Legislation Tracker

Bill Tracker Worksheet - 2024 Legislative Session

The 2024 legislature gaveled in on January 8, 2024 and gaveled out on April 20, 2024. 

The Iowa Chapter is tracking the bills in the following worksheet.  Bills can be accessed from www.legis.iowa.gov

To learn more about our positions on key bills, see our blog

Bills are sorted by “Position”, followed by “Bill number”.  

Note: The Legislative Committee votes to take an “Undecided” (aka “Monitoring”) position on a bill when additional research is needed (more thorough reading of the bill, conferring with other collaborative partners, tactical follow-up with legislative bill sponsor); or because registering on a bill is necessary to be able to speak on it, we want to be able to speak in Committee and/or quickly react to changes that make the bill better/worse.

Sent to governor

Bill #

Prior bill

Description – sent to governor

Issue

Position

Status

HF2237

SF2157, HF2118, SF2042, HSB576

Allows off-road utility vehicles on state park road systems

 

Wildlands

against

House passed 78-13

Senate passed 45-2

On way to governor

HF2485

HSB647, SSB3153, SF2292

Allows common interest communities and nonprofit corporations to regulate vessels and equipment on public lakes (those lawfully accessible by the general public), including privately owned buoys

water

against

House passed 74-22

Senate passed 44-5

Signed by governor

HF572

HF388, SF369, SF520

Prohibits flying drones over animal feeding operations

 

AG

against

House passed 87-0

Senate passed 49-0

On way to governor

SF2096

HSB670, HF2540

Repeals gender balance on boards and commissions

Good govt

Against

Senate passed 32-15

Passed House 62-33

Signed by governor

SF2171

 

SSB3099

Allows the majority leader of the senate, minority leader of the senate, speaker of the house, minority leader of house to submit an amicus curiae brief when an act is challenged in an appeals court for constitutionality – these briefs can by-pass the normal procedures other amicus briefs must follow in terms of seeking court ok or consent of the parties

Good govt

against

Senate passed 47-0

House passed 85-11

Signed by governor

SF2370

SSB3119, HSB696

Overhauls rulemaking process

 

Good govt

against

Senate passed 31-15

House passed 91-3 with amendment

Senate passed 32-14

On way to governor

SF2385

SSB3172, HSB710, HF2574

Eliminates boards and commissions, eliminates state preserves advisory board

Good govt

against

Senate passed 30-14

House passed 54-42 with amendment

Senate passed 32-14

On way to governor

SF455

 

Prohibits counties and cities from requiring topsoil restoration at building sites, counties and cities cannot require more stringent storm water runoff at a construction site than is present before construction begins

 

water

against

Senate passed 33-15

House failed 44-49, motion to reconsider

House passed 53-46 with amendment

Senate passed 29-18

Signed by governor

HF2364

HF2009

DNR to conduct annual survey of state parks, identifying trails and features accessible for folks with disabilities, results published online

Wildlands

for

House passed 97-0

Senate passed 46-0

On way to governor

HF2279

HSB555, SF2300, SSB3075

Defines battery storage and nuclear as alternate energy production facilities

Sierra Club’s note: “We support the changes for electric storage units. We do not support the changes for nuclear: nuclear is not renewable energy, the mining process leaves huge quantities of toxic waste, the spent fuel is radioactive for centuries.”

Energy

undecided

House passed 86-1

Senate passed 45-1

On way to governor

HF2539

HF2062

increases penalties for open meetings and open records violations; requires people elected or appointed to a governmental body to take a course on the open meetings and open records laws and assesses a penalty if they don’t; allows court-ordered removal of a board member found in violation even if penalties are not assessed.

Good govt

undecided

House passed 92-2

Senate passed 46-0 with amendment

House passed 87-6

On way to governor

HF2691

SF2438, SSB3202

Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund

Good govt

undecided

House passed 96-1

Senate passed 47-0 with amendment

House passed 57-35

On way to governor

SF2275

SSB3098

 

Requires attorneys to notice legislature by certified mail or personal mail when any pleading, motion, petition, or appeal challenges the constitutionality of a statute

 

Good govt

Undecided

Senate passed 35-12

House passed 67-29 with amendment

Senate passed 29-18

Signed by governor

SF2421

SSB3193, SSB3196, HF2694

Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations - $12 million for REAP

 

Good govt

undecided

Senate passed 33-14

House passed 79-0

On way to governor

SF2436

SSB3203, SSB3190, HF2695

Judicial Branch appropriations

 

Good govt

 undecided

Senate passed 44-0

House passed 90-1

On way to governor