2018 Senate Bill Introductions


SF 99:  A bill for an act that would allow a city or county to establish an energy district. 
Status:  Introduced 1/18/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Bertrand, Breitbach, and McCoy 1/23/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

SF 2096:  A bill for an act that would require rate-regulated utilities to increase their purchase of renewable energy by 2020 with incremental increases to follow.
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Chapman, Feenstra, and McCoy 1/25/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

SF 2108:  This bill would raise the penalties of violations an environmental protection act. It would raise the possible penalty from 10K to 25K. See also Companion bill HF 2324.
Status:  Introduced 1/25/18; referred to Natural Resources and Environment. Subcommittee: Kraayenbrink, Hart, and Kapucian 1/31/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

SF 2155:  Formerly SSB 3022A bill to allow political subdivisions additional time for the investment/use of operating budgets.
Status:  Introduced as SSB 3022 1/16/18; referred to Senate State Government. Passed Subcommittee 1/31/18. Passed full committee 2/1/18; referred to Senate floor. Committee report approving bill 2/1/18. Passed Senate (48, 0) 2/20/18. Introduced, referred to State Government 2/21/18. Subcommittee: Bergan, Koester and Lensing 2/22/18. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/28/18. Committee report, recommending amends and passage 3/7/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/22/18. Amended and Passed House (100-0) 3/27/18. Immediate message 3/27/18. Message from House with amendment 3/28/18. Senate concurred with S-5197 4/2/18. Passed Senate (47-0) 4/2/18. Messaged to House 4/2/18. Reported correctly enrolled, signed by the President and Speaker 4/16/2018. Signed by the Governor 4/16/2018.

SF 2213:  Formerly SF 494: This bill would further define that the simple existence of a copyright pertaining to a public record should not allow for the denial of access to that record.
Status:  Introduced as SF 494 on 2/8/18; referred to State Government. Committee report approving bill 2/8/18. Referred to State Government 3/15/18. Failed to meet Second funnel Deadline

SF 2235Introduced as SSB 3062 1/23/18. A bill for an act that would create the crime of critical infrastructure sabotage, define it as a class “B” felony, and recommend fines of $100,000. See also Companion Bill HF 2394.
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Shipley, Schneider, and Taylor. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 1/25/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/12/18. Committee report approving bill 2/12/18. Amended 2/21/18. Passed Senate (33-16) 2/21/2018. Message from Senate 2/22/18. Read first time, passed on file 2/22/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/15/18. Amended and Passed House (69-31) 3/27/18. Immediate message to Senate 3/27/18. Message from House with amendment 3/28/18. Amended and Passed Senate (35-13) 4/3/18. Messaged to House 4/3/18. Reported correctly enrolled, signed by the President and Speaker 4/16/2018. Signed by the Governor 4/17/2018.

SF 2282:  Formerly SF 2153: A bill that would require a unanimous decision from the State Supreme Court before a statute may be declared unconstitutional. See also Companion Bill HF 2106.
Status:  Introduced as SF 2153 on 2/1/18; referred to House Judiciary. Subcommittee: Garrett, Boulton, and Schultz 2/1/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/7/18. Introduced and placed on calendar. 2/14/18. Committee report, approving bill 2/14/18. Passed Senate (26-24) 3/6/18. Message to House 3/6/18. Read first time, referred to Judiciary 3/7/18. Failed to Meet Second Funnel Deadline.

SF 2291:  Formerly SSB 3113: 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 HF 2277
Status:  Introduced as SSB 3113 on 1/31/18. Subcommittee: Carlin, Brown, and Danielson 1/31/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/14/18. Committee report approving bill 2/14/18. Attached to similar HF 2277 3/6/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/15/18. Amended 4/3/18. HF 2277 was substituted 4/3/18. SF 2291 was withdrawn in favor of HF 2277 on the Senate floor 4/3/18

SF 2311:  Formerly SSB 3093: 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 HSB 595.
Status:  Introduced as SSB 3093 on 1/29/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Breitbach, Chapman, and McCoy 1/29/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/15/18. Committee report approving bill 2/15/18. Amended 3/6/18. Passed Senate (27-23) 3/6/18. Message to House 3/7/18. Read first time, referred to House Commerce 3/7/18. Subcommittee: Carlson, Cownie and Forbes 3/13/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 3/14/18. Subcommittee reassigned Carlson, Forbes and Watts 3/14/18. Committee report recommending amendment and passage 3/15/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/22/18. Amended and Passed House, (52-42) 4/26/2018. Messaged to Senate with amendments 4/27/18. Senate concurred with S-5256  4/30/2018. Passed Senate (28-20) 4/30/2018. Reported correctly enrolled, signed by President and Speaker, and sent to Governor 5/2/2018. Signed by the Governor 5/4/18.

SF 2317: Formerly SSB 3164:  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. See also Companion Bill HF 2446
Status:  Introduced as SSB 3164 2/7/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Guth, Sinclair, and Allen 2/7/18. Subcommittee meeting 2/13/18. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/13/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/19/18. Committee report approving bill 2/19/18. Referred to Ways and Means 2/28/18. Subcommittee Brown, Hogg, and Schultz 3/1/18. 

SF 2327: Formerly SSB 3087: A Governor-backed bill to strengthen workforce development by establishing an apprenticeship development program, mentoring program and summer intern program. See also Companion Bill HF 2458  
Status:  Introduced as SSB 3087 1/31/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Cownie, Grassley, Best, Oldson, and Hall. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/13/18. Introduced, placed on calendar 2/19/18.Committee report, approving bill 2/19/18. Introduced, placed on calendar 2/19/18. Committee report approving bill 2/19/18. Attached to similar HF 2458 3/13/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/15/18. House File HF 2458 substituted 3/19/18. SF 2327 was withdrawn in favor of HF 2458 on the senate floor 3/19/18.

SF 2328: Formerly SSB 3057:  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 HF 2307.
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee C. Johnson, Guth and Allen. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/13/18.  Introduced, placed on calendar 2/19/18. Committee report, approving bill 2/19/18. Attached to similar HF 2307 3/6/18. 

SF 2328 was withdrawn in favor of HF 2307 on the Senate floor 3/14/18.

SF 2380: Formerly SSB 3138:  Allowing cities to adopt minimum energy conservation requirements in its local building code provided it meets state building code standards.  
Status:  Introduced as SSB 3138 2/1/18; referred to Senate State Government. Subcommittee: Smith, Chapman, and Danielson. Subcommittee hearing set 2/6/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/6/18. Introduced, placed on calendar 2/20/18. Committee report approving bill 2/20/18. Referred to State Government 3/15/18. Failed to Meet Second Funnel Deadline.

SSB 3078:  A bill for an act to eliminate energy efficiency programs and energy efficiency plans within the state code. 
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to Ways and Means. Subcommittee: Feenstra, Smith, and Hogg 1/24/18. Subcommittee meeting 3/19/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 3/20/18. 

SSB 3110:  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 HF 2253
Status:  Introduced 1/31/18; referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Chapman, Feenstra, and Dvorsky 1/31/18. Companion bill HF 2253 was Signed by the Governor 4/4/18.

SJR 2005:  This is a four-part amendment to alter the term limits for elected officials, the governor, judges and court of appeals. 
Status:  Introduced 2/7/18; referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Dawson, Bisignano and Brown 2/15/18. Failed to meet First Funnel Deadline.  

SJR 2006:  Formerly SSB 3133: This resolution will clarify the secession plan if a governor temporarily or permanently leaves office. It also clarifies the lieutenant governors ability to appoint their successor once they become governor. See also Companion Bill SSB 3133
Status:  Introduced as SSB 3133 on 1/31/18; referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Smith Brown and Bisignano 1/31/18. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/6/18. Introduced and placed on calendar 2/8/18. Committee report approving bill 2/8/18. Amended 3/7/18. Passed Senate (45-4) 3/7/18. Messaged to House 3/7/18. Introduced, referred to House State Government 3/8/18. Amended, Passed Senate (45-4) 3/7/18. Messaged to House 3/7/18. Read first time, referred to State Government 3/8/2018. Subcommittee: Baltimore, Kaufmann and Steckman 3/12/18. Subcommittee report recommending passage 3/15/18. Placed on calendar under unfinished business 3/22/18. Amended and passed House (57-40) 4/11/18. Message from House, with amendment 4/11/18. Senate concurred 4/17/18. Passed Senate (35-11) 4/17/18. Message from Senate 4/18/18. Reported correctly enrolled, signed by President and Speaker 5/2/18. Sent to Secretary of State 5/2/18. 


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