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Bills Signed Into Law

March 7, 2014

House File 2131: an Act modifying applicable to the recording of a mortgage or deed of trust executed by a transmitting utility.

House File 2172: an Act providing for the use of an electronic filing and notice system by the Public Employment Relations Board.

House File 2216: an Act concerning the definition of off-road utility vehicle for purposes of regulation by the Department of Natural Resources.

House File 2170: an Act relating to school instructional time.

House File 2130: an Act relating to matters under the purview of the Banking Division of the Department of Commerce.

March 14, 2014

House File 2067: an Act relating to the use of youth spring wild turkey hunting licenses, and including effective date provisions.

House File 2297: an Act relating to the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers.

Senate File 2305: an Act relating to emergency management assistance in a disaster emergency concerning mutual aid arrangements and agreements.

Senate File 2230: an Act relating to education by providing technical corrections to revise references and to adjust language to reflect current state school finance practices, revising references to an accrediting agency, reestablishing a rulemaking provision relating to the beginning teacher mentoring and induction program, and providing for disposition and sale of certain school district property.

Senate File 2206: an Act concerning the Iowa Finance Authority in regard to the title guaranty program and private activity bonds.

Senate File 2205: an Act relating to matters under the purview of the credit union division of the Department of Commerce, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2197: an Act relating to certain conditional permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources relating to air and water quality.

Senate File 2193: an Act relating to the admission or retention of participants in an adult day services program.

Senate File 2133: an Act relating to federal home loan bank rights regarding collateral pledged by insurer-members.

Senate File 2105: an Act relating to various matters involving insurance and the insurance division of the Department of Commerce and including applicability provisions.

Senate File 2083: an Act concerning licensure requirements for dietetics as established or approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

March 26, 2014

House File 381: an Act concerning horse racing, including the use of purse moneys for harness racing, advance deposit wagering, and restrictions on dosage amounts for phenylbutazone in certain horse races.

House File 2199: an Act relating to conformity with federal law concerning the voluntary shared work program under the state unemployment insurance law and including applicability provisions.

House File 2271: an Act relating to supplementary weighting for shared operational functions of school districts and area education agencies and including effective date provisions.

House File 2288: an Act relating to reporting and other requirements concerning the Department of Administrative Services and other state agencies.

House File 2324: an Act relating to consumer lending transactions by modifying provisions applicable to certain loan charges and modifying designated monetary limits specified in the consumer credit code, and including applicability provisions.

House File 2326: an Act relating to payments from the indigent defense fund by the state public defender, including effective date provisions, and providing penalties.

House File 2346: an Act relating to solid waste.

House File 2365: an Act relating to employment, disciplinary, and other procedures for entities regulated by the Department of Inspections and Appeals, including applicability provisions.

House File 2368: an Act modifying security freeze provisions, and extending security freeze protection to specified individuals designated as protected consumers, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.

House File 2370: an Act relating to the supervisions of orthotist or prosthetist assistants.

House File 2378: an Act relating to the requirements for psychologist licensing.

House File 2379: an Act relating to crisis stabilization programs authorized by the Department of Human Services.

House File 2389: an Act relating to misconduct under the code of processional conduct and ethics of the Board of Educational Examiners and making penalties applicable.

House File 2397: an Act concerning liability protection for volunteers on state lands.

House File 2408: an Act modifying notification requirements applicable to underground facility excavations where underground facilities are present.

House File 2421: an Act relating to transfer of guardianship in child in need of assistance proceedings.

House File 2427: an Act relating to corn promotion, including special referendums, the assessment of a checkoff, and the creation of a task force, and making penalties applicable.

House File 2436: an Act relating to the administration of the streamlined sales tax agreement by the Department of Revenue.

Senate File 2276: an Act relating to adoption investigation and report requirements.

Senate File 2290: an Act relating to identification required for operation of a railroad train.

Senate File 2338: an Act concerning the excise tax on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas used as special fuel.

Senate File 2313: an Act relating to the removal of clerks of the district court.

Senate File 2250: an Act relating to the licensing of vehicle recyclers.

Senate File 2131: an Act relating to standard valuation and standard forfeiture provisions for life insurance policies or contracts and including applicability provisions.

Senate File 2191: an Act relating to financing work within drainage or levee districts.

Senate File 2192: an Act relating to the definition of motorized bicycle.

Senate File 2200: an Act relating to the Iowa Business Corporation Act by removing limitations imposed on shareholders making long-term arrangements affecting the affairs of the corporation, and by providing for the delivery of financial information to shareholders

Senate File 2228: an Act allowing a person with a special minor’s license to drive to a school for the purpose of participating in extracurricular activities conducted under a sharing agreement with the student’s school of enrollment.

Senate File 2255: an Act designating registered architects and licensed professional engineers employees of the state for specified purposes under the Iowa Tort Claims Act.

Senate File 2169: an Act relating to wills including witness testimony, distribution of property, and claims of personal representatives, and including retroactive and other applicability provisions.

Senate File 2120: an Act relating to the use of professional titles or abbreviations by advanced registered nurse practitioners.

Senate File 2104: an Act relating to the regulation of insurance company holding systems and providing assessments and penalties.

Senate File 2056: an Act relating to incentives for whole grade sharing and reorganization or dissolution by school districts.

Senate File 2240: an Act relating to nonsubstantive code corrections.

April 2, 2014

Senate File 2341, an Act relating to the rebate of sales tax imposed and collected at an automobile racetrack facility and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

April 3, 2014

House File 514: an Act specifying procedures for resolving claims against purchased or pledged good held by pawnbrokers.

House File 2132: an Act establishing the Gideon fellowship program in the Office of the State Public Defender.

House File 2181: an Act relating to the maximum weight of motor vehicles covered under the lemon law and including applicability provisions.

House File 2278: an Act restricting disclosures of specified information by regional transit districts, and providing a penalty.

House File 2325: an Act relating to certain corporations organized prior to July 1, 1971, by eliminating requirements relating to publication.

House File 2344: an Act relating to drainage of levee districts by providing for mergers, the liability of trustees, bidding requirements, the annexation of land, and authorizing the imposition of assessments upon affected landowners.

House File 2435: an Act relating to taxation by updating the code references to the internal revenue code, providing for the repeal of the generation skipping transfer tax and Iowa estate tax, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 220: an Act relating to funding for retirement incentive programs offered by school districts and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 2080: an Act relating to exchanging information contained in the Iowa information program for drug prescribing and dispensing.

Senate File 2091: an Act relating to common forms of co-ownership of real property and including effective date and applicability provisions.

Senate File 2092: an Act relating to the criminal offense of fraudulent practice and making penalties.

Senate File 2121: an Act making changes to the controlled substance schedules, and providing for penalties.

Senate File 2185: an Act concerning the determinations of native horses for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering.

Senate File 2198: an Act providing for the issuance of a paddlefish fishing license and tag and providing penalties.

Senate File 2211: an Act relating to the civil commitment of a sexually violent predator.

Senate File 2212: an Act relating to land disposal of yard waste and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2257: an Act relating to programs and accounts administered by the College Student Aid Commission.

Senate File 2259: an Act modifying provisions applicable to personal information security breach notification requirements, and making penalties applicable.

Senate File 2271: an Act relating to the duties and authority of the College Student Aid Commission relating to the registration of certain postsecondary schools, to interstate reciprocity agreements, and to registration fees collected by the commission.

Senate File 2273: an Act allowing the holders of interests in certain entities eligible to hold agricultural land to be elected as trustees of drainage or levee districts.

Senate File 2291: an Act providing an exemption from registration fees for certain new completed motor vehicles purchased by an equipment dealer for modification and resale.

Senate File 2296: an Act relating to mental health treatment costs of certain persons accused of a crime.

Senate File 2315: an Act relating to the scope and nature of use restrictions on land.

Senate File 2320: an Act relating to providers of medical assistance program consumer-directed attendant care and consumer choices option services, including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 2321: an Act relating to jurisdiction over certain offenses committed by members of the state military forces, and establishing certain notification and reporting requirements.

April 9, 2014

Senate File 2319, an Act relating to improving student literacy skills, including addressing dyslexia, and providing teacher assistanc

April 10, 2014

House File 2438: an Act relating to the administration of the tax and related laws of the state, including administration by the Department of Revenue of certain tax credits and refunds, income taxes, franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, hotel and motel taxes, and equipment taxes, and modifying provisions relating to the property assessment appeal board, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

House File 475: an Act relating to the issuance of a search warrant to authorize the placement, tracking, monitoring, and removal of a global positioning device.

House File 2159: an Act relating to miller trusts and including applicability provisions.

House File 2183: an Act related to customers with delinquent accounts for the provisions of wastewater, sewer system, storm water drainage system, or sewage treatment services by a city utility or city enterprise.

House File 2192: an Act relating to rural water providers by making changes to water services requirements.

House File 2230: an Act relating to vehicle permit requirements for equipment used primarily for construction of permanent conservation practices on agricultural land, and including effective date provisions.

House File 2274: an Act concerning notice of fees imposed and collected by state agencies.

House File 2296: an Act relating to disposition of unclaimed property provisions applicable to gift certificates, and providing applicability provisions.

House File 2387: an Act providing for notice of garnishment and levy to a judgment debtor.

House File 2388: an Act relating to continuity of learning for children adjudicated under the juvenile justice law receiving foster care services.

House File 159: an Act relating to the possession of certain products with the intent to use the products to manufacture a controlled substance, and making penalties applicable.

House File 2423: an Act relating to statutory corrections which may adjust language to reflect current practices, insert earlier omissions, delete redundancies and inaccuracies, delete temporary language, resolve inconsistencies and conflicts, update ongoing provisions, or remove ambiguities and providing effective and applicability dates.

Senate File 2168: an Act creating the Iowa uniform Power of Attorney Act and providing penalties and including applicability provisions.

Senate File 2283: an Act providing a procedure for the escheatment of United States savings bonds presumed abandoned.

Senate File 2328: an Act providing for the reorganization of the code provisions relating to the Iowa Finance Authority, revising and eliminating programs, including the beginning farm loan program, providing for existing tax credits, providing for the powers and duties of the authority, and including effective date provisions.

April 11, 2014

Senate File 2339: an Act relating to the administration of the redevelopment tax credits program by the Economic Development Authority and including applicability provisions.

A photo of the bill signing can be found here. The photo can be attributed to the Iowa Governor’s Office.

April 17, 2014

Senate File 366: an Act relating to radon control in schools.

Senate File 2312: an Act relating to the continued effect of terms, conditions, covenants, and provisions contained in documents and instruments creating or regulating multiple housing cooperatives and horizontal property regimes, by allowing limited liability companies to form multiple housing cooperatives, and including applicability provisions.

April 24, 2014

Senate File 2310: an Act relating to the underage possession or consumption of alcohol and providing penalties.

Senate File 2311: an Act relating to sexual and criminal offenses involving minors and others, including prostitution, pimping, and human trafficking, providing for a fee, and including penalties and effective date and applicability provisions.

April 25, 2014

House File 499: an Act permitting the use of crossbows to hunt deer and providing penalties.

House File 2366: an Act related to the policy administration of elections and voter registration and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2118: an Act relating to domestic abuse protective orders and pets or companion animals owned or held by a petitioner, respondent, or minor child of the petitioner or respondent in a domestic abuse case.

Senate File 2195: an Act relating to matters under the purview of the utilities division of the Department of Commerce.

May 13, 2014

House File 2464: an Act providing for the rebate of state sales and use tax to the owner or operator of a raceway facility, and providing penalties.

May 16, 2014

House File 2459: an Act relating to the individual income tax by creating a tax credit for reserve peace officers and by modifying the tax credit for volunteer fire fighter and volunteer emergency medical services personnel and including retroactive applicability provisions.

May 21, 2014

Senate File 2344 an Act relating to renewable fuels, by providing for bio-butanol and bio-butanol blended gasoline, modifying the rate of the E-15 plus gasoline promotion tax credit and extending provisions for a biodiesel production refund, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

May 23, 2014

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following bills into law:

House Files:

House File 398 an Act relating to the duties and responsibilities of insurance producers under insurance policies or contracts.

House File 2109 an Act relating to vapor products and alternative nicotine products, and providing penalties.

House File 2273: an Act relating to certain state and local government activities related to vehicle registration, taxation of rental vehicles, and levee and drainage districts.

House File 2289: an Act relating to the regulation and use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

House File 2454: an Act relating to the beginning farmer tax credit program, including the agricultural assets transfer tax credit and the custom farming contract tax credit, by extending the carry forward period, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

House File 2468: an Act creating an individual income tax credit for qualified adoption expenses paid or incurred in connection with certain adoptions and including retroactive applicability provisions.

House File 2474: an Act expanding the criminal offense of and related penalties for sexual exploitation of include persons issued a school coaching authorization, and including effective date provisions.

House File 2476 an Act relating to funding of unified law enforcement districts, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

Senate Files:

Senate File 383 an Act relating to the sealing of juvenile delinquency records.

Senate File 2196 an Act relating to programs and services under the purview of the Department of Public Health, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2239 an Act relating to elder abuse and providing penalties.

May 26, 2014

Senate File 2352 an Act relating to the additional homestead credit for certain disabled veterans and including effective date and applicability provisions.

Senate File 303 an Act relating to veterans, military service members, and certain survivor beneficiaries and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

May 30, 2014

House Files

House File 2444: an Act relating to the administration of the tax and related laws of the Department of Revenue, including powers and duties of the director of administration of the inheritance tax, motor fuel and special fuel taxes, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

House File 2448: an Act relating to the administration of programs by the Economic Development Authority by modifying the high quality jobs program, creating a workforce housing tax incentives program and making penalties applicable, and repealing the enterprise zone program, and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions.

House File 2446: an Act exempting from the sales tax the sales price of diesel fuel trailer or seed tender used primarily in agricultural production.

House File 2466: an Act relating to the assessment of certain housing rented or leased to low-income individuals and families and including applicability provisions.

House File 2449: an Act relating to appropriations to the Judicial Branch.

Senate Files:

Senate File 2355: an Act relating to matters under the purview of the Department of Transportation, establishing a fee, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2359: an Act relating to the administration of certain economic development programs by the Economic Development Authority and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 2360: an Act creating the Medical Cannabidiol Act and providing penalties.

Senate File 2362: an Act relating to pari-mutuel racetracks, including by providing for live dog racing at pari-mutuel dog racetracks, providing for alternative licensure for dog racetracks, and establishing fees, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2364: an Act relating to state regulatory matters by exempting from sales tax the furnishing of certain environmental testing services, modifying the registration and regulation of motorsports recreational vehicles, recreational vehicle operators, and recreational vehicle cargo, and including fees, penalties, and effective date provisions.

Senate File 2347: an Act relating to the funding of, the operation of, and appropriation of moneys to the College Student Aid Commission, the Department for the Blind, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Regents, and providing for related matters.

Senate File 2130: an Act relating to and making transportation and other infrastructure-related appropriations to the Department of Transportation, including allocation and use of moneys from the road use tax fund and the primary road fund, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2297: an Act relating to the criminal transmission of a contagious or infectious disease, providing penalties, and including effective date provision.

Senate File 2337: an Act relating to the child and dependent care credit available against the individual income tax, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

Senate File 2340: an Act modifying provisions applicable to the solar energy system tax credit, and including date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 2343: an Act relating to qualification requirements for the renewable energy tax credit.

Senate File 2342: an Act relating to and making appropriations to certain state departments, agencies, funds, and certain other entities providing for regulatory authority, and other properly related matters, including penalties, and including effective date provisions.

The governor exercised his item-veto authority on the following bills:

House File 2463: an Act relating to appropriations for health and human services and veterans and including other related provisions and appropriations, extending the duration of county mental health and disabilities services fund per capita levy provisions, and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability date provisions.  Read item-veto message.

House File 2473: an Act relating to state and local finances by making appropriations, providing for fees, providing for legal responsibilities, and providing for regulatory requirements, taxation, and other properly related matters, and including penalties and effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. Read item-veto message.

House File 2450: an Act relating to appropriations to the justice system and including effective date provisions. Read item-veto message.

House File 2458: an Act relating to and making appropriations involving state government entities involved with agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection, providing for taxable property, making related statutory changes, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. Read item-veto message.

Senate File 2349: an Act relating to and making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund, the Technology Reinvestment Fund, and the Revenue Bonds Capitals II Fund, and providing for relating matters, and including effective date provisions. Read item-veto message.

The governor exercised his veto authority on the following two bills:

House File 2456: an Act relating to the approval and imposition of the facilities property tax levy and the equipment and program sharing property tax levy for a merged area and including effective date and applicability provisions. Read the veto message here

Senate File 2363: an Act relating to state and local finances by making transfers and appropriations, providing for properly related matters, and including effective date and applicability provisions. Read the veto message here