2024 ODCP Legislative Update

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

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The 90th General Assembly

January 8, 2024 - 1st day of session.

January 19, 2024 - Final day for individual Senator and Representative requests for bill and joint resolution drafts to the Legislative Services Agency. 

February 16, 2024 - Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of Senate committees and House bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of House committees. 

February 19-23, 2024 - Senate considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business. House considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business.

February 26 - March 8, 2024 - Debate not limited by rule.

March 15, 2024 - Final date for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of House committees and House bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of Senate committees.

March 18-22, 2024 - Senate considers only House bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business. House considers only Senate bills, joint resolutions, and unfinished business.

March 25, 2024 - Only the following bills and resolutions are eligible for consideration: Bills passed by both Houses, Appropriation Bills, Ways and Means Bills, Government Oversight Bills, Legalizing Acts, Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills, Committee Bills related to delayed or suspended Administrative Rules, 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, and Unfinished Business. 

April 1, 2024 - House amendments need not be filed on the day preceding floor debate.

April 16, 2024 - 100th calendar day of session.
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2023 BILLS OF INTEREST
SIGNED INTO LAW

SF 513 (Formerly SSB 1175) An Act relating to motor vehicle enforcement duties of the department of public safety and the department of transportation. Introduced, referred to Transportation 03-02-23. Passed subcommittee with amendment 02-23-23. Passed committee 03-02-23. Passed Senate with amendment 03-15-23. Placed on Appropriations Calendar 03-30-23. Signed by Governor 05-16-23.

SF 514 (Formerly SSB 1123) An Act relating to the organization, structure, and functions of state government. Introduced 02-02-23 by State Government Committee. Referred to State Government. Tabled until future meeting 02-08-23, 02-13-23, 02-14-23. Passed subcommittee 02-20-23. Passed committee 02-22-23. Passed Senate 03-07-23. Substituted for HF 662. Passed House 03-15-23. Signed by Governor 04-04-23.

SF 542 (Formerly SF 167) An Act relating to youth employment. Introduced 01-30-23 by Schultz. Referred to Workforce. Passed subcommittee with amendment 02-09-23. Passed committee 03-06-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23. Passed Senate with amendment 04-17-23. Substituted for HF 647. Passed House 05-02-23. Passed Senate 05-03-23. Signed by Governor 05-26-23.

 

HF 113 (Formerly HSB 18) An Act relating to the public defender pilot project for child welfare legal representation. Introduced 01-12-23 by State Public Defender. Referred to Judiciary. Passed subcommittee 01-18-23. Passed committee 01-24-23. Passed House 02-02-23. Substituted for SF 143 03-06-23. Passed Senate 03-06-23. Signed by Governor 03-22-23.

HF 128 (Formerly HSB 25) An Act relating to controlled substances, including amending certain controlled substances schedules and precursor substances reporting requirements. Introduced 01-12-23 by Board of Pharmacy. Referred to Health and Human Services. Passed subcommittee 01-24-23. Passed committee 01-24-23. Passed House 02-01-23. Sent to Senate. Passed on file 02-07-23. Attached to SF 125. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23. Passed Senate 04-19-23. Signed by Governor 05-03-23.

HF 158 (Formerly HSB 39) An Act relating to alcohol beverage control concerning product placement. Introduced 01-17-23 by State Government Committee. Referred to State Government. Passed subcommittee 01-23-23. Passed committee 01-25-23. Passed House 02-02-23. Sent to Senate. Passed on file 02-07-23. Referred to State Government. Passed subcommittee 02-13-23. Passed committee 03-20-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 04-06-23. Passed Senate 04-17-23. Passed House as amended 04-19-23. Signed by Governor 04-28-23.

HF 205 (Formerly HSB 71) An Act relating to the distribution of certain barrel tax revenues collected on beer. Introduced 01-20-23 by Ways and Means Committee. Referred to Ways and Means. Passed subcommittee 01-25-23. Passed committee 02-01-23. Passed House 02-15-23. Passed Senate 03-07-23. Signed by Governor 03-22-23. 

HF 433 (Formerly HSB 29) (SSB 1032) An Act relating to sales of mixed drinks or cocktails for consumption off the premises. Introduced 01-12-23 by Alcoholic Beverages Division. Referred to Commerce. Passed subcommittee 02-20-23. Passed committee 02-21-23. Passed House 03-07-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23. Passed Senate 04-17-23. Signed by Governor 04-28-23.

HF 466 (Formerly HSB 133) An Act relating to televised testimony in involuntary commitment hearings for persons with substance-related disorders and persons with mental illness. Introduced 02-02-23 by Health and Human Services Committee. Referred to Health and Human Services. Passed subcommittee 02-15-23. Passed committee 02-23-23. Passed House 03-15-23. Passed subcommittee 03-22-23. Passed committee 03-30-23. Passed Senate 04-26-23. Signed by Governor 06-01-23.

HF 478 (Formerly HSB 182) An Act concerning alcoholic beverage control relating to brewpubs and alternating proprietorship arrangements for beer manufacturers. Introduced 02-21-23 by State Government Committee. Referred to State Government. Passed subcommittee 02-23-23. Passed committee 02-23-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23. Passed Senate 04-17-23. Passed House as amended 04-19-23. Signed by Governor 04-28-23.

HF 564 (Formerly HSB 110) An Act relating to child in need of assistance proceedings concerning determinations of reasonable efforts for placement of a child and access to criminal history data. Introduced 01-30-23 by Judiciary Committee. Referred to Judiciary. Passed subcommittee 02-02-23. Passed committee with amendment 02-28-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23. Substituted for SF 512 04-26-23. Passed Senate 04-26-23. Signed by Governor 06-01-23.

HF 595 (Formerly HSB 104) An Act relating to controlled substances including the manufacture, delivery, or possession of a controlled substance including fentanyl; the manufacture of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor, conspiracy to manufacture for delivery or delivery or intent or conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance to a minor; receipt, provision, and administration of opioid antagonists, including by secondary distributors, providing for immunity; and providing penalties. Introduced 01-26-23 by Governor. Referred to Judiciary. Passed subcommittee 02-15-23. Passed committee with amendment 02-28-23. Passed House with amendments 03-21-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23. Passed Senate 04-17-23. Signed by Governor 05-16-23.

HF 602 (Formerly HF 101) An Act relating to the inclusion of the telephone and text numbers for the your life Iowa program on public school student identification cards. Introduced 01-24-23. Passed subcommittee with amendment 02-01-23. Passed committee 03-01-23. Passed House 03-22-23. Passed subcommittee 03-28-23. Passed committee 03-29-23. Passed Senate with amendment 04-27-23. Passed House 05-02-23. Signed by Governor 06-01-23.

HF 630 (Formerly HF 406) An Act relating to human trafficking. Introduced 02-22-23 by M. Thompson, et al. Referred to Public Safety. Passed subcommittee 03-01-23. Passed committee 03-02-23. Passed House 03-09-23. Passed subcommittee 03-21-23. Passed committee 03-28-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 04-06-23. Passed Senate 04-25-23. Signed by Governor 05-16-23.

HF 677 (Formerly HF 458 and HSB 127) An Act relating to native winery retail alcohol licenses. Introduced 02-01-23 by State Government Committee. Referred to State Government. Passed subcommittee 02-02-23. Passed committee 02-22-23. Referred to Ways and Means. Passed subcommittee 03-15-23. Passed committee 03-21-23. Passed House with amendment 04-11-23. Passed subcommittee 04-24-23. Passed committee 05-03-23. Passed Senate 05-04-23. Signed by Governor 06-01-23.

2023 BILLS OF INTEREST - UNFINISHED BUSINESS

SF 210 (Formerly SSB 1078) An Act relating to the term brain health. Introduced 01-24-23 by Health and Human Services Committee. Referred to Health and Human Services. Passed subcommittee 01-26-23. Passed committee 02-06-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23.

SF 253 (Formerly SSB 1024) An Act relating to loan repayments made by the college student aid commission under the mental health professional loan repayment program. Introduced 01-11-23 by College Student Aid Commission. Referred to Education. Passed subcommittee with amendment 01-25-23. Passed committee 02-08-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23.

SF 511 (Formerly SSB 1112) An Act relating to child in need of assistance proceedings concerning determinations of reasonable efforts for placement of a child and access to criminal history data. Introduced 01-30-23 by Judiciary Committee. Referred to Judiciary. Passed subcommittee with amendment 02-08-23. Passed committee with amendment 02-28-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23.
 

HSB 239 An Act relating to the licensure of medical cannabidiol dispensaries. Introduced 03-30-23 by Ways & Means Committee. Referred to Ways & Means. 

HSB 242 An Act relating to the medical cannabidiol program including medical cannabidiol dispensaries and manufacturers, income tax deductions, and sales and use tax. Introduced 03-30-23 by Ways and Means Committee. Referred to Ways and Means. 

HF 151 (Formerly HSB 9) An Act relating to the establishment of a mental health practitioner loan repayment program. Introduced 01-11-23 by Health and Human Services Committee. Referred to Health and Human Services. Passed subcommittee 01-19-23. Passed committee with amendment 01-24-23. Referred to Appropriations. Passed subcommittee 02-08-23. 

HF 152 An Act relating to school resource officers by establishing a rural school security grant program. Introduced 01-30-23 by Collins, et al. Referred to Appropriations. Passed subcommittee 03-23-23.

HF 273 (Formerly HSB 76) An Act relating to the term brain health. Introduced 01-24-23 by Health and Human Services Committee. Passed subcommittee 01-25-23. Passed committee 02-09-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23.

HF 460 (Formerly HSB 179) An Act concerning private sector employee drug testing. Introduced 02-21-23 by Labor and Workforce Committee. Referred to Labor and Workforce. Passed subcommittee 02-22-23. Passed committee 02-23-23. Placed on Unfinished Business Calendar 03-30-23.

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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

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please contact Susie Sher at 515-805-4115 or sher@dps.state.ia.us. Thank you.