2018 House Bill Introductions


HF 2026: Communications to the governor or state agency is considered a public record. This bill questions whether or not it should be deemed confidential and should become a public record.
Status: Introduced 1/11/18; referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Highfill, Koester, and Steckman 1/16/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

HF 2027: A bill for an act permitting cities to increase the membership of city utility boards from three to five members.
Status: Introduced 1/12/18; referred to Local Government. Subcommittee: McKean, Bloomingdale, and Lensing 1/17/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

HF 2028: Rules for safely approaching and passing emergency or maintenance vehicles and creating fines for violating those safety guidelines.
Status: Introduced 1/12/18; referred to Transportation. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.   

HF 2047A bill for an act that would create a legislative tax credit review committee. Committee would be tasked with evaluating tax credits and incentives yearly and make recommendations to the legislature.
Status: Introduced 1/18/18; referred to Ways and Means. Subcommittee: Vander Linden, Jacoby, and Windschitl 1/22/18.  

HF 2048: A bill to prohibit an agreement for manufactured homes or mobile home parks between landlord and tenant to pay the landlord for services based on bedrooms or square footage.
Status: Introduced 1/21/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Bloomingdale, Fisher, and McConkey 1/30/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

HF 2106: A bill that would require a unanimous decision from the State Supreme Court before a statute may be declared unconstitutional. See also Companion Bill SF 2282
Status: Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House Judiciary. Failed to Meet Second Funnel Deadline.

HF 2109: A bill for and act that would create a Legislative interim committee to study the designation of public records as confidential records and make recommendations for guidance to public record custodians.
Status: Introduced 1/24/18; referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Highfill, Koester, and Lensing 1/29/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

HF 2173Formerly HF 2037This bill raises the penalty for intentionally killing and Eagle from $50 to $2500. 
Status: Introduced as HF 2037: Referred to Natural Resources 1/18/2018. Subcommittee: Baxter, Kerr and Thede 1/22/2018. Subcommittee recommends passage 1/24/2018. Introduced and placed on calendar 1/31/18. Referred to Natural Resources 3/15/18. Failed to Meet Second Funnel Deadline.

HF 2253: Formally HSB 568: A bill for an act to clarify the competitive bidding process for leased or lease-purchase projects done by government entities. The bill also clarifies the threshold at which a competitive bid is required. See also Companion Bill SSB 3110
Status: Introduced as HSB 568 on 1/23/18; referred to Local Government. Subcommittee: Landon, Highfill, Deyoe, Meyer, and Staed 1/23/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/06/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/6/18. Amended 3/6/18. Passed House (57-39) 3/6/18. Messaged from house 3/6/18. Read for first time, referred to State Government 3/6/18. Subcommittee: Chapman, Danielson and Smith 3/7/2018. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 3/13/18. Committee report recommending passage 3/19/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/22/18. Amended and Passed Senate (27-20) 3/27/18. House concurred with Senate amendment 3/28/18. Passed House (59-41) 3/28/18. Messaged to House 3/28/18. Sent to the Governor 4/3/18. Signed by Governor 4/4/18.

HF 2277:  Formerly HSB 550: A bill for an act to modify the rules and access of public documents in the custody of the state archives. See also Companion Bill SSB 3113
Status: Introduced 1/18/18; referred State Government. Subcommittee Zumbach, Watts, and Lensing 1/18/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/01/18. Introduced, placed on calendar 2/7/2018. Introduced, placed on calendar 2/7/18. Amended 3/6/18. Passed House (95-0) 3/6/18. Message from House 3/6/18. Read first time and attached to similar SF 2291 3/6/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/15/18. Amended and Passed the Senate (48-0) 4/3/18. Messaged to House 4/3/18. House concurred with Senate amendment 4/10/2018. Passed House (97-1) 4/10/2018. Reported correctly enrolled, signed by Speaker and President 4/16/2018. Signed by Governor 4/17/2018. 

HF 2307: Formally HSB 530: This bill defines the conditions under which a city could sell a utility system and the conditions under which the IUB would approve of the sale and allow rate recovery. The bill primarily focuses on water, waste water and storm water. See also Companion Bill SSB SF 2328               
Status: Introduced as HSB 530 on 1/16/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee Landon, Lundgren and Ourth. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/6/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/9/18. Amended 3/6/18. Passed House (96-0) 3/6/18. Message from House 3/6/18. Read first time and attached to similar SF 2328 3/6/18. Substituted for SF 2328 3/14/18. Passed Senate (48-0) 3/14/18. Message from Senate 3/15/18. Reported corrected enrolled, signed by Speaker and President 3/21/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

HF 2324: This bill would raise the penalty of violating an environmental protection act. It would raise the possible penalty from 10K to 25K. See also Companion bill SF 2108.      
Status: Introduced 2/13/18; referred to Environmental Protection. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.   

HF 2394: Formally HSB 603: A bill for an act that would create the crime of critical infrastructure sabotage, define it as a class “B” felony, with recommend fines of $100,000. See also Companion Bill SF 2235
Status: Introduced as HSB 603 on 1/31/18; referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Worthan, Heartsill, and Kressig. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/16/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/15/18. SF 2235 was substituted for HF 2394 3/27/18. HF 2394 was withdrawn in favor of SF 2235 on the House floor 3/27/18. 

HF 2446Formerly HSB 591: Rule changes relating to the role and responsibility of the utilities division of the Department of Commerce. Redefining the role of executive secretary to become the Chief Operating Office at the IUB, eliminating some reporting requirements, expanding the definition of public utilities, telecom and pipeline inspections. See also Companion Bill SF 2317. 
Status: Introduced as HSB 591 1/30/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Pettengill, Landon, and Jacoby 1/30/18. Subcommittee meeting 2/1/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/12/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/21/18. Read for the first time, referred to Ways and Means 3/1/18. Amended 3/1/18. Passed House (96-0) 3/1/18. Message from house 3/1/18. Read first time, referred to Ways and Means 3/1/18. Subcommittee: Feenstra, Behn and Hogg 3/5/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 3/8/18. Committee report recommending passage 3/15/18. Passed Senate (49-0) 3/20/18. Message from Senate 3/20/18. House concurred 4/17/2018. Passed House (98-0) 4/17/2018. Message from House 4/17/2018.

HF 2458Formerly HSB 602: A Governor-backed bill to strengthen workforce development by establishing an apprenticeship development program, mentoring program and summer intern program. See also Companion Bill SF 2327.  
Status: Introduced as HSB 602 1/31/18; referred to House Commerce. Subcommittee: Cownie, Grassley, Best, Oldson, and Hall. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/21/18. Amended and Passed House (98-0) 3/13/18. Message from House 3/13/18. Read first time and attached to similar SF2327 3/13/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/15/18. Substituted for SF 2327 3/19/18. Passed Senate (47-0) 3/19/18. Messaged to House 3/19/18. Reported correctly enrolled, signed by Speaker and President 4/2/18. Sent to Governor 4/2/18. Signed by the Governor 4/3/18.

HF 2469:  Formerly HSB 589: A bill to limit the use of public funds by elected officials in any advertisements with some exceptions for state led marketing.
Status: Introduced 1/30/18; referred to House State Government. Subcommittee: Sexton, Koester, and Steckman. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/14/18. Introduced, placed on calendar 3/2/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/15/18. Failed to meet Second Funnel Deadline.

HF 2475: Formerly HSB 674Making changes to the definition of a lobbyist and eliminating word redundancies.                                                                             
Status: Introduced as HSB 674 2/27/18; referred to Government Oversight. Subcommittee: Pettengill, Windschitl and Thede 2/27/18. Subcommittee meeting 3/20/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 3/21/18. Committee report recommending passage 3/21/28. Introduced, placed on calendar 3/21/18. Amended and Passed House (97-0) 3/29/18. Messaged to Senate 3/29/18. Read first time, referred to Government Oversight 4/2/18. Subcommittee: Breitbach, Sinclair, and McCoy 4/2/18. Committee report recommending passage 4/4/18

HSB 511: A bill for an act to modify the procedure for budget approval by cities and counties if the budget request is greater than the current year’s budget.
Status: Introduced 1/10/18; referred to Local Government. Subcommittee: Heartsill, Bloomingdale, and Gaskill. Subcommittee recommends indefinite postponement 2/06/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

HSB 526: A bill for an act to modify provisions intended clarify and define personal information, what constitutes a security breach and deadlines for notification of affected consumers.
Status: Introduced 1/16/18; referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee Nunn, Koester, and R. Smith 1/23/18. Subcommittee recommends indefinite postponement 2/06/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.     

HSB 588: A bill for and act that would remove the name of the tenant in published notifications of being in arrears with the utilities. 
Status: Introduced 1/30/18; referred to Local Government. Subcommittee: Bloomingdale, Sheets, and Gaskill 1/30/18. Subcommittee meeting 2/7/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

HSB 595 This is the Omnibus Energy bill. This bill contains 23 sections. The first section effects 28F authority and would allow municipal utilities to expand or construct natural gas systems. Several sections directly affect rate-regulated utilities and co-operative utilities. See also Companion Bill SF 2311.
Status: Introduced 1/29/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Carlson, Watts, and Forbes 1/30/2018. Subcommittee meeting 2/7/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/12/18.  

HSB 597: Making changes to the definition of lobbyist.
Status: Introduced 1/30/18; referred to House Ethics committee. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.   

HSB 616: A bill to allow cities to forego public bidding in certain projects and instead use an alternative project delivery contract process.
Status: Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House State Government. Subcommittee: Highfill, Cownie, and Oldson. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.

HJR 2005: Proposing a state constitutional amendment to limit the number of years that a legislator may serve.

Status: Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House State Government. Subcommittee: Cownie, Rizer, and Winckler. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

 


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