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Bill Tracker: March 3, 2023

Bill List - March 3, 2023
Category Bill # Sponsor Bill Explanation Comments Registration Status
PRE-FILED
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.    
FILED
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
Career and Technical Education HF 293 Wills Strikes provisions in current law about community college programs that duplicate existing programs provided by private or vocational institutions that offer a CTE program. Adds requirement that community college boards must not duplicate an existing program provided by a private educational institution or vocational institution if those institutions offer a CTE program within the community college district that has facilities and curriculum of adequate size and quality.  2/15 Introduced, referred to Education. 2/22 Subcommittee: Hora, Ehlert and Stone.  Against
Career and Technical Education SF 269 Zaun Immunity is provided for a student or business for civil liability arising from gross negligence or willful misconduct stemming from a work-based learning program. Establishes a CTE teachers grant program within DE to provide grants to school districts to supplement the wages of teachers providing CTE instruction to students enrolled in grades 9-12. Requires DE to create a senior year plus program task force to study and make recommendations regarding the supplementary weighting plan.  2/13 Introduced, referred to Education. 2/14 Subcommittee: Zaun, Donahue and Garrett. 2/23 Subcommittee Meeting. 2/23 Subcommittee recommends passage with amendment.  Undecided
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 HF 227 Boden Restricts public funds, including IPERS, from investing in and entering contracts with companies incorporated in, or whose principal place of business is in, the People's Republic of China or in the Hong Kong special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, and funds invested in multiple China domiciled company securities that trades intraday on an exchange like individual stocks, and tracks an underlying index of such securities.  2/7 Introduced, referred to State Government.   
Governance HF 2 Stone, Holt, Wheeler, Collins, Moore, Janeary, 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. 2/20 Subcommittee: Lundgren, Cooling, Dunwell, Nielsen and Wills. 2/23 Subcommittee Meeting. 2/23 Subcommittee recommends passage.  Undecided
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
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 Changes the filing deadline for voter registration forms that would be due on the date after Thanksgiving from the following Monday to the next day the office of the county commissioner of elections or the state commissioner of elections is open. Allows the county auditor to use an electronic register instead of a paper register if certified by the SOS office. Training for election personnel must be conducted before each election. Unofficial canvasses must be conducted following the closing of polls for all elections rather than just general elections.  1/12 Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/12 Subcommittee: Schultz, Boulton, and Salmon. 2/20 Subcommittee reassigned: Salmon, Boulton, and Schultz.   
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. 2/20 Subcommittee Reassigned: Salmon, Schultz, and Weiner.   
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 252 - Successor to SF 58 Education Committee 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.  2/8 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/8 Committee recommends passage, with amendment (16-0).  Undecided
VOTED OUT OF SENATE COMMITTEE
Career and Technical Education SF 398 - Successor to SF 264 Sinclair Requires DE to provide educational resources and technical assistance to school districts related to chartering career and technical student organizations related to robotics and robotics teams and competitions. Provides that high school athletic organizations that receive moneys from a school district to pay dues or membership fees, or moneys from a nonpublic school originating from the state to pay dues or membership fees, may sponsor or administer interscholastic contests or competitions related to robotics.  2/22 Committee recommends passage (12-0). 2/23 Introduced, placed on Calendar.   
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. 2/13 Committee meeting. 2/13 Committee recommends passage. (10-0).  Undecided
K-12  SF 391 - Successor to SSB 1076 Governor  Strikes certain conditions on community colleges offering science and math classes to HS students and allows any cc to offer these classes. Authorizes community 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 2/22 Committee recommends passage (10-6). 2/23 Introduced, placed on Calendar.  For
Workforce Training SF 167 Schultz Requires that the internship program to assist in placing Iowa students into internships that may lead to permanent positions with Iowa employers for those engaged in trades, i.e., welding, carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, etc. In short, prioritizes skilled trades jobs for much curricula decided by DE through work-based learning opportunities statewide.  1/30 Introduced, referred to Workforce. 2/7 Subcommittee: Dickey, Dotzler, and Schultz. 2/9 Subcommittee Meeting. 2/9 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. 3/2 Committee Meeting. 3/2 Committee recommends passage.   
VOTED OUT OF HOUSE COMMITTEE
Career and Technical Education HF 257 - Successor to HSB 28 and Companion to SF 152 Transportation Committee Strikes the current list of third-party CDL testers and authorizes the DOT to adopt rules restricting the scope of third-party testers.  2/9 Introduced, placed on calendar.  2/9 Committee recommends passage (19-1). 2/15 Passed the House (79-20).   
Career and Technical Education HF 335 - Successor to HSB 27 & Companion to SF 156 Transportation Committee Farm-related service industry CDL exemption.  2/16 Introduction, placed on calendar.  2/16 Committee recommends passage (21-0).   
Financial Aid & Fees HF 427 - Successor to HSB 91 Health and Human Services Committee Division XI - All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship Program - Strikes the requirements for eligible foster care students to begin their enrollment at a community college within 2 academic years of graduation from high school or receipt of a high school equivalency diploma and excludes people over the age of 26 years within the definition of an "eligible foster care student".   2/21 Committee recommends passage with amendment (16-4). 2/24 Introduced, referred to Appropriations.   
Fiscal & Funding HF 370 - Successor to 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.  2/15 Committee recommends passage (23-0). 2/20 Introduced, placed on Calendar.   
K-12  HF 327 - Successor to HSB 119 Education Committee 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.  2/15 Introduced, placed on calendar.  2/15 Committee recommends passage (14-9).  For
Operations HF 350 - Successor to HSB 144 Iowa Public Information board Requires that after a request for public records, the contact information of the individual retrieving the information, the approximate date of records release, and an estimate of any reasonable fees must be provided to the requester.  2/20 Committee recommends passage (23-0). 2/20 Introduced, placed on Calendar.   
Operations HF 430 - Successor to HF 10 Education Committee 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.  2/21 Committee recommends passage (13-8). 2/24 Introduced, placed on calendar.   
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. 2/28 Committee Meeting. 2/28 Committee recommends passage with amendment (12-9).  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 recommends passage. 3/2 Committee Meeting. 3/2 Committee recommends passage (13-8).  Undecided
WITHDRAWN
Academic Programs HF 203 Department of Transportation Allows persons who are qualified to give behind-the-wheel driving instruction but who are not licensed teachers to administer a final field driving test.  2/6 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/15 Withdrawn. Undecided
Fiscal & Funding HF 171 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. 2/2 Fiscal note. 2/7 SF 192 substituted. 2/7 Withdrawn.   
PASSED CHAMBER OF ORIGIN
Career and Technical Education HF 258 - Successor to HSB 92 and Companion to SF 155 Transportation Committee 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.  2/9 Introduced, placed on calendar.  2/9 Committee recommends passage (20-0). 2/9 Fiscal Note (LSB1217HV). 2/15 Passed the House (99-0). 2/16 Introduced. 2/21 Referred to Ways and Means. 2/23 Subcommittee: Klimesh, Dickey and T. Taylor.   
Governance HF 143 - Successor to HSB 13 & Companion to SF 203 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. 2/2 Passed House (98-0).   
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Fiscal & Funding SF 181 - Successor to SSB 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. Estimated Aggregate Impact to Community Colleges: $4 million. Extends the budget certification deadline to April 30.  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. 2/2 Subcommittee: Kaufmann, Bloomingdale, Forbes, Harris and Jacoby. 2/6 Subcommittee Meeting. 2/8 Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/8 Committee recommends passage (19-6). 2/13 Placed on Ways and Means calendar. 2/14 Amendment H-1020 filed. 2/15 Amendment lost. 2/15 Passed House (86-13). 2/20 Signed by Governor.  Undecided
Fiscal & Funding SF 192 - Successor to SSB 1081 Education Committee Establishes a state percent of growth of 3 percent for school funding.  2/1 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/1 Committee recommends passage. 2/2 Fiscal Note. 2/2 Amendments S-3009-3012 (all lost). 2/2 Passed Senate (34-15). 2/6 Introduced. 2/6 Amendments H-1008-1009 filed (all lost). 2/7 Passed House (59-40). 2/7 Signed by Governor.   
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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