF 701 – Prohibits a city or county from adopting or enforcing an ordinance
HF 701 prohibits a city or county from adopting or enforcing an ordinance, regulation or restriction that would prevent a nonconforming use from continuing if the use was legal before. This local control reversal applies unless a discontinuance is necessary for the safety of life or property; the nonconforming use is legally abandoned; or the nonconforming use is enlarged or extended.
This bill is a result of a recent court case. Mobile home advocates say it codifies current case law. Opponents say it expands beyond case law. A strike-all amendment adopted on the Senate floor limits the case law provisions of “nonconforming use zoning” to preexisting manufactured, modular or mobile homes. It adds a fourth provision to include obstruction with a shared driveway or sidewalk.
[4/9: 35-13 (No: Bolkcom, Boulton, Celsi, Dotzler, Giddens, Hogg, Jochum, Mathis, Petersen, Quirmbach, Ragan, J. Smith, Wahls; Excused: Bisignano and Feenstra)]