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Bills Signed Into Law

2017

The governor has signed the following bills:

April 21, 2017

  • Senate File 497: an Act relating to transportation and other infrastructure-related appropriations to the Dept. of Transportation, including allocation and use of moneys from the road use tax fund and the primary road fund.
  • Senate File 484: an Act relating to pharmacy regulation, including alternate Board of Pharmacy members, drug disposal program funding, an impaired professionals program, and pharmacy internet sites.
  • Senate File 451: an Act relating to certain payments made through a county treasurer's internet site.
  • Senate File 419: an Act relating to the nurse licensure compact, including provisions for assessments against party states, and including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 411: an Act relating to contractor registration and licensing by the Dept. of Public Health and the Dept. of Workforce Development and related fees and including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 403: an Act relating to the theft of equipment rental property, and making penalties applicable.
  • Senate File 374: an Act relating to providing legal assistance to indigent persons in criminal proceedings, and including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 275: an Act relating to termination of parental rights proceedings based upon safety or security concerns.
  • House File 626: an Act eliminating filing fees for requests for independent review of certain determinations under long-term care insurance policies.
  • House File 545: an Act relating to the public disclosure of information regarding founded child abuse involving a child fatality or near fatality.
  • House File 534: an Act relating to exceptions from child care facility licensing requirements.
  • House File 485: an Act allowing city council members to serve a city's volunteer fire department in any position of capacity.
  • House File 410: an Act relating to classifying palmer amaranth as a primary noxious weed and an invasive plant and making penalties applicable.
  • House File 396: an Act relating to definition of child foster care for the purposes of child care provided by a relative of a child.
  • House File 308: an Act relating to release of certain military personnel records.
  • House File 253: an Act relating to proceedings and actions regarding paternity and the obligation of support.
  • House File 234: an Act relating to reports filed with the court by mental health advocates for persons with mental health disorders.
  • House File 232: an Act relating to pronouncements of death by registered nurses and physician assistants.
  • House File 146: an Act relating to notice requirements for actions for forcible entry and detainer.
  • House File 134: an Act relating to the authority of cities to regulate and restrict the occupancy of residential rental property.

April 20, 2017

  • Senate File 51: an Act relating to a cytomegalovirus public health initiative and the testing of newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus.
  • Senate File 493: an Act relating to the authority of combined benefited recreational lake and water quality districts when issuing bonds.
  • Senate File 406: an Act exempting motor vehicles carrying an implement of husbandry from certain permit requirements.
  • Senate File 362: an Act barring claims against fairs for damages arising out of the transmission of pathogens from certain animals housed on the fairgrounds.
  • Senate File 333: an Act relating to a fiduciary’s access to digital assets and including applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 237: an Act relating to the practice of public accountants.
  • House File 543: an Act relating to child in need of assistance and child abuse cases involving certain drugs and other substances.
  • House File 473: an Act relating to high school equivalency programs and assessments and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 314: an Act relating to utility maintenance vehicles and solid waste or recycling collection service vehicles, and making penalties applicable.
  • House File 263: an Act relating to the criminal offenses of domestic abuse and authorized placement of a global positioning device, and providing penalties.

April 17, 2017

  • Senate File 444: an Act relating to public safety on highways, including the use of electronic communication devices while driving where such use results in death and the establishment of a statewide sobriety and drug monitoring program, and providing penalties.
  • Senate File 234: an Act relating to the use of electronic communication devices to write, send, or view electronic messages while driving as a primary offense, and making penalties applicable.

April 13, 2017

  • Senate File 373: an Act relating to service in the national guard and reserve components of the armed forces, including applicability of reemployment protections, and military justice jurisdiction and statutes of limitation.
  • Senate File 355: an Act relating to municipal utilities, by restricting the regulatory authority of the Iowa Utilities Board with regard to certain services, and authorizing city utilities to require deposits for gas or electric services for residential rental properties.
  • House File 572: an Act relating to employment services programs administered by the Department of Workforce Development by modifying the membership requirements and duties of the Iowa Workforce Development Board and authorizing the Department to carry out unemployment insurance systems modernization, making appropriations, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 542: an Act relating to eligibility requirements for individuals claiming unemployment insurance benefits in consecutive benefit years and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 541: an Act relating to licensed real estate professionals and real estate disclosure statements.
  • House File 533: an Act relating to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 471: an Act relating to election precinct boundaries and consolidations.
  • House File 441: an Act relating to the use of child labor in laundry occupations.
  • Senate File 438: an Act relating to bidding and contracting for public improvement projects, making penalties applicable, and including effective date and applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 413: an Act relating to statute-of-repose periods for improvements to real property and including applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 250: an Act establishing a notification requirement for mammogram reports to patients, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 568: an Act relating to pari-mutuel wagering, including horse and dog racing medication requirements and the applicability of certain setoff procedures to advance deposit wagering operators and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 517: an Act relating to offensive and dangerous weapons, and the justifiable use of reasonable and deadly force, including carrying, possessing, transferring, and acquiring weapons, the purchase and regulation of such weapons, providing penalties, and including effective date and applicability provisions.
  • House File 475: an Act relating to the use of a straight wall cartridge rifle to hunt deer and including penalties.
  • House File 183: an Act relating to service of copies of court documents on certain persons relating to the receipt of emergency protective services by a dependent adult.

April 12, 2017

  • Senate File 479: an Act relating to the performance of educational services by licensed dental hygienists.
  • Senate File 472: an Act relating to snowmobile registration and use of moneys from the special snowmobile fund.
  • Senate File 462: an Act relating to the transfer of moneys collected by the Office of the Chief Information Officer for furnishing certified abstracts of drivers’ operating records.
  • Senate File 439: an Act relating to the disposal or return of certain notices and certificates filed or recorded during certain periods of time.
  • Senate File 358: an Act relating to search warrants, by allowing an application for and the issuance of a search warrant by electronic means, and allowing for the written inventory of any property seized to be filed with the clerk of the district court, and including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 257: an Act relating to bass fishing in the state.
  • Senate File 230: an Act concerning payment of insurance premium costs by members and full-time employees of the general assembly and including effective date and applicability provisions.
  • House File 591: an Act relating to physician supervision of physician assistants, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.
  • House File 584: an Act concerning the duties of the Department of Veterans Affairs relative to veteran exposure to Agent Orange.
  • House File 576: an Act relating to background investigations of individuals employed through temporary staffing agencies with certain health care providers.
  • House File 547: an Act relating to background investigations conducted by the Department of Human Services.
  • House File 529: an Act providing for conformity with federal law relating to civil penalties for violations of the state occupational safety and health law and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 52: an Act relating to the criminal offense of interference with official acts and certain county-provided bailiff services, and providing penalties.
  • House File 511: an Act relating to the administration of the state forest nurseries.
  • House File 488: an Act relating to non-substantive code corrections.
  • House File 469: an Act relating to the election of commissioners of soil and water conservation districts.
  • House File 467: an Act including law enforcement communications systems within the scope of state communications included in the Iowa Communications Network.
  • House File 309: an Act relating to certificates of insurance, including penalties and effective date and applicability provisions.
  • House File 307: an Act relating to the procedures for granting a water works or sewer services franchise by a city and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 306: an Act relating to the requirements for nurse aide training and testing programs.
  • House File 254: an Act relating to tagging requirements for deer carcasses and including penalties.
  • House File 241: an Act concerning the administration of the duties of the county Commissions of Veterans Affairs.
  • House File 218: an Act increasing the maximum allowable length for single trucks operated on the highways of this state.
  • House File 202: an Act relating to the solid waste environmental management systems program and beautification grants.
  • House File 133: an Act relating to guardians ad litem, attorneys for minor children, child custody investigators, and child and family reporters involved in child custody and visitation proceedings.

April 07, 2017

  • Senate File 448: an Act relating to insurers in possession of salvage motor vehicles.
  • Senate File 410: an Act relating to a declaration concerning the final disposition of a person’s remains and including applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 405: 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 including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 351: an Act providing for the elimination of the Iowa Emergency Response Commission.
  • Senate File 332: an Act making changes to the controlled substance schedules, and providing penalties, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 593: an Act authorizing mental health professionals to perform certain functions relating to persons with substance-related disorders and persons with mental illness.
  • House File 586: an Act relating to financial matters, including mechanic’s liens, and the Iowa Finance Authority by establishing a rent subsidy program, modifying shelter assistance fund grant award requirements, and revising filing requirements for certain bonds and notes issued by the authority.
  • House File 464: an Act relating to the crossing of highways by all-terrain vehicles and off-road utility vehicles, and making a penalty applicable.

March 31, 2017

  • House File 548: an Act relating to continuous quality improvement for the care of individuals with stroke, and providing for contingent implementation.
  • House File 518: an Act relating to workers’ compensation and including applicability provisions.
  • House File 445: an Act relating to public utilities and other infrastructure, including the confidentiality of certain information relating to cyber security or critical infrastructure, the authority of utilities to make temporary rate changes, and presiding officers at public information meetings held for electric transmission line franchise petitions.

March 30, 2017

  • House File 544: an Act including personal degradation as a form of dependent adult abuse by caretakers in facilities and programs regulated by the Department of Inspections and Appeals, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 531: an Act relating to oversight of public assistance programs, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 462: an Act providing for the confidentiality of certain records provided by gambling licensees to the racing and gaming commission.
  • House File 295: an Act prohibiting counties and cities from establishing certain regulations relating to employment matters and the sale or marketing of consumer merchandise, providing for properly related matters, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 289: an Act relating to the issuance of driver’s licenses, nonoperator’s identification cards, and persons with disabilities identification devices by certain counties, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 215: an Act requiring certain health insurance policies, contracts, or plans to provide coverage of applied behavior analysis for treatment of autism spectrum disorder for certain individuals, and including applicability and effective date provisions.
  • House File 518: an Act relating to workers’ compensation and including applicability provisions.
  • House File 295: an Act prohibiting counties and cities from establishing certain regulations relating to employment matters and the sale or marketing of consumer merchandise, providing for properly related matters, and including effective date provisions.

March 29, 2017

  • Senate File 447: an Act providing for certain court actions involving an allegation of a public or private nuisance or the interference with a person’s comfortable use and enjoyment of life or property caused by an animal feeding operation, providing for the award of damages, costs, and expenses, and including effective date provisions.

March 23, 2017

  • Senate File 409: an Act relating to state credit union examinations and boards meetings called by the superintendent of credit unions, and providing penalties.
  • Senate File 376: an Act relating to disclosure of asbestos bankruptcy trust claims in civil asbestos actions, asbestos and silica claims prioritization, and successor corporation asbestos-related liability, and including applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 357: an Act modifying licensing provisions applicable to electricians and electrical contractors.
  • House File 577: an Act relating to exemptions from disciplinary action for persons licensed to practice health-related professions based on their treatment of Lyme Disease or other tick-borne diseases, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 372: an Act relating to turns against red lights made by vehicular traffic.
  • House File 303: an Act relating to notifications made by the commissioner of insurance of the potential need for a receivership for certain preneed sellers and cemeteries.
  • House File 203: an Act authorizing the use of primary road fund moneys for the secondary road and municipal street systems.

March 22, 2017

  • Senate File 331: an Act relating to energy efficiency reporting requirements applicable to certain gas and electric utilities.

March 16, 2017

  • House File 312: an Act permitting motor vehicles to stand unattended without first stopping the engine.
  • House File 311: an Act relating to provisions applicable to life insurance companies and associations, and credit for reinsurance, and including retroactive applicability provisions.
  • House File 217: an Act relating to disciplinary actions taken against a licensed school employee required to be reported to the board of educational examiners.

March 10, 2017

  • House File 305: an Act relating to the prescribing of biological products and making penalties applicable.
  • House File 293: an Act concerning state purchasing from prison industries for products manufactured in this state.

March 01, 2017

  • House File 231: an Act relating to powers and programs of the economic development authority, including apprentice eligibility under the apprenticeship training program, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

February 17, 2017

  • House File 291: an Act relating to employment matters involving public employees including collective bargaining, educator employment matters, personnel records and settlement agreements, city civil service requirements, and health insurance matters, making penalties applicable, and including effective date, applicability, and transition provisions.

February 08, 2017

  • Senate File 166: an Act relating to the state school foundation program, by modifying requirements for the enactment of the state percents of growth, establishing state percents of growth, modifying provisions relating to school district property tax replacement payments, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

February 01, 2017

  • Senate File 130: an Act relating to public funding and regulatory matters and making, reducing, transferring, and supplementing appropriations for expenditures in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and including effective date provisions.

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