SF 174 adds Carroll County and Clay County to the list of counties authorized to issue driver’s licenses, nonoperator’s identification cards, and persons with disabilities designations. This is necessary because the Iowa Department of Transportation closed driver’s license stations in those counties on August 31, 2016. SF 227 expands the circumstances under which an individual can operate an ATV or snowmobile with a loaded firearm without a permit to carry.
HF 291 is a Republican bill to gut public sector employee collective bargaining rights. The legislation was written in secret, behind closed doors without the input of 180,000 public sector workers in Iowa. The Republicans rushed this legislation through the Iowa House and Senate and plan to have it on the Governor’s desk to sign this week. This bill does nothing to move Iowa’s economy forward. It is government overreach that attacks Iowa workers and their families.
An overwhelming majority of Iowans who packed the Capitol, attended rallies and overflowing local meetings, and filled legislative voicemail and email inboxes were in opposition to Senate File 213/House File 291. “Their message was clear: This bill hurts working Iowans and their families,” he said.
SF 257 establishes a set of guidelines for conducting bass fishing tournaments and the approval of permits for those events by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The minimum number of vessels for an event is 6 on public waters other than the Mississippi River. For Mississippi River events, the minimum number of vessels is 20, and there must be at least 40 participants.
SSB 1047 requires computer science education standards, computer science instructor endorsements and authorizations, and alternative ways to obtain endorsements and authorizations.
Iowa’s collective bargaining law has worked to foster good worker-management relations across Iowa for the past 40 years. This bill will disrupt that balance and undermine the morale and productivity of every public employee in the state.
SF165, as amended in committee, reflects current procedure for Iowa Prison Industries to bid on state government agency projects.
Those who enroll in a state group insurance plan for state employees will be eligible under the same enrollment rules as non-contract full-time state employees of the executive branch and will pay a portion of the premium on the same basis.
This bill allows a right turn from any lane designated for right turns, or a left turn from any lane designated for left turns on a one-way street. The bill strikes the requirement that vehicles turning left against a red light on a one-way street must turn into the leftmost lane.
Senate File 208 relates to the Victim Compensation Fund. Payments are made from the fund to victims of certain crimes for expenses incurred because of the crime.