2020 Senate Bill Introductions

SF 562 (Formerly SSB 1095): Prohibits removal of city utility board members without cause.
Status:
See 2019 Action 1/14/20 – Assigned to Commerce subcommittee; 1/16/20 - Scheduled for hearing 1/21/20. 1/21/20 – Passed subcommittee 2-1. 1/28/2020 - Scheduled for full committee hearing on Jan. 30. 1/31/2020 – Committee voted Do Pass as Amended (15-2); bill number changed to SF 2136. See SF 2136.

SF 573 (Formerly SSB1229): Prohibits appropriation and expenditure of funds for lobbying activities by governmental entities.
Status: See 2019 Action 1/15/20 – Assigned to Senate State Government subcommittee

SF 639 (Formerly SSB 1261): Requires public entities to make their lobbyists contracts public, to report positions on legislation, a summary and status of all bills that were lobbied on by the entity, and maintain an internet site of the bills being lobbied on. The public entity is required to take action at a public meeting before entering into any lobbying actions/contracts.
Status:
See 2019 Action 1/14/20 - Assigned to Government Oversight subcommittee. 1/23/2020 – Subcommittee recommend full committee amend and pass.

SF 2072: Requires political subdivisions to prepare employee salary reports.
Status: Assigned to Senate Local Government. 1/27/2020 – Subcommittee appointed. 1/30/2020 – Hearing scheduled for Feb. 5. 2/5/2020 - Committee heard testimony, took no action.

SF 2073: Provides for an affirmative defense, for cyber security breaches, that the person established, maintained and complied with a cyber-security program that conforms to current and accepted industry standards regarding cyber security.
Status: 01/23/2020 - Introduced, referred to Judiciary; 1/27/2020 Subcommittee appointed. 1/30/2020 – Subcommittee hearing scheduled for Feb. 6. 2/5/2020 – Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/12/2020 - Committee recommends passage

SF 2136: (formerly SF 562) Prohibits removal of city utility board members without cause except in municipalities of greater than 200,000 population.
Status: 1/31/2020 - Senate Commerce Committee voted Do Pass as Amended (15-2).

SF 2160: Requires billing for services within one year.
Status: 2/6/2020 Assigned to Senate Commerce subcommittee. 2/11/2020 - Scheduled for subcommittee hearing Feb. 13. 2/13/2020 – Subcommittee recommends amend and pass.

SF 2252 (formerly SF 2073): Provides for an affirmative defense, for cyber security breaches, that the person established, maintained and complied with a cyber-security program that conforms to current and accepted industry standards regarding cyber security.
Status: 2/13/2020 - Judiciary Committee approved bill.

SSB 3008: Allows for only a single appraisal rather than two appraisals before the sale of a city utility with less than 2,000 connections (customers).
Status: 1/15/20 - Assigned to Senate Commerce subcommittee. 2/10/2020 - Scheduled for subcommittee hearing Feb. 13

SSB 3128: Transfer zoning decisions for renewable energy projects of 25MW or more from county to Iowa Utilities Board.
Status: 2/6/2020 – Assigned to Commerce subcommittee. 2/10/2020 – Scheduled for hearing Feb. 13. 2/13/2020 – Subcommittee returned the bill without recommendation



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