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Gov. Branstad takes action on 21 bills

May 29, 2012

Governor Branstad takes action on 5 bills today

May 25, 2012

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today took action on the following legislation:

House File 2336: An Act relating to appropriations involving state government entities involved with agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection, and including effective date provisions. SEE ITEM VETO HERE.

House File 2337: An Act relating to appropriations to the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Economic Development Authority, certain Boards of Regents institutions, the Department of Workforce Development, the Iowa Finance Authority, the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund, and the Public Employment Relations Board, eliminating the film tax credit program, providing for other properly related matters, including effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions. SEE ITEM-VETO HERE.

House File 2465: An Act relating to state and local finances by making and adjusting appropriations, providing for funding of property tax credits and reimbursements and for other matters pertaining to taxation, providing for fees and criminal penalties, providing for legal responsibilities, providing for certain insurance and employee benefits, and providing for properly related matters, and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions. SEE ITEM-VETO HERE.

Senate File 2336: An Act relating to appropriations for health and human services and including other related provisions and appropriations, making penalties applicable, and including effective, retroactive, and applicability date provisions. SEE ITEM VETO HERE.

Senate File 2338: An Act relating to government operations and efficiency and other related matters and including effective date and applicability provisions. READ THE GOVERNOR’S VETO HERE.

Governor Branstad signs 16 bills into law

May 25, 2012

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today signed the following legislation into law:

House File 609: An Act relating to trusts and estates including the administration of small estates, and certain state inheritance tax provisions, and including applicability provisions.

House File 2335: An Act relating to appropriations to the justice system, and providing effective dates.

House File 2338: An Act relating to appropriations to the judicial branch.

House File 2460: An Act relating to Iowa’s urban renewal law and incremental taxes by modifying provisions relating to divisions of revenue, modifying provisions relating to the approval of urban renewal plans and projects and approval of the use of certain local sales and services tax revenue, requiring certain reporting and auditing, and including applicability provisions.

House File 2466: An Act relating to veterans by making appropriations to the Commission of Veterans Affairs for the provision of veterans services and by providing certain sales tax exemptions to qualified organizations representing veterans, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

House File 2470: An Act providing for sales and use taxes collected on farm machinery and equipment.

House File 2473: An Act relating to economic development and the use of funds by establishing programs and funds, affecting programs, tax incentives, and project completion and other assistance administered by the Economic Development Authority, by replacing references to the Economic Development Fund and Financial Assistance Program, and by providing spending authority, by providing for properly related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 466: An Act relating to residential contractors and providing a penalty and including applicability provisions.

Senate File 2237: An Act relating to social and charitable gambling concerning allowable prizes at annual game nights conducted by religious organizations and concerning the frequency of reporting and distribution of proceeds requirements for certain qualified organizations licensed to conduct social and charitable gambling.

Senate File 2283: An Act relating to various recreation and conservation activities under the purview of the Department of Natural Resources, providing for repeals, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2284: An Act relating to programs and activities under the purview of the Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Board of Educational Examiners, the State Board of Regents, school districts, and accredited nonpublic schools, and including effective date provisions. CLICK HERE TO READ THE GOVERNOR’S SIGNING LETTER ON SENATE FILE 2284

Senate File 2313: An Act relating to appropriations to certain state departments, agencies, funds, and certain other entities, providing for regulatory authority, and other properly related matters and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. CLICK HERE TO READ THE GOVERNOR’S SIGNING LETTER ON SENATE FILE 2313

Senate File 2315: An Act relating to redesign of publicly funded mental health and disability services by requiring certain core services and addressing other services and providing for establishment of regions, revising related property tax levy provisions, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

Senate File 2321: An Act relating to the funding of, the operation of, and appropriation of moneys to the College Student Aid Commission, the Department of the Blind, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Regents, and providing effective date provisions.

Senate File 2342: An Act relating to state taxation by providing specified tax credits for the construction and installation of solar energy systems and geothermal heat pumps, modifying sales and use tax provisions related to property purchased for resale, and creating a sales tax exemption for certain items purchased for use in providing vehicle wash and wax services and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions.

Senate File 2343: An Act making changes to the controlled substance schedules, applying penalties, and including effective date provisions.


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