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Bills Signed Into Law

2015

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

July 02, 2015

  • Senate File 510: an Act relating to state and local finances by making appropriations, providing for fees, providing for legal responsibilities, providing for certain employee benefits, and providing for regulatory, taxation, and properly related matters, and including penalties, and effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions View veto message
  • Senate File 505: an Act relating to appropriations for health and human services and veterans and including other related provisions and appropriations, and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability date provisions View veto message
  • Senate File 499: an Act making appropriations to the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Economic Development Authority, the Iowa Finance Authority, the Public Employment Relations Board, the Department of Workforce Development, the State Board of Regents and certain regents institutions, modifying programs and duties of the Economic Development Authority, providing for other properly related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions View veto message
  • House File 666: an Act relating to state and local finances by making transfers and appropriations, providing for properly related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions View veto message
  • House File 651: an Act relating to expenditures of moneys from the E911 emergency communications fund, other duties of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other properly related matters. View veto message
  • House File 650: an Act relating to and making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund and the revenue bonds capitols II fund, providing for related matters, and including effective date provisions View veto message

The governor has signed the following bills:

July 02, 2015

  • Senate File 497: an Act relating to appropriations to the justice system, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions
  • Senate File 496: an Act relating to appropriations to the judicial branch and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 172: : an Act establishing the categorical state percent growth and including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 171: an Act establishing the state percent of growth and including effective date provisions
  • House File 659: 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 and including effective and retroactive applicability date provisions.
  • House File 658: House File 658: an Act relating to the funding of, the operation of, and the appropriation of moneys in the college student aid commission, the Department for the Blind, the Department of Education, and the state board of regents, providing for related matters, and providing effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions.
  • House File 632: House File 632: an Act relating to various matters involving insurance and the insurance division of the Department of Commerce and including effective date provisions.

June 26, 2015

  • Senate File 485: an Act relating to the voter-approved physical plant and equipment levy by authorizing school districts to exceed the statutory levy rate limit following the refunding of refinancing of certain loan agreements and including effective date provisions
  • Senate File 176: an Act relating to school district property tax replacement payments for certain budget years and including effective date provisions
  • House File 661: an Act relating to probate and estate-related laws, including the deduction of administrative expenses on the Iowa fiduciary income tax return, the Iowa inheritance tax, fiduciaries' right to property and information, and the surviving spouse's elective share, and including applicability provisions
  • House File 645: an Act modifying provisions applicable to the renewable energy tax credit, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions
  • House File 635: an Act relating to matters under the purview of the Department of Transportation, providing fees, and including effective date provisions

June 23, 2015

  • House File 655: an Act relating to community development by establishing application rules and limitations for wireless communications facilities and infrastructure and modifying provisions related to reinvestment districts and flood mitigation projects, and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions.

June 18, 2015

  • Senate File 513: Senate File 513: an Act relating to and making appropriations for a period of short duration beginning July 1, 2015, providing for related legal and other matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 494:: an Act relating to and making appropriations involving state government entities involved with agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection.
  • House File 662: an Act relating to vital statistics, including access to birth records and vital statistics fees collected by the state and county registrars of vital statistics.
  • House File299: an Act prohibiting the use of agreements concerning private land owners entered into by the Loess Hills Development and conservation authority of the Loess Hills Alliance.
  • House File 660: an Act requiring a public hearing prior to increasing the rate of a franchise fee imposed by a city.
  • House File 624:: an Act increasing the number of years that a taxpayer may claim a custom farming contract tax credit under a contract executed by the holder of agricultural land and a qualified beginning farmer, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.
  • House File 616: an Act relating to property tax credits and assessment by modifying filing deadline provisions, modifying requirements relating to property assessment notices and equalization order notices, modifying provisions relating to property assessment protests and assessor informal reviews, and including effective date and applicability provisions.
  • House File 607: an Act expanding the definition of a public utility for purposes of provisions governing public utility crossings of railroad rights-of-ways, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 603: an Act exempting from the sales tax the sales price for the use of self-pay washer and dryers.
  • House File 550: an Act requiring publication on the internet of contact information for elective public officers.
  • House File 544: an Act regarding the use of waste conversion technologies as a waste management practice.

June 03, 2015

  • Senate File 500 : an Act relating to family support programs and provisions including those relating to child support and establishment of paternity.

May 22, 2015

  • Senate File 501: an Act relating to interstate student tuition reciprocity agreements involving certain postsecondary educational institutions, creating a tuition refund fund, appropriations moneys from the fund, and including effective date provisions. A
  • Senate File 486: an Act relating to the approval and imposition of the facilities property tax levy and equipment replacement and program sharing property tax levy for a merged area and including effective date and applicability provisions.
  • House File 626: an Act relating to the processes for appealing tax matters in this state by extending the future repeal of the Property Assessment Appeal Board, providing for the future repeal of the state board of tax review, providing for appeals to the director of revenue for certain tax matters and modifying the powers and duties of the director of revenue, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 504: an Act relating to insurance, including electronic delivery and posting of insurance notices and documents and to certain duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of insurance producers.

May 15, 2015

  • Senate File 488: an Act relating to air quality, by providing for the establishment, imposition, and collection of fees, the creation of administration of funds and programs, making appropriations, and including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 482: an Act concerning social and charitable gambling and making penalties applicable.
  • Senate File 366: an Act relating to the reexamination and recalculation of disability retirement benefits for beneficiaries under the public safety peace officers’ retirement, accident, and disability system.
  • House File 646: an Act relating to the use of revenues resulting from the physical plant and equipment levy and including applicability provisions.
  • House File 638: an Act concerning the reporting and payment of wine gallonage sales and taxes.
  • House File 634: an Act providing for the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Administration of certain functions, including by eliminating past dates and relating to a determination of Iowa-foaled horse and to the rehabilitation and conservations of land affected by coal mining, providing for payment by the department for the examination of certain articles, allowing the department to adopt by reference certain federal publications affecting milk and milk products, modifying the definition of biobutanol, eliminating departmental duties and fees relating to weights and measures, providing for purchased-grain fees paid into the Iowa grain indemnity fund, and changing the name of the division of soil and water conservation and the name of its appointed administrative official.
  • House File 637: an Act relating to 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.
  • House File 630: an Act appropriating federal funds made available from federal block grants and other nonstate sources, allocating portions of federal block grants, and providing procedures if federal funds are more or less than anticipated or if federal block grants are more or less than anticipated.
  • House File 622: an Act relating to certain fees charged in connection with vehicle rental agreements and making penalties applicable.
  • House File 229: an Act relating to the regulation of free offers and buying club memberships.

May 07, 2015

  • House File 615: an Act relating to the establishment, operation, and dissolution of rural improvement zones.
  • House File 585: an Act establishing an address confidentiality program in the Office of the Secretary of State for a victim of domestic abuse, domestic abuse assault, sexual abuse, stalking, and human trafficking and providing for a fee and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 397 : an Act defining occasional work for purposes of the state child labor law.

May 01, 2015

  • Senate File 75: An act relating to the use of blue and white lighting devices and reflectors during snow and ice treatment and removal, making penalties applicable, and including sunset date provisions.
  • Senate File 487: An act regulating the sale of portable electronics insurance, including requiring licensure, providing for fees and penalties, and including effective date provisions.
  • Senate File 479: An act concerning the apportionment of certain gross receipts of a broadcaster for purposes of Iowa income tax, and including retroactive applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 415: An act related to elections administration.
  • Senate File 385: An act relating to the expungement of not-guilty verdicts and dismissed criminal-charge records, and including effective date and applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 199:: An act making changes to the campaign finance laws relating to independent expenditures and making penalties applicable.
  • House File 621: An act relating to the administration of the streamlined sales and use tax agreement by the department of revenue.
  • House File 599: : An act relating to the division of assets and liabilities of school districts involved in a reorganization or dissolution and including applicability provisions.
  • House File 583: An act relating to the control of effluent from animal truck wash facilities, by requiring certain permits, regulating storage and application of effluent, and making penalties applicable.
  • House File 548: An act requiring the Iowa Utilities Board to adopt administrative rules relating to the safety of distributed electric generation facilities.
  • House File 507: An act relating to certain delinquent accounts for wastewater, sewer system, storm water drainage, and sewage treatment services.
  • House File 447: An act requiring wireless communications service providers to provide call locations in circumstances of emergency, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 347: An act relating to the licensure of child care programs operated or contracted for by a school district or accredited nonpublic school and including effective date provisions.

April 24, 2015

  • Senate File 463: An act relating to the redesign of mental health and disabilities services administered by regions comprised of counties.
  • Senate File 462: An act relating to the maintenance and administration of epinephrine in schools and certain other facilities.
  • Senate File 457: An act allowing the Office of Ombudsman access in the performance of its duties to the minutes and audio recording of a closed session
  • Senate File 456: An act concerning the sale and off-premises transportation and consumption of certain containers of beer.
  • Senate File 448: An act relating to the commission of a Class “A” felony by a person under eighteen years of age, providing penalties, and including effective date and applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 438: An act requiring the Racing and Gaming Commission to conduct a study on exchange wagering.
  • Senate File 434: An act relating to continuing education requirements for licensed barbers.
  • Senate File 412: An act relating to child welfare, including provisions relating to child in need of assistance and delinquency cases.
  • Senate File 401: An act relating to sub-acute care facilities.
  • Senate File 335: An act relating to the release of certain information to a procurement organization.
  • Senate File 306: An act relating to communication and visitation between an adult ward and another person.
  • Senate File 292: An act relating to the confidentiality of certain juvenile court records.
  • Senate File 274: An act relating to programs and services under the purview of the Department of Public Health including the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and the medical residency training matching grants program and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.
  • Senate File 203: An act relating to persons and activities regulated by the Board of Nursing.
  • Senate File 167: An act related to the compensation of elective county officers.
  • Senate File 135: An act relating to campaign finance by requiring electronic filing of certain statements and reports and by raising the minimum dollar amounts that trigger certain regulations.
  • Senate File 135: An act relating to campaign finance by requiring electronic filing of certain statements and reports and by raising the minimum dollar amounts that trigger certain regulations.
  • Senate File 125: An act relating to alcoholic beverage control and matters under the purview of the Alcoholic Beverages Division of the Department of Commerce.
  • House File 579: An act relating to the regulation of health care facilities, elder group homes, assisted living programs, and adult day services programs.
  • House File 569: An act relating to notice of garnishment and levy to a judgment debtor.
  • House File 558: An act relating to disorderly conduct by persons at funeral or memorial services and making penalties applicable.
  • House File 525: An act allowing a professional limited liability company or a partnership of veterinarians to provide veterinary care.
  • House File 468:: An act relating to the appointment of mental health advocates.
  • House File 449: An act relating to mental health crisis facilities.
  • House File 414: An act requiring disclosures by private providers of veterans benefits services and including penalties.
  • House File 381: An act relating to the Iowa Health Information Network, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 287: An act relating to counterfeit, nonfunctional, or unsafe air bags, providing penalties, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 227: An act relating to strip searches of persons at a jail or municipal holding facility.
  • House File 203: An act providing for the licensing of respiratory care and polysomnography practitioners and polysomnographic technologists and exceptions thereto, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.

April 17, 2015

  • Senate File 451: An act relating to the transfer of jurisdiction from the Juvenile Court to the District Court related to a child in need of assistance case.
  • Senate File 435: An act relating to public access to data processing software under Iowa’s Open Records Law.
  • Senate File 276: An act relating to the administration of medical licenses by the Board of Medicine.
  • Senate File 264: An act relating to access to local exchange service information.
  • Senate File 222: An act relating to the disposition of seized firearms or ammunition.
  • Senate File 218: An act relating to the operation of a snowmobile within the right-of-way of an interstate highway or freeway and including penalty provisions.
  • Senate File 201: An act relating to the findings of an examining physician assistant for a person believed to be seriously mentally impaired in an emergency situation.
  • Senate File 200: An act relating to the employment and duties of the executive director of the Dental Board.
  • Senate File 155: An act relating to the illumination of rear registration plates on dump trucks and construction vehicles.
  • House File 563: An act relating to vehicle recyclers, including the transfer of motor vehicles to vehicle recyclers and compliance with the national motor vehicle title information system, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 529: An act relating to drainage and levee districts, by providing for mergers, repairs and improvements, and elections.
  • House File 515: An act relating to the use of the district management levy and including applicability provisions.
  • House File 467: An act relating to violations of deer and wild turkey harvest reporting requirements and including penalty provisions.
  • House File 421: An act relating to the qualifications for community college career and technical education instructors.
  • House File 259: An act relating to certain persons who are excluded from coverage under the Workers’ Compensation Law of this state.
  • House File 258: An act relating to sexual misconduct with offenders and juveniles, and providing penalties.
  • House File 172: An act relating to corporations’ powers and duties, document filings, meetings, mergers, voting procedures, and the functions of directors and officers.
  • House File 146: An act concerning gambling game prohibited activities and making penalties applicable.

April 14, 2015

  • Senate File 426: : An Act relating to privileged communications between health care provider or health facility and a patient following an adverse health care incident.
  • Senate File 267: An Act relating to privileged communications between certain peer support group counselors and officers.
  • House File 488: : An Act relating to the programs of the Iowa commission on volunteer service by establishing an Iowa reading corps and specifying uses of funds.

April 08, 2015

  • Senate File 392: an Act relating to hunter education license requirements, providing for a hunting license with an apprentice hunter designation, and including penalty provisions.
  • Senate File 217: an Act concerning Iowa Finance Authority duties regarding the title guaranty board and the shelter assistance fund.
  • House File 536: 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 and retroactive applicability provisions.
  • House File 535: an Act relating to non-substantive code corrections.
  • House File 496: an Act establishing certain privileges claimed for or by military victim advocates.
  • House File 455: an Act requiring the submission of a corporate governance annual disclosure to the commissioner of insurance by certain insurers of insurance groups, and including penalties and applicability date provisions.

April 02, 2015

  • House File 395: an Act relating to the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers and including effective date provisions.

April 01, 2015

  • House File 570: Act providing for an exemption from municipal tort liability for claims arising from recreational activities on municipality-controlled property.

March 31, 2015

  • Senate File 440: an Act relating to interstate contracts for substance abuse and mental health care and treatment.
  • Senate File 323: an Act concerning lottery games and revenue for support of veterans.
  • Senate File 223: an Act relating to support of the poor by certain relatives.
  • Senate File 198: an Act relating to the regulation of certified public accountants and certified public accounting firms.
  • Senate File 150: an Act increasing the criminal penalty for a sexually violent predator who escapes or attempts to escape from custody.
  • Senate File 134: an Act concerning bonding requirements for a wine direct shipper license.
  • Senate File 131: an Act relating to information the Board of Educational Examiners is required to review regarding applicants for license renewal.
  • Senate File 130: an Act making changes to certain limitations within the National Guard Educational Assistance Program.
  • House File 445: an Act relating to payment of costs for educational services for children residing in certain psychiatric hospitals or institutions.
  • House File 372: an Act relating to court appointed special advocates and the confidentiality of information regarding a child receiving foster care.
  • House File 371: an Act relating to allowable disclosures of radon testing results.
  • House File 266: an Act regarding disposal of yard waste in landfills operating a methane collection system.
  • House File 202: an Act relating to licensure of retired volunteer dentists and dental hygienists.
  • House File 131: an Act concerning the definition of beer for purposes of beer brewers and wholesalers.

March 05, 2015

  • Senate File 173: an Act relating to school district property tax replacement payments and including effective date provisions.
  • House File 205: an Act modifying reporting requirements relating to veterans attending postsecondary educational institutions.
  • House File 167: an Act concerning access to documents during the competitive bidding process for public improvement contracts.
  • House File 166: an Act relating to the disabled veteran homestead tax credit by modifying eligibility criteria and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.
  • House File 159: an Act relating to the administration of combined guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
  • House File 123: an Act making a statutory correction to remove an inconsistency regarding the employment of the executive director of the Board of Educational Examiners.

February 25, 2015

  • Senate File 257: an Act relating to transportation funding by limiting the term of indebtedness for certain county projects, modifying certain permit fees, modifying the rate of the excise taxes on motor fuel and certain special fuel, establishing a fuel distribution percentage formula for certain special fuel used in motor vehicles, requiring legislative review of the fuel distribution percentage formulas, extending the repeal date of the Access Iowa Highway Plan, and including effective date provisions.

February 17, 2015

  • Senate File 126: An Act updating the code references to the internal revenue code and decoupling from certain federal bonus depreciation provisions, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

The governor exercised his veto authority on the following bills:

July 02, 2015

  • House File 652: : an Act relating to underground storage tanks, including by establishing an underground storage tank cost share grants program and fund and making an appropriation View veto message

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