Gov. Reynolds signs Senate File 512 into law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following bill into law on Wednesday:

Senate File 512: an Act relating to water quality by amending the wastewater  treatment financial assistance program, creating a water  quality infrastructure fund, establishing a water quality  financing program, providing for cost-share programs for  infrastructure on agricultural and urban land under the  water quality initiative, creating a water service excise  tax and a related sales tax exemption, making transfers and  appropriations and other changes properly related to water  quality, and including effective date provisions.

“I am proud that the first piece of legislation I signed as governor was a water quality bill,” Gov. Reynolds said. “This law is a significant step in the right direction and should ignite a continuing conversation as we work to make a positive impact on water quality in Iowa.”

Senate File 512 passed the Iowa House of Representatives 59-41 on January 23, 2018, and the Iowa Senate 31-19 on April 19, 2017.