SF 388 – Iowa Patriots Memorial Highway
SF 388 renames U.S. Highway 20, which runs between Dubuque and Sioux City, “Iowa Patriots Memorial Highway.” The Iowa Department of Transportation may erect signs on or adjacent to the highway indicating the designation.
[3/27: 48-0 (Excused: Breitbach, Nunn)]
SF 435 –Towable recreation vehicles
SF 435 creates a manufacturer-dealer agreement for non-motorized towable recreation vehicles and is outside the auto franchise section of the Code. It clarifies that both manufacturers and dealers are responsible when consumers have problems or need resolutions on repairs or replacement.
[3/21: 46-0 (Absent: Bisignano, Celsi, R. Taylor; Vacant: Danielson)]
SF 442 –Authorizing emergency vehicles
SF 442 details permitted actions for drivers of emergency vehicles responding to an emergency call. It permits driving on the shoulder and in the median, and the disregard of overtaking and passing other motorists. Additionally, it allows the vehicle to proceed through a red signal or stop sign after slowing as deemed reasonable for safe operation, and to exceed speed limits as long as the driver does not recklessly endanger life. It provides that a certified fire fighter, emergency medical care provider, peace officer or reserve officer who has completed certain training is immune from liability for any injury or loss unless they operated in a reckless manner.
SF 478 –Emergency Vehicle Lighting
SF 478 allows authorized emergency vehicles to be equipped with flashing headlamps, red and blue lights, flashing or solid white lights, split red and blue steady or flashing lights and light bars containing one or more rear zone amber lights or amber directional arrows. Also, an incident command vehicle may be equipped with one or more steady or flashing green lights. Towing or recovery vehicles, unless owned by the state or municipality, are prohibited from having red and blue light and a siren.