State Government Committee Report – week 7, 2017

February 23, 2017 Senate Staff 0

SSB 1081 eliminates the Iowa Emergency Response Commission and transfers the powers and duties to the Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. It also makes other technical changes to transfers and renumbers the remaining Code sections.

State Government Committee Report – week 5, 2017

February 8, 2017 Senate Staff 0

SSB 1051 allows the commercial sale of fireworks. Current law says that a person who sells or uses fireworks is committing a simple misdemeanor. However, a county board of supervisors or the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may grant a permit for the display of fireworks if the display is handled by a competent operator.