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Update From the House for District 80 – March 22, 2019

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

by Rep. Holly Brink 3/22/2019 Hello Friends, Moving along from last week, the House committees has begun to assign Senate files for consideration. Early this week I met for my first Senate file subcommittee meeting for Senate File 316. SF 316, if signed by Governor Reynolds, would establish an interim study committee to conduct a […]

Update From the House for District 80 – March 16, 2019

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

by Rep. Holly Brink Hello Friends, After all of our preparation since the beginning of the session, we have finally come to the point where every state representative of Iowa makes their case for their constituents back home: the House floor debates. From Monday to Thursday, we engaged in spirited conversations over several bills that […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 15, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Senator Ken Rozenboom Week nine of the 2019 legislative session was busy on the Senate floor as we debated and passed over 30 bills out of the chamber. Senate File 274 protects the freedom of speech on college campuses in Iowa. This bill, which passed the Senate with bi-partisan support, provides common-sense, proactive protections […]

Hite Capitol Update: March 14, 2019

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-District 79)

by Rep. Dustin Hite Debate season is in full swing at the State Capitol. This is the time in session when bills are presented in front of the entire House for consideration. If a bill passes through the House, it then goes to the Senate, and vice versa. After a bill has been debated on […]

Hite Passes First Bills Through Iowa House

Rep. Hite is pictured here giving his opening remarks on the bill. (submitted photo)

(DES MOINES) – On Monday, Rep. Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) successfully floor managed his first legislation in the Iowa House, passing two bills following floor debate. House File 514 clarifies that a person convicted with three or more OWIs can be charged as a habitual offender. This legislation will make Iowa’s roads safer by holding […]

2019 First Funnel Survivors

Agriculture House File 311–Removing Personal Identification Numbers from IDALS Forms Proposes to eliminate a requirement solely applicable in the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) for the regulation of commercial establishment (pet animal breeders, sellers, and distributors) that applicants for ‘commercial establishment’ must submit to the department their personal identification number (social security number) […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – March 9, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, the Government class from Pella Christian High School came to observe the sub-committee hearing on SSB 1227.

by Ken Rozenboom State legislators work on a wide array of issues. In this week’s newsletter I want to focus on two bills that I’ve directed throughout the committee process, and are eligible for debate on the floor of the Senate. As the chairman of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee I drafted Senate Study […]

Update From the House for District 80 – March 8, 2019

Thank you Indian Hills for meeting with me on Tuesday!

by Holly Brink I am happy to say that I have made it through my first funnel week here in the House. What a busy week it was.  Throughout this week, my colleagues and I have be going through the bills we have drafted earlier this session, running several subcommittee meetings on them and presenting […]

Hite Capitol Update: March 7, 2019

Rep. Dustin Hite at the Iowa House - March 7, 2019. (submitted photo)

by Dustin Hite This past week was what is referred to as “funnel week” by the members of the Iowa Legislature. This “funnel” is a rule stating that by Friday, March 8, all House bills must be reported out of House Committees. This rule is put in place to ensure State Government is working efficiently […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – March 1, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Senator Ken Rozenboom This was the seventh week of the 2019 legislative session, a week busy with subcommittee meetings. Next week is the first funnel week of the year, meaning Senate bills need to be out of Senate committees by Friday in order to be considered for the rest of the year. The funnel […]

     

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