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Bill Tracker: February 3, 2023

Bill List - February 3, 2023
Category Bill # Sponsor Bill Explanation Comments Registration Status
Audit   Auditor of State If suspected of misuse of public funds, must cooperate with auditor to establish investigation. Any actions taken by auditor will be reimbursed by community college.    
Academic Programs SF 8 Zaun Eliminates common core curriculum. Ensures community colleges meet Iowa academic standards without prioritizing core curriculum areas.  01/09 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/11 Subcommittee: Zaun, Donahue, and Garrett Undecided
Academic Programs SF 157 - Successor to SSB 1028 Department of Transportation Final driver education field test. Strikes the provisions relating to who many administer the final field test and clarification of who can administer the final field test.  1/26 Introduced, placed on calendar. 1/26 Committee recommends passage (16-0).  Undecided
Career and Technical Education HSB 28 Department of Transportation Strikes the current list of third-party CDL testers and authorizes the DOT to adopt rules restricting the scope of third-party testers.  1/12 Introduced, referred to Transportation. 1/12 Subcommittee: Sorensen, Wilson and Wood. 2/1 Subcommitee meeting.  
Career and Technical Education HSB 92 Department of Transportation Requires states to request information from the national drug and alcohol clearinghouse to determine individuals' ability to obtain a CDL. If someone is prohibited from obtaining a CDL, the individual must be downgraded within 60 days. If there is a violation, penalties are enforced.  1/25 Introduced, referred to Transportation. 1/25 Subcommittee: Dunwell, Gerhold and Wilson. 2/1 Subcommittee Meeting. 2/1 Subcommittee recommends passage.   
Career and Technical Education SF 156 - Successor to SSB 1027 Transportation Committee Farm-related service industry CDL exemption.  1/26 Introduced, placed on calendar. 1/26 Committee recommends passage (16-0).  Undecided
Financial Aid & Fees HSB 91 Governor  Division XI - All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship Program - Defines the age of an eligible foster care student as a person under 26 years of age.  1/25 Introduced, referred to Health and Human Services. 1/25 Subcommittee: Wood, Matson, and A. Meyer. 2/1 Subcommittee Meeting. 2/1 Subcommittee recommends passage.   
Financial Aid & Fees SF 33 Dawson Resident tuition & fees at CCs and Regents for former naval personnel.  1/10 Introduced, referred to Veterans Affairs. 1/11 Subcommittee: Dawson, McClintock, Winckler. 1/25 Subcommittee Meeting. 1/25 Subcommittee Recommends Passage.  Undecided
Fiscal & Funding HF 171 - Companion to SF 192 Education Committee Establishes a state percent of growth of 3 percent for school funding.  2/1 Introduced, referred to Appropriations. 2/1 Committee recommends passage. 2/1 Placed on Appropriations calendar.   
Fiscal & Funding HSB 118 Wheeler Division I requires official in charge of bond issue to give notice by publishing time/place of sale, amount offered for sale, and other important information in at least 1 nationwide circulation or county newspaper. Division III gets rid of requirement that community colleges conduct an evaluation/assessment regarding implementation of an environmentally preferable cleaning policy and to purchase cleaning products that DAS deems environmentally preferable.  1/31 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/31 Subcommittee: Gehlbach, Boden, and Cahill. 2/8 Subcommittee Meeting.   
Fiscal & Funding HSB 120 Governor  Excludes values of mobile home parks, manufactured home communities, land-leased communities, assisted living facilities, parcels primarily used or intended for human habitation containing three or more separate dwelling units, etc., from the calculation of the assessment limitation retroactively.  2/1 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means. 2/1 Subcommittee: Kaufmann, Bloomingdale, Forbes, Harris and Jacoby. 2/6 Subcommittee Meeting.  Undecided
Fiscal & Funding SF 181 - Successor to SSF 1056 Ways and Means Committee Excludes values of mobile home parks, manufactured home communities, land-leased communities, assisted living facilities, parcels primarily used or intended for human habitation containing three or more separate dwelling units, etc., from the calculation of assessment.  1/31 Introduced, placed on Ways and Means calendar. 1/31 Committee recommends passage (17-0).  2/1 Amendment S-3007 adopted. 2/1 Fiscal Note. 2/1 Passed Senate (49-0). 2/2 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means.   Undecided
Governance HF 2 Stone, Holt, Wheeler, Collins, Moore, Jeneary, Vondran, Fisher, Dunwell, Meggers, Wulf, Shipley, Bradley, Golding, Graber, Johnson, Deyoe, Mommsen, Boden, Kaufmann, Fry, Andrews, Thomson, Henderson, Wood, Hora, Osmundson, Windschitl, Grassley, Bossman, and Gerhold Public entities and public funds, when financially prudent, should avoid doing business with companies and investors that engage in economic warfare.  1/11 Introduced, referred to State Government Undecided
Governance HF 143 - Successor to HSB 13 Economic Growth and Technology Committee Defines ransomware and outlines penalties.  1/26 Introduced, placed on calendar. 1/31 Fiscal note. 2/1 Amendment H-1005 filed.   
Governance SF 31 Lofgren Allows meeting notices to be published electronically.  1/11 Introduced, referred to Technology. 1/17 Subcommittee: Koelker, Alons, and Knox.  Undecided
K-12  HSB 119 Governor  Division IV - Authorizes community colleges to offer/provide an instructor to teach any unit required grades 9-12. Division V - Authorizes a community college-employed instructor to teach 2 or more units in the same classroom at the same time.  1/31 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/31 Subcommittee: Johnson, Cahill, Gustoff, Ingels and Madison.   
K-12  SSB1076 Governor  Strikes conditions for community colleges to enter agreements with school districts regarding providing instructors for STEM classes within the school district. Authorizes communtiy colleges to offer/provide instructors to teach any required topic in grades 9-12. Authorizes community college-employed instructors to teach 2 or more sequential units of one subject area in the same classroom at the same time in grades 9-12 for concurrent enrollment programs. Divisions 4 & 7 1/24 Introduced, referred to Commerce. 1/24 Subcommittee: Kraayenbrink, Donahue, and Rozenboom.  For
Local Government SF 23 Zaun Requires candidates for merged area offices to be nominated by primary elections. Requires political parties to hold conventions for the nomination of members to the school district central committee for the purpose of holding primary elections on or after January 1, 2025.  01/09 Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/12 Subcommittee: Cournoyer, Celsi, and Salmon.  Undecided
Local Government SSB1034 Secretary of State Makes technical changes to election laws, including filing deadlines for some voter registration forms, for training of election personnel, use of electronic registers and other matters.  1/12 Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/12 Subcommittee: Schultz, Boulton, and Salmon.   
Local Government SSB1035 Secretary of State Makes changes to recount boards based on the size of the county. Includes requirements for the conduct of recounts and for matters related to presidential electors. Makes other changes.  1/12 Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/12 Subcommittee: Schultz, Salmon, and Weiner.   
Operations HF 10 Wheeler, Holt, Stone, Dunwell, Fisher, Moore, Jeneary, Stoltenberg, Wulf, Shipley, Bradley, Golding, Deyoe, P. Thompson, Wills, Johnson, Boden, Gehlbach, Sorensen, Osmundson, Henderson, Graber, Siegrist, Windshitl, Bossman, Grassley, and Gerhold Requires mandatory reporters to report abuse of children over the age of 12. Establishes immunity for the school board or school authorities for discussing such incidents. Requires schools to contact the BEE about potential hires to determine if the person has been the subject of a complaint.  01/11 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/12 Subcommittee: Boden, Gustoff, Staed. 1/17 Subcommittee Meeting. 1/17 Subcommitee recommends passage with amendment.   
Operations HF 139 - Successor to HSB 14 Economic Growth and Technology Committee Establishes a cybersecurity simulation training center at ISU. The Center would be available for political subdivisions (CCs) and shall support cybersecurity training.  1/26 Introduced, referred to Appropriations. 1/31 Subcommittee: Sorensen, Nordman and Wessel-Kroeschell. 2/2 Subcommittee Meeting.   
Student Services SF 58 J. Taylor Can not force pregnant students to drop out and must provide them reasonable accommodations (defined in the bill) for them to complete their courses, including extra time to take exams and  complete their degree. Specifically, speaks to housing for pregnant students on leave.  1/11 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/17 Subcommittee: J. Taylor, Giddens, and Salmon. 1/24 Subcommittee Meeting. 1/24 Subcommittee recommends passage with amendment.  Undecided
Workforce Training HF 3 Grassley, Holt, Golding, Wheeler, Stone, Dunwell, Mommsen, Collins, Gustoff, Fisher, Moore, Jeneary, Carlson, Vondran, Stoltenberg, Wulf, Shipley, Bradley, Sherman, Deyoe, Graber, Wills, Rinker, P. Thompson, Johnson, Harris, Boden, Nordman, Sorensen, Gehlbach, Kaufmann, Osmundson, Thomson, M. Thompson, Wood, Hora, Windshitl, Bossman, and Gerhold.  Makes SNAP E&T a mandatory program for SNAP recipients. Limits access to food and types of food for working families. Forces Medicaid participants to work to access SNAP.  1/11 Introduced, referred to Health and Human Services. 1/11 Subcommittee: Jeneary, A. Meyer, and Wessel-Kroeschell. 1/26 Subcommittee Meeting. 1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage.  Undecided
Workforce Training HSB 82 - Companion bill to SSB 1086 Governor  Establishes the Iowa office of apprenticeship within IWD. To qualify as an eligible apprenticeship, the program must include employer involvement, on-the-job training, related training instruction from a lead apprenticeship sponsor, and paid work experience. Establishes the Iowa apprenticeship council.  1/25 Introduced, referred to Economic Growth and Technology. 1/25 Subcommittee: Ingels, T. Moore, and Staed. 2/8 Subcommittee Meeting.  Undecided
Workforce Training SF 167 Schultz Allows IWD or DE to allow minors 14-17 to participate in work-based learning or work-related programs approved by the agencies such as work-based learning programs, registered apprenticeships, CTE programs, and student learner programs.  1/30 Introduced, referred to Workforce.   
K-12   HF 68 - Successor to HSB1 Education Reform Committee Educational Savings Accounts 01/18 Introduced, placed on calendar. 1/23 Scheduled for Debate. 1/23 Fiscal Note. 1/23 Amendment H-1001 adopted. 1/23 Passed the House (55-45). 1/23 Passed the Senate (31-18). 1/24 Signed by Governor Undecided
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