2020 House Bill Introductions

HF 2061: Reduces additional registration fees on electric and hybrid vehicles (EV) in 2020 and 2021 and provides state income tax credits for the EV registration fee paid beginning with the 2021 tax year.
Status: 1/21/20 - Introduced and referred to House Transportation committee. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HB 2123: Directs IUB to provide energy efficiency program services through a third party to a rate-regulated utility after a contested case.
Status: 1/29/2020 - Referred to House Commerce. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HB 2124: Authorizes cities and counties to establish energy investment districts to finance energy savings investments in non-residential private property.
Status:
1/27/2020 - Referred to House Commerce. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HB 2182: Provides an appropriation to establish a grant fund with in the Department of Transportation for a program to provide financial incentives to private entities to build electric vehicle charging stations in urban areas and in areas near interstate and primary roads.
Status: 1/29/2020 - Referred to House Transportation. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HF 2217: Changes the filing of lobbyist’s client reports from the Iowa General Assembly to the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board and requires documentation to verify information in the report which will remain confidential.
Status: 1/31/2020 – Bill referred to House State Government. 2/10/2020 – Assigned to subcommittee. 2/20/2020 – Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/21/2020 – Committee recommended passage.

HF 2308 (formerly HSB 504): Discussion of budgetary duties constitutes a “meeting” under the state open meeting laws.
Status: 1/16/20 – Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/17/20 - Assigned to subcommittee. 1/23/2020 - Subcommittee referred to full committee. 2/6/2020 – Committee recommends amend and pass (22-0). Bill was renumbered HF 2308. 2/10/2020 – Placed on House calendar. 2/24/2020 - Passed House (96-0). 2/25/2020 – Assigned to Senate State Government subcommittee. 3/3/2020 – Subcommittee recommends do pass as amended. 3/12/2020 – Committee recommends passage.

HF 2412 (formerly HSB 589): Offers municipal utilities flexibility in bidding requirements when utilizing other utility employees, some vendors and developers.
Status: 1/29/2002 – Assigned to House Commerce subcommittee. 2/10/2020 – Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/12/2020 Committee recommends amend and pass. 2/26/2020 – Passed House (95-0). 2/26/2020 Referred to Senate State Government. 3/11/2020 – Subcommittee recommends passage. 3/12/2020 – Committee recommends passage.

HF 2452 (formerly HSB 517): Disposal and acquisition of city water utilities allows for a single appraisal rather than two for utilities with less than 2,000 connections.
Status: 1/17/20 - Assigned to Senate Commerce subcommittee. 2/6/2020 – Committee heard testimony, took no action. 2/12/2020 - Subcommittee recommended passage. 2/13/2020 - Committee hearing February 17. 2/18/2020 - Committee recommends amendment and passage; renumbered HF 2452. 2/19/20 - Placed on House calendar. 3/11/2020 – Passed House (98-0)

HSB 503: Prohibits political subdivisions for charging persons for the cost of redacting public records as part of complying with a records request.
Status: 1/16/20 – Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/17/20 – Assigned to subcommittee. 1/23/2020 - Subcommittee referred to full committee. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HSB 504: Discussion of budgetary duties constitutes a “meeting” under the state open meeting laws. See HF 2308.
Status: 1/16/20 – Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/17/20 - Assigned to subcommittee. 1/23/2020 - Subcommittee referred to full committee. 2/6/2020 – Committee recommends amend and pass (22-0). Bill was renumbered HF 2308.

HSB 505: Allow any person to request to be notified of meetings subject to the open meeting laws.
Status: 1/16/20 – Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/17/20 - Assigned to subcommittee. 1/23/2020 - Subcommittee referred to full committee. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HSB 506: Places advisory committees of a board of a political subdivision, which provides advice formally and directly, under state open meetings laws.
Status: 1/16/20 – Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/17/20 - Assigned to subcommittee. 1/23/2020 - Subcommittee referred to full committee. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HSB 517: Disposal and acquisition of city water utilities allows for a single appraisal rather than two for utilities with less than 2,000 connections. See HF 2452.
Status: 1/17/20 - Assigned to Senate Commerce subcommittee. 2/6/2020 – Committee heard testimony, took no action. 2/12/2020 - Subcommittee recommended passage. 2/13/2020 - Committee hearing February 17. 2/18/2020 - Committee recommends amendment and passage; renumbered HF 2452.

HSB 540: This is the right of first refusal (ROFR) legislation related to the construction, maintenance and ownership of transmissions lines.
Status: 1/22/20 – Referred to Commerce subcommittee. 2/21/20 - Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HSB 697: A bill relating to crossings of rights-of-way owned by successors in interest of railroad corporations.
Status: 2/18/2020 – State Government subcommittee assigned. 2/19/2020 - Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. 2/21/2020 – Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.


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