SF 2358 – Preemption of agricultural experiences
SF 2358 allows educational events and community experiences, such as
school visits and farm-to-table dinners on agricultural land without a local
government permit. Currently, some counties are requiring $250 permits for each
type of event.
[3/4: 45-3 (No: Bolkcom, Petersen, Quirmbach; Excused: Kraayenbrink, Wahls)]
HF 2512 – County zoning ordinances
HF 2512 makes changes to county zoning ordinances.
It eliminates the requirement for a zoning application, approval and fee for an
ordinance to be considered inapplicable to land, farm barns, farm outbuildings or
other buildings primarily used for agricultural purposes. Counties can still
require application for housing in unincorporated areas. Land enrolled in a
soil conservation program or water conservation program qualifies for the
[3/4: 37-11, party line (Excused: Chapman, Rozenboom, Wahls)]
SF 2368 – Section 8 Housing city ordinance
2368 prevents Iowa cities from mandatory participation in the Section 8
Federal Housing Program. This action would allow landlords to turn away tenants
who use public assistance to pay rent. Currently, Des Moines, Marion and Iowa
City have ordinances requiring landlords to accept the vouchers. The U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development is the administrator of Section 8,
which helps low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities
afford housing by subsidizing the cost for qualifying units.
[3/3: 30-17, party line (Excused: Chapman, Rozenboom, Wahls)]