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Davis Brown Government Relations Report

The Davis Brown Government Relations Report provides updates on Iowa's legislative news.

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Iowa House Republicans Elect New Leaders - October 9, 2019

On Monday, October 7, 2019, the Iowa House Republicans held leadership elections triggered by Rep. Linda Upmeyer's announcement that she would step down as Speaker and not seek re-election in 2020. Read More »

 

Legislative Update: Idiopathic and Unexplained Falls - June 20, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, injuries in the workplace from idiopathic and unexplained falls will be subject to a new law. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report-End of Session Summary - April 30, 2019

After a number of long days and late nights, the First Session of the 88th General Assembly of Iowa adjourned sine die on Saturday, April 27, 2019-the 105th day of session, five days ahead of the scheduled adjournment date. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report - Week Fourteen - April 19, 2019

At the close of Week 14, with 2 weeks left until the scheduled adjournment date of May 3rd, both House and Senate Majority Leadership teams are signaling that the session is nearly complete. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report - Week Thirteen - April 12, 2019

Budget bills and confirmations were the focus of activity this week at the Capitol. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report - Week Twelve - April 5, 2019

With the end of week 12 came the end of the second funnel and the last chance for many policy bills to continue being considered this session. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report - Week Eleven - March 29, 2019

Week 11 brought a balanced amount of floor and committee work, with a pause on Wednesday for two special recognitions. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report - Week Ten - March 22, 2019

Three weeks out from the second funnel deadline, both the House and Senate continued to work through bills on their calendars. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report - Week Nine - March 15, 2019

This week was the first of four weeks between the funnels. Most effort right now is dedicated to getting bills passed by one chamber so the other chamber can begin committee work. Read More »

 

2019 Legislative Report - Week Eight - The First Funnel - March 8, 2019

This week was the first funnel week of the session. If at the end of this week a bill had not passed out of a committee in either chamber, that bill would no longer be eligible for debate this session and would be regarded as "dead." This funnel does not apply to appropriations or ways and means bills. Read More »

 

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