Which bills have been approved by lawmakers? A Complete Look at What Did and Didn’t Make the Cut | New


DES MOINES — Iowans will begin paying less state income tax over the next few years, and eventually the cuts will mean $1.9 billion a year less in the state’s spending plan. state for education, health, justice and other government services.

Over the next few years, more and more gas stations in Iowa will have the higher E15 ethanol blend available at their pumps. And transgender girls in Iowa can no longer play in school-sanctioned girls’ track and field.

That’s because of legislation that was approved this year by the Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds.

But some fairly important proposals were not retained.

There will be no scholarship program that shifts taxpayer funding to support families who wish to send their student to a private school. There will be no additional transparency requirements for public schools regarding classroom materials and library books. And traffic control cameras, like those in Cedar Rapids, have not been banned.

Here are three lists of bills: those that have been approved by both houses of the Iowa Legislature and that have been signed into law by Reynolds; those that have been approved by the legislature but are awaiting Reynolds’ decision; and those who failed to pass the Legislative Assembly.

Legislature passed, promulgated

• State income tax reductions (HF 2317)

• E15 ethanol requirement (HF 2128)

• Reductions in unemployment benefits (HF 2355)

• Prohibit transgender girls from participating in girl’s sports (HF 2416)

• “Bottle bill” deposit recycling program (SF 2378)

• Regulation of fireworks sales (SF 2285)

• Mobile home rent and land charges (HF 2562)

• Judicial appointment (HF 2481)

• No county names on license plates. (HF 2220)

• Definition of anti-Semitism (HF 2220)

• Allow teenage workers to use pizza rollers (SF 2190)

• Authorize warrantless search of garbage (SF 2296)

• Radon test in schools (HF 2412)

• Threading (SF 2119)

• Thefts of catalytic converters (SF 2287)

• Education of the deaf and hard of hearing (HF 604)

• Overweight permit for cranes (HF 2518)

• Task Force on Special Education in Private Schools (SF 2197)

• Department of Natural Resources Land Inventory (SF 2323)

• Removal of Municipal Utility Board Members (HF 2475)

• Protects victims of sexual assault from questions about prior sexual experiences (HF 2239)

• Authorizes the use of driver’s license photo in missing persons cases (HF 2123)

• Penalties for distribution of heroin identical to those for methamphetamine (HF 2462)

Legislature passed, pending governor

• Do not require COVID-19 vaccines for schools, daycares (HF 2298)

• Two-year moratorium on new casinos (HF 2497)

• Setting childcare ratios, worker ages (HF 2198)

• Antlerless deer hunting with a rifle (SF 581)

• Repeal deadline for the declaration of open enrollment of schools (HF 2589)

• Sales tax exemptions for diapers, feminine products (SF 2367)

• Housing Deadline for National Park Rangers (HF 2560)

• Regulation of Food Delivery by Third Parties (SF 2374)

• Prohibition of private funding for elections (HF 2589)

• Pharmacy Benefit Regulators (HF 2384)

• District Court Judicial Appointments Commissions (SF 2581)

• Regulation of mountain bikes on motorways (HF 2130)

• Payments for child care assistance costs (HF 2127)

• Criminalization of Elder Abuse (SF 522)

• Procedures for police officers to be on a list for credibility issues (HF 2496)

• Sanctions for assisted reproduction fraud (HF 2160)

• Develop a shelter for newborns (HF 2420)

• Procedures for setting up public safety nuisances (HF 2340)

• Cashless Paris (HF 2497)

• Dairy Processing and Production Fund (SF 2290)

• Governor’s line of succession (HJR 2005 is a proposed state constitutional amendment that does not require the governor’s signature)

• Amending the state constitution to allow 18-year-olds to vote in accordance with federal requirements (SJR 9 is a proposed state constitutional amendment that does not require the governor’s signature)

did not pass

• Private School Tuition Assistance Scholarships (SF 2369)

• Prohibition of “obscene” school material; fee for educators (SF 2198)

• Dissemination of obscene material to minors (HF 2176)

• Prohibition of automated traffic control cameras (SF 2319)

• Prohibit portable devices while driving (SF 2129)

• One-year moratorium on eminent domain for pipelines (SF 2022)

• Guarantee the “religious freedoms” of the government (HF 2437)

• Establish daylight saving time all year round (HF 2331)

• Public assistance needs (HF 2438)

• Appoint members of the Judicial Appointments Committee (SF 2132)

• End of Senate approval of many appointed governors (SF 2263)

• Regulate sales of raw milk (SF 2309)

• Commercial Truck Driver Liability (SF 2139)

• Volunteer Substitute Teachers (SF 2356)

• School Board Publication Requirements (HF 2499)

• Year-round school (HSB 574)

• Establish intensive psychiatric unit in mental health institutes (SF 2216)

• Establish Iowa PBS records as public records (HF 2488)

• Marsy’s Victims Rights Act (HSB 525)

• Revision of presidential decrees (HF 2256)

• Increase the capacity of mental health institutes (HSB 531)

• Reasonable accommodation for pregnant workers (HF 2257)

• Require cursive instruction (SF 2351)

• Authorization of limited beer purchases for restaurants and bars in convenience stores (HF 2379)

• Regulation of abortions by telemedicine (HF 2389)

• Disclosure of a Defendant’s Privileged Records (SF 2328)

• Investigate the impact of technology on cognitive function (SF 2359)

• Free admission to school events for young people (SF 2306)

• Use of Simulated Firearms in Flight (SF 2173)

• Protection of consumer data (HF 2506)

• Legal representation in adoption (HF 2474)

• Inventory checklists for rental properties (HF 2471)

• Expungement of Domestic Violence No Contact Orders (HF 2419)

• The subject of the contactless order must provide the license plate number for all vehicles (HF 2346)

• Prohibit non-competition agreements for low-wage workers (SF 496)

• Admissibility of hearsay exceptions (HF 2221)

• Discovery of evidence of sexual abuse (SF 2253)

• District Court Judge Appointment Form (HF 2338)

• Extension of the deadline for claiming credits from previous solar projects (HF 2395)

• Charges employees for copies of personnel records (SF 2196)

• Establishment of public redistricting hearings (HF 2538)

• Spousal court testimony privilege (HF 2282)

• Regulation of Insurance Appraisers (HF 2299)


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