2021 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 89th General Assembly
Legislative Update
January 22, 2021

2021 SESSION TIMETABLE

JANUARY 11 First day of session (Iowa Code Sec. 2.1) 

FEBRUARY 12 Final day for individual Senator and Representative requests for bill and joint (Friday of the 5th week) resolution drafts to the Legislative Services Agency (Senate Rule 27 and House Rule 29) 

MARCH 5 Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of Senate (Friday of the 8th week)** Committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of House committees (Joint Rule 20) 

MARCH 15 - 19 Senate considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (10th week) House considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (Joint Rule 20) 

MARCH 22 - APRIL 2 Debate not limited by rule (11th and 12th weeks) 

APRIL 2 Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of House (Friday of the 12th week)** committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of Senate committees (Joint Rule 20) 

APRIL 5 - 9 Senate considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (13th week) House considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business (Joint Rule 20) 

APRIL 12 Only the following bills and resolutions are eligible for consideration: (Joint Rule 20) (Beginning of the 14th week) ▪ 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 12 Amendments need not be filed on the day preceding floor debate (Beginning of the 14th week) (House Rule 31.8) 

APRIL 30 110th calendar day of the session [Per diem expenses end - Iowa Code Sec. 2.10(1)] 

**The March 5 and April 2 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: 07/28/2020

2021 SESSION COVID PROTOCOLS

  

2021 BILLS OF INTEREST 

SSB 1022 An Act relating to alcoholic beverage drink pods. Introduced, referred to State Government 01-12-21.

SSB 1047 An Act creating the criminal offense of defrauding a drug or alcohol test. Introduced, referred to Commerce 01-19-21.

SSB 1055 An Act concerning private sector employee drug testing. Introduced, referred to Labor and Business Relations 01-19-21.

SSB 1070 An Act relating to the establishment and implementation of the safe and sound program within the department of public safety, to participation in or use of the program by schools and students, to immunity from civil or criminal liability arising from a report made pursuant to the program, and to a safe and sound revolving fund. Introduced, referred to Education 01-21-21.

SF 43 An Act relating to the regulation of certain tobacco and hemp-related products. Introduced, referred to Commerce 01-12-21.

SF 83 An Act relating to marijuana, including the manufacture, delivery, and possession of marijuana. Introduced, referred to Judiciary 01-14-21.

 

HSB 6 An Act relating to probation. Introduced, referred to Public Safety 01-12-21. Subcommittee returns the bill to committee without recommendation 01-19-21.

HSB 22 An Act creating the criminal offense of defrauding a drug or alcohol test. Introduced, referred to Judiciary 01-12-21. Passed subcommittee 01-20-21.

HSB 34 An Act relating to certain civil and criminal enforcement activities involving the practice of massage therapy and cosmetology, and human trafficking. Introduced, referred to Judiciary 01-13-21. Passed subcommittee 01-19-21.

HSB 51 An Act relating to the refilling of a prescription in emergency situations. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-14-21. Passed subcommittee 01-20-21.

HSB 60 An Act concerning the authority of a native wine manufacturer to sell native wine for on-premises consumption. Introduced, referred to State Government 01-14-21.

HSB 62 An Act relating to alcoholic beverage drink pods. Introduced, referred to State Government 01-14-21. Passed subcommittee 01-21-21.

HSB 74 An Act relating to controlled substances and precursor substances, including amending the controlled substance and precursor substances schedules. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-19-21.

HSB 76 An Act relating to the establishment and implementation of the safe and sound program within the department of public safety, to participation in or use of the program by schools and students, to immunity from civil or criminal liability arising from a report made pursuant to the program, and to a safe and sound revolving fund. Introduced, referred to Public Safety 01-19-21.

HSB 90 An Act relating to alcohol beverage control concerning certain class "C" liquor control licensees. Introduced, referred to Commerce 01-20-21.

HSB 98 An Act relating to the Iowa drug policy coordinator and the Iowa drug policy advisory council. Introduced, referred to Public Safety 01-20-21.

HF 7 An Act creating a work group relating to child fatality protocol and alleged child abuse. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-12-21.

HF 25 An Act concerning review of disapproval of applications for liquor control licenses and permits by local authorities. Introduced, referred to State Government 01-12-21.

HF 62 An Act providing for a study regarding the possible establishment of a jail diversion program for offenders with a mental illness. Introduced, referred to Public Safety 01-14-21.

HF 64 An Act relating to confidential communications between a peer support group counselor and specified individuals. Introduced, referred to Public Safety 01-14-21.

HF 88 An Act relating to the provision of audio-only telehealth or telemedicine by health care professionals. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-15-21.

HF 89 An Act relating to reimbursement rates for health care services for mental health conditions, illnesses, injuries, or diseases provided to covered persons by telehealth. Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-15-21. Passed subcommittee 01-21-21.

HF 98 An Act relating to cigarettes, tobacco, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, and vapor products, and including taxation of such products. Introduced, referred to State Government 01-15-21.

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 June 13, 2021 at 2:36am.