2019 House Bill Introductions


HF 111: A bill to allow counties and cities to establish standards for the installation and siting of wireless facilities.
Status: Introduced 1/24/19; referred to Local Government. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 154: A bill to allow IOU customers to choose whether to allow the installation of smart meters; prohibits the offer of incentives to encourage customer smart meter adoption.
Status:  Introduced 1/29/19; referred to Local Government.  Subcommittee:  Shipley, Kressig and Thompson. Subcommittee hearing set for 2/20/19. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 159: Allowing local boards of supervisors to establish standards and requirements for the installation or siting of wind generation.
Status:  Introduced 1/30/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 193: A bill to require wind turbine setbacks to be at least 2500 feet from any residential property.
Status: Introduced 2/4/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.  

HF 239: A bill to attempt to allow a successor of a railroad to NOT allow the utilities to make use of current laws on a utility’s ability to cross over or use railroad rights-of-way by public utilities, also applies to former railroad rights-of-way and the new owner or railroad successor.
Status: Introduced 2/9/19; referred to State Government. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 261: Formerly HSB 3. Clarifying that city utility board members may only be removed for cause.
Status: Introduced as HSB 3 on 1/17/19; referred to Commerce.  Passed subcommittee (3-0) 1/23/19. Passed full Commerce Committee (22-1) 2/5/19. Renumbered as HF 261; pending on House floor. 

HF 269: A bill requiring utilities cost disclosures on rental properties.
Status Introduced 2/6/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 346: This bill would revise the current state renewable energy mandate, which required the two IOUs to install or purchase 105 MW of alternative (renewable) energy. The IOUs would have a new mandate of 105 MW of solar power (or solar with battery) by January 1, 2021; and 2500 MW of solar by January 1, 2025—with 10 percent of the solar to come from facilities with a nameplate capacity of 20 kW or less.
Status: Introduced 2/12/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 347: This bill prohibits IOUs from recovering costs from customers for the closure of a nuclear generation plant.
Status: Introduced 2/12/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.  

HF 359: A bill requiring the IUB to interpret all rules and requirements in a manner that promotes renewable energy and the transition to a carbon constrained environment.
Status: Introduced 2/13/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 365: Requiring the IOUs to stop using coal by 2030; and to discontinue all fossil fuels by 2040.
Status: Introduced 2/13/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 459: A bill to make the Iowa Public Information Board subject to open meetings and public records.
Status: Introduced 2/20/19; referred to State Government. Subcommittee T. Moore, Jacobsen and Lensing.  Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 476: A bill to increase solar energy tax credits and to make an allocation from the general fund.
Status: Introduced 2/21/19; referred to Ways and Means. Subcommittee: Zumbach, James and Windschitl.  Subcommittee recommends passage 2/27/19. Referred to full Ways and Means committee.

HF 487: Formerly HSB 155, a bill to limit local governing bodies’ ability to deny applications for the building of certain cell towers in rights-of-way.
Status: Introduced 2/12/19 as HSB  155; referred to Public Safety. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/18/19. Full Committee recommends Do Pass as amended 2/19/19. Read on House floor and attached to companion bill SF 560. Passed House (74-20) 3/11/19. Received by Senate and substituted for Senate Bill SF 560. Senate passed HF 487 (38-10). Signed by Governor 3/25/19.

HF 509:   A bill prohibiting non-electric vehicles from parking in spaces reserved for EVs.
Status Introduced 2/25/19; referred to Transportation. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 512: Formerly HSB 80. A bill allowing the Army Corps of Engineers to require mitigation of stream and wildlife areas; or in lieu thereof, add additional fees for stream and wildlife mitigation. 
Status: Introduced as HSB 80 1/28/19; referred to Environmental Protection. Subcommittee:  Gerhold, Gassman, and Steckman. Set for hearing 2/13/19. Subcommittee recommends Do Pass as amended 2/21/19.  Re-referred to Ways and Means and renumbered as HF 512 5/25/19.  Subcommittee:  Zumbach, Isenhart and Wheeler. Subcommittee set 3/20/19. Subcommittee recommends passage 4/2/19.

HF 520:  A bill declaring that sales of electricity from an EV charging station is not the resale of electricity and the owner of a charging station are not a public utility for the purposes of IUB jurisdiction and oversight.
StatusIntroduced 2/26/19; referred to Commerce. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.  

HF 537: Formerly HSB 32, a bill to limit the fees imposed in public rights-of-way.
Status: Introduced as HSB 32 2/26/19; referred to Ways and Means. Passed committee 2/20/19. Placed on House calendar for unfinished business 4/4/19. Passed House (51-48) 4/16/19. Sent to Senate floor and attached to companion bill SF 611.

HF 626:  A bill to require utilities to file five-year energy efficiency plans; meet a 1.5% savings goal and provide a low income weatherization program.
Status Introduced 3/6/19; referred to Commerce.  Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 654:    A bill requiring the Dept. of Administrative Services to develop a strategic plan to implement renewable energy usage in state buildings and facilities; the plan would be due to the legislature 1/1/20.
Status Introduced 3/7/19; referred to State Government. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HF 669:   Formerly HSB 185, a bill to allow IOUs to set tariffs and various rates to recover full costs from customers with distributed generation. 
Status: Introduced as HSB 185 on 2/20/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: G. Mohr, Carlson and Forbes. Subcommittee hearing set 2/21/19. Subcommittee recommends passage as amended 2/26/19. Passed full Commerce committee 3/5/19; reintroduced as HF 669 on 3/8/19. Pending on House floor. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 4/4/19.

HF 677: Formerly HSB 81, a bill revising appeals, permits for certain water discharge and waste disposal permits for  the IA DNR. 
Status: Introduced as HSB 81 on 1/28/19; referred to Environmental Protection. Subcommittee:  Shipley, T. Moore, and Anderson. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/12/19. Passed as amended before full Environmental Protection Committee 3/5/19. Renumbered and sent to House floor. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 4/4/19. Companion bill SF 409 substituted for HF 677 on the House floor 4/17/19. See SF 409.

HF 697: Formerly HSB 223 bill prohibiting political subdivisions from disclosing personal information; includes civil and criminal penalties.
Status: Introduced as HSB223 on 2/27/19; referred to subcommittee. Subcommittee recommends passage 3/5/19. Passed full Judiciary committee 3/7/19. Renumbered and sent to House floor. Amendments filed: 3/27/19. Additional amendments filed 4/1/19. Re-referred to Judiciary 4/4/19. Failed to meet Second Funnel Deadline 4/5/19.

HF 715: Formerly HSB 160, a bill revising notice of public meetings. It would state that open meetings laws applies to advisory boards, advisory commissions, advisory committees, task forces, or any other body that was  “formally and directly” created by a governmental body. It also clarifies that a “meeting” takes place whenever deliberations or recommendations are taking place, not just policy decisions. This bill is proposed by the Iowa Public Information Board.
Status: Introduced as HSB 160 on 2/12/19; referred to Local Government. Subcommittee:  McKean, Bossman and Hunter. Subcommittee hearing set 2/20/19. Subcommittee recommends passage as amended 2/28/19.  Passed as amended before full Local Government committee 3/7/19.  Renumbered and sent to the floor. Re-referred to Local Government 4/4/19. Failed to meet Second Funnel Deadline 4/5/19.

HF 767: Formerly HSB 197 and HF 725. A bill to establish registration and excise tax fees for electric, hybrid and hydrogen-fueled vehicles. 
Status: Introduced as HSB 197 2/19/19; referred to Transportation. Passed subcommittee 2/27/19; renumbered HF 725 and referred to full committee. Transportation committee recommends Do Pass 3/5/19. Placed on House Ways and Means calendar and renumbered HF 767 4/4/19. Passed House (78-20) 4/17/19. Referred to Senate Ways and Means.

HSB 2: A bill to allow other methods for public bidding (design build, construction manager-at-risk, etc.).
Status: Introduced 1/16/19; referred to State Government. Subcommittee assigned: Reps. T. Moore, Hunter, and Thompson. Set for subcommittee hearing 2/7/19. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.  

HSB 52: A bill prohibiting the use of public resources for a political purpose; including websites, email, computer hardware, telephones, or public moneys.
Status: Introduced 1/24/19; referred to State Government. Subcommittee: McKean, Mitchell, and Steckman. Set for subcommittee hearing 2/5/19. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HSB 145: This bill changes current language as it pertains to utility crossings at railroads.  Current law on utility crossings applies to railroads “and their successors”. This bill would change “successors” to “entities created by a railroad”. The result is that any successor or purchaser of rail property is NOT subject to current state laws to allow rail crossings by utilities under a certain state procedure. This would make such crossings more expensive and burdensome for utilities.
Status: Introduced 2/11/10; referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Hinson, Mitchell and Derry. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19. 

HSB 149: A bill exempting emergency generators from state sales and use taxes on the purchase price and the installation costs of the generators.
Status: Introduced 2/11/19; referred to Ways and Means. Subcommittee:  Wheeler, Hite and Brown-Powers. Subcommittee hearing set 2/26/19. 

HJR 2: A resolution to amend the state Constitution to establish a victim’s bill of rights (Marsy’s Law).
Status: Introduced 1/24/19; referred to Judiciary. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline 3/8/19.

HJR 11: A resolution proposing a state Constitutional amendment regarding crime victim’s rights.
Status: Introduced 2/24/19. Referred to Judiciary subcommittee. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/28/19.


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