Judiciary Committee Report – Week 3, 2018

January 24, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Bills passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week would update trespassing laws, change estate sizes for certain probate purposes, and reflect current practices with electronic filing and record keeping in probate court.

Water quality deserves a REAL solution

January 23, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Water quality is a real problem that deserves a real solution. SF 512 fails to ensure accountability through monitoring to measure whether the state is achieving the goal of cleaner water and healthier soils.

Local Government Committee Report – Week 2, 2018

January 16, 2018 Senate Staff 0

SSB 3017 gives counties and property owners another option for providing assessor notices. If an assessor is required or authorized by Iowa Code to send an assessment, notice or other information by regular mail, the assessor may instead provide the information electronically.

Judiciary Committee Report – Week 2, 2018

January 16, 2018 Senate Staff 0

SF 2010 allows federal officers to carry dangerous weapons (usually firearms) on school property, while on duty and off duty. HF 517, the “firearms omnibus” bill from the 2017 session, allowed peace officers to carry weapons on school grounds while not on duty. Federal officers were inadvertently omitted from that bill. SF 2010 fixes the omission.

Ragan & Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

January 16, 2018 Senate Staff 0

State Senator Amanda Ragan and State Representative Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative listening post this Saturday, January 20. The meeting will take place from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at the Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St. SE, Mason City.