Davis Brown Government Relations Report

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

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Preliminary Results from Election Night 2020 - November 4, 2020

Preliminary Results from Election Night 2020 Read More »

2020 Iowa Legislative Report - July 14, 2020

The Iowa Legislative Session ended on June 14, and the Governor has now signed or vetoed all of the bills that had been sent to her. Read More »

Miscellaneous Tax Changes in HF2641 - June 29, 2020

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill that made several changes to Iowa tax laws. This post highlights several miscellaneous changes that became effective immediately. Read More »

Iowa Law Changes Affecting 529 Plan Accounts - June 26, 2020

New Iowa law permits 529 plan withdrawals for apprenticeship expenses and limited repayment of education loans, extends the date for 2019 tax year 529 plan contributions, and excludes from income refunds of qualified higher education expenses re-contributed to a 529 plan. Read More »

Iowa Reinvestment Act Rejuvenated - June 25, 2020

Under the Iowa Reinvestment Act, municipalities may apply to the Iowa Economic Development Authority to establish a reinvestment district and receive tax-generated funds for large-scale development projects. Read More »

Pay Your Taxes On Time - New Tax Laws Change Penalties - June 24, 2020

The Iowa Legislature's passage of HF2641 makes several changes to Iowa tax law. Among these changes are updates to the Department of Revenue's penalties. Read More »

Iowa Legislature's 2020 Sales and Use Tax Changes - June 23, 2020

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill enacting several changes to Iowa tax laws - including sales and use tax. Read More »

2020 Legislative Report End of Session Summary - June 16, 2020

After an 11-week recess due to COVID-19 and a number of long days and late nights, the "second" session of the 88th General Assembly of Iowa adjourned sine die at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020, almost two months after it was originally scheduled to adjourn (April 21, the 100th day). Read More »

Legislative Session Resumes for 2020 2.0 - June 5, 2020

Legislators returned to the Capitol Wednesday, June 3, to resume the 2020 session after being paused due to COVID-19 for 11 weeks. The session is expected to adjourn sine die for 2020 on Friday, June 12. Read More »

May 29 Update - State and Federal COVID-19 Response - May 29, 2020

The Legislature reconvenes next week and Governor Reynolds continues to relax restrictions in the state. Read More »

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