2020 Legislative Update #1

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The ODCP Legislative Update is a weekly recap of action in the Iowa Legislature relating to drug control and criminal justice issues, the aim of which is to keep you informed of proposed legislation and any progress it makes toward becoming law.

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The 88th General Assembly

Legislative Update
January 17, 2020

2020 SESSION TIMETABLE
*Subject to change*

JANUARY 13 First day of session (Iowa Code Sec. 2.1)

JANUARY 24 (Friday of the 2nd week) Final day for individual Senator and Representative requests for bill and joint resolution drafts to the Legislative Services Agency (Senate Rule 27 and House Rule 29)

FEBRUARY 21 (Friday of the 6th week)** Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of Senate Committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of House committees (Joint Rule 20)

FEBRUARY 24 - 28 (7th week) Senate considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business; House considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (Joint Rule 20)

MARCH 2 -13 (8th and 9th weeks) Debate not limited by rule

MARCH 20 (Friday of the 10th week)** Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of House committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of Senate committees (Joint Rule 20)

MARCH 23 - 27 (11th week) Senate considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business; House considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (Joint Rule 20)

MARCH 30 (Beginning of the 12th week) Only the following bills and resolutions are eligible for consideration: (Joint Rule 20)

▪ Bills passed by both Houses
▪ Appropriations Bills
▪ Ways and Means Bills
▪ Government Oversight Bills
▪ Legalizing Acts
▪ Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills
▪ Committee Bills related to delayed or suspended Administrative Rules [Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8(9)]
▪ Bills co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House
▪ Conference Committee Reports
▪ Companion Bills sponsored by Senate and House Majority Leaders
▪ Concurrent or Simple Resolutions
▪ Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules
▪ Bills on the Veto Calendar (Joint Rule 23)
▪ Unfinished Business

APRIL 6 (Beginning of the 13th week) Amendments need not be filed on the day preceding floor debate (House Rule 31.8)

APRIL 21 100th calendar day of the session [Per diem expenses end - Iowa Code Sec. 2.10(1)]

**The February 21 and March 20 committee deadlines do not apply to Appropriations Bills, Ways and Means Bills, Government Oversight Bills, Legalizing Acts, Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills, Committee Bills related to delayed or suspended Administrative Rules [Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8(9)], Bills co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House, Conference Committee Reports, Companion Bills sponsored by the Majority Leaders of both Houses after consultation with the respective Minority Leaders, Concurrent or Simple Resolutions, and Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules. Legislative Information Office: 07/03/2019   

  

2020 BILLS OF INTEREST

TBD: Hemp Consumer and Public Safety- An Act relating to the regulation of hemp. ODCP pre-filed bill.

SSB 3007 An Act relating to the regulation of certain tobacco and hemp-related products. Introduced, referred to Commerce 01-15-20.

SSB 3013 An Act creating the criminal offense of defrauding a drug or alcohol test in a private-sector workplace for employment purposes. Introduced, referred to Commerce 01-15-20.

SSB 3016 An Act establishing the minimum age relative to various activities relating to tobacco, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products, and cigarettes. Introduced, referred to State Government 01-15-20.

SSB 3034 An Act prohibiting counties and cities from banning employers from requesting from an applicant information related to the applicant's criminal history. Introduced, referred to Judiciary 01-15-20.

SSB 3040 An Act relating to a death affecting the public interest and reporting requirements for county medical examiners. Introduced, referred to Judiciary 01-15-20.

SSB 3050 An Act relating to controlled substances, including amending the controlled substance schedules, removing certain references to marijuana. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-16-20.

SSB 3051 An Act relating to controlled substances, including information collection and reporting requirements under the Iowa prescription monitoring program. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-16-20.

SSB 3052 An Act relating to the smokefree air Act. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-16-20.

SF 122 An Act relating to a prohibition against prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment under the Medicaid program. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-28-19. Assigned to subcommittee 01-16-20.

SF 142 An Act relating to prohibiting employers and employment agencies from seeking the criminal record or criminal history from applicants for employment under certain circumstances, establishing a criminal history employment application task force. Introduced, referred to Labor and Business Relations 01-29-19. Assigned to subcommittee 01-15-20.

SF 342 An Act providing limited immunity from certain criminal offenses and prohibiting certain disciplinary sanctions for persons under twenty-one years of age who report, seek or require emergency assistance for alcohol overdoses or protection from certain crimes. Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Passed subcommittee 02-14-19. Passed committee 02-21-19. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 04-04-19. Assigned to subcommittee 01-15-20.  

SF 490 An Act relating to tobacco cessation services under the Medicaid program. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 03-06-19. Passed committee 03-06-19. Assigned to subcommittee 01-16-20.

SF 501 An Act relating to the medical cannabidiol Act. Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Passed subcommittee 02-18-19. Passed committee with amendment 03-05-19. Assigned to subcommittee 01-15-20.

SF 2028 An Act relating to a prohibition against smoking in a motor vehicle with a child present. Introduced, referred to Transportation 01-16-20.

HSB 519 An Act prohibiting counties and cities from banning employers from requesting from an applicant information related to the applicant's criminal history. Introduced, referred to Judiciary 01-16-20.

HF 2001 An Act relating to reimbursement rates for health care services provided to covered persons by telehealth. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-15-20.

HF 2016 An Act relating to ignition interlock device requirements for a first operating-while-intoxicated offense. Introduced, referred to Public Safety 01-15-20.

INFORMATION, TELEPHONE NUMBERS, AND WEBSITES

Legislature Website: www.legis.iowa.gov
Live Chamber Audio and Video: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/chambers
Daily Legislative Schedules: 515-281-5869                                                                
House Switchboard: 515-281-3221 (To Contact Legislators)                          
Senate Switchboard: 515-281-3371 (To Contact Legislators)
Office of Drug Control Policy: 515-725-0300 or https://odcp.iowa.gov/
Senate Membership: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/senate
House Membership: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/house

If you would like removed from this list, know someone who would like added,
have any questions, comments or would like a bill added to the list,
please contact Susie Sher at 515-725-0308 or susie.sher@iowa.gov.  Thank you.

Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on October 21, 2020 at 4:55am.