HF 289 – Distribution of gambling receipts for charitable purposes
HF 289 requires a qualified sponsoring organization licensed to operate gambling games in Iowa under Chapter 99F — Gambling Games Regulation — to provide that any organization exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code is eligible for a distribution of adjusted gross receipts for educational, civic, public, charitable, patriotic or religious uses. HF 289 passed the House 97-0.
HF 689 – Removal of county veterans service officers
HF 689 clarifies provisions regarding the removal from office of a county veterans service officer (VSO). Currently, each county commission of veteran affairs must employ an executive director or administrator, recognized as the county’s VSO. The bill provides that an executive director or administrator can only be removed from office by the county commission of veteran affairs subject to the approval of the county board of supervisors. This mirrors the appointment process to this position. The bill passed the House 96-0.