Gov. Branstad signs House File 589 and Senate File 2071 into law

March 02, 2012

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

House File 589: An Act relating to an offense involving agricultural operations, and providing penalties, and including effective date provisions.

The transmittal letter for HF 589 can be viewed here.

Senate File 2071: An Act relating to and making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and including effective dates.

In the transmittal letter attached to this release, Gov. Branstad disapproved of Section 1 of Senate File 2071, but approved the remainder of the legislation.

Gov. Branstad noted that the Section he vetoed reduces FY 2012 appropriations for utility expenses in most departments by $1 million, which is not needed since predictability and stability in state budgeting has been restored.

The item veto was made in accordance with Article III, Section 16, of the Constitution of the State of Iowa.