2021 House Bill Introductions

HF 121: Provides compensation for COVID under occupational disease law.
Status: Introduced 1/21/21; referred to House Labor Committee. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

HSB 124: Permits optical fiber additions on electric distribution easements.
Status: Introduced 1/21/21. Referred to House Information Technology Committee. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

HSB 221: Permits electronic publication of public notices in place of newspaper publication.
Status: Introduced 2/17/21. Referred to Local Government subcommittee. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

HF 351: Regarding use of moneys administered by the Iowa energy center for energy efficiency investments and the construction of specified renewable energy generation facilities.
Status: Introduced 2/2/21; referred to House Commerce. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

HF 355: Authorizes cities and counties to establish energy investment districts and district boards.
Status: Introduced 2/2/21; referred to House Local Government. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

HF 379: Broadens the definition of a governmental body under open meetings law. Status: Introduced 2/4/21. Referred to House State Government committee. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

HF 460 (formerly HSB 149): Allows utilities to manage vegetation within electric utility easements.
Status: Introduced 1/26/21. Referred to House Commerce. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/1/21. Committee Passed as Amended (18-3) 2/8/21. Renumbered as HF 460 and placed on House calendar 2/9/21. Failed to meet the “second funnel” deadline 4/2/21.

HF 600: Requires electronic publication of public notices.
Status: Introduced 2/18/21. Referred to House State Government committee. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

HF 741 (formerly HSB 207): Establishes the parameters of conducting utility locates within 48 hours.
Status: Introduced 2/15/2021. Referred to House Commerce Committee. Committee recommended passage as amended 3/1/21. Renamed and placed on House calendar 3/3/21. Failed to meet the “second funnel” deadline 4/2/21.

HF 779 (formerly HF 658): Removes the current requirement of a landlord to provide the name of the tenant responsible for delinquency and allows the landlord to withhold from a security deposit amounts necessary to pay for a delinquent utility bill.
Status: Introduced 2/23/21. Referred to House Commerce. Committee recommended the bill pass as amended 3/3/21. Failed to meet the “second funnel” deadline 4/2/21.


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