Transportation Committee Report – week 7, 2017

February 21, 2017 Senate Staff 0

SF 174 adds Carroll County and Clay County to the list of counties authorized to issue driver’s licenses, nonoperator’s identification cards, and persons with disabilities designations. This is necessary because the Iowa Department of Transportation closed driver’s license stations in those counties on August 31, 2016. SF 227 expands the circumstances under which an individual can operate an ATV or snowmobile with a loaded firearm without a permit to carry.

Transportation Committee Report – week 6, 2017

February 15, 2017 Senate Staff 0

This bill allows a right turn from any lane designated for right turns, or a left turn from any lane designated for left turns on a one-way street. The bill strikes the requirement that vehicles turning left against a red light on a one-way street must turn into the leftmost lane.

Transportation Committee Report – week 5, 2017

February 8, 2017 Senate Staff 0

SSB 1002 allows a peace officer to stop or detain a person solely texting while driving. The fine for this violation remains $30. SSB 1020 eliminates the prohibition of a person leaving a vehicle unattended without first stopping the engine.

Transportation Committee Report – week 4, 2017

February 6, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Projects paid for with federal money have certain requirements that state and local money does, such as Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates, Buy American provisions mandating the use of American steel and environmental impact studies. These requirements would no longer exist if SSB 1003 becomes law.