Bill sent to Governor

A number of pieces of legislation have been transferred to the governor’s office. The governor can sign bills or veto them. Contact the governor – You can contact Governor Reynolds through her E-mail Note: To send a letter to the governor electronically, you must use the Email system on its website. Or call his office at 515-281-5211.

Update – The Governor has signed this bill: SF2378 – Changes to the Bottle Deposit Act. The Legislature passed a bill that would allow grocers, convenience stores and other stores not to repurchase empty soda, beer and liquor bottles if the retailer has a food establishment license allowing them to preparing or serving food; whether Licensee has entered into an agreement with an authorized Redemption Center to operate a Mobile Redemption System and provides adequate space, utilities and internet connection to operate the Mobile Redemption System; if the dealership’s business is in a county with a population greater than 30,000 and within 10 miles of a redemption center; or if the dealership’s place of business is in a county with a population of 30,000 or less and within 15 miles of a redemption center. Obviously, this will greatly reduce the places where you can collect your empty bottles and cans. The Sierra Club opposed this bill.

HF2412 – radon test in public schools. The Iowa legislature passed and the governor signed a bill that would require radon testing in public schools every 5 years. If radon levels are high, the school will need to take radon reduction measures. Indoor radon is the leading cause of environmental lung cancer in Iowa. Radon gas is released when uranium decomposes. Uranium is a naturally occurring chemical found in the soils and rocks of Iowa. Outdoor radon levels are low. However, radon levels can build up inside a building. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas. The only way to know if you have high radon levels is to test it. Given the high levels of radon found in the state, it makes sense to have a program for testing radon levels in schools and then initiating methods to reduce radon levels if they are high. Plus, it makes sense to repeat testing every 5 years, just to make sure radon levels stay safe. Building radon reduction systems in new school buildings also makes sense. The Sierra Club supported this bill.

SF2322 – reasonable fees for the public archives. SF2322 would reduce the excessive fees members of the public have been forced to pay for these recordings. In fact, members of the public, the media and the Sierra Club had to drop claims when the charges quoted were too high. This legislation also limits the charging of legal services for drafting or reviewing public documents. Currently, editing and editing costs can be so excessive that private citizens cannot afford to consult public documents; It’s not correct. The cost of copying the documents must be reasonable, not excessive and without profit for the agency. The governor signed the bill. The Sierra Club supported this bill.

HF2380 – increase acres for growing hemp. HF2380 increases the number of acres of hemp one person can grow from 40 acres to 320 acres. The governor signed the bill. The Sierra Club supported this bill.

HF2481 – Selection of judges for the Court of Appeal. The purpose of the Judicial Appointments Commission is to vet candidates for appeals court judgeships and then submit names to the governor, who will make a selection. This law increases the number of candidates sent to the governor from 3 to 5. This legislation is not necessary. This weakens the function of the nominating committee. This system has been a fair, merit-based process for appointing judges since 1966. It’s obvious that Republican lawmakers want to manipulate the process so they can try to get more judges they politically agree with. and philosophically. The governor signed this bill. The Sierra Club opposed this bill.

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