2022 Senate Bill Introductions

SF 2106: Eliminates requirement landlords notify utility about changes in tenants responsible for utility bill.
Status: Referred to Senate Commerce subcommittee 1/27/22. Subcommittee passed as amended 2/2/22. Failed to meet first funnel deadline 2/18/22.

SF 2133 (formerly SSB 3019): Provides that a utility maintenance vehicle or municipal maintenance vehicle can file a written report, prompting a police investigation, after a passing vehicle fails to move over or slow down for the parked covered vehicle.
Status: Introduced and referred to Judiciary 1/12/2022. Subcommittee recommended passage 1/24/22. Senate Judiciary approved the bill 1/26/22. Fiscal note requested 2/1/22. Failed to meet second funnel deadline 3/18/22.

SF 2160: Strikes utility exclusion on prohibition against condemnation of ag property for public improvement, use or purpose in statute related to eminent domain.
Status: Referred to Senate Commerce subcommittee 2/9/22. Failed to meet first funnel deadline 2/18/22.

SF 2207: Prohibits use of public funds to pay ransomware.
Status: Referred to Senate Commerce subcommittee 2/9/22. Failed to meet first funnel deadline 2/18/22.

SF 2279 (formerly SSB 3119): Allows for electronic bid submission for public improvement projects.
Status: Referred to Senate Local Government subcommittee 2/8/22. Passed by subcommittee 2/10/22. Committee passed 2/15/22. Senate amended and passed 49-0 2/22/22. Bill passed the House 99-0 3/2/22. Signed by the Governor 4/21.

SF 2282 (formerly SSB 3087): Prohibits the removal of utility board members without cause.
Status: Referred to Senate Local Government subcommittee 2/2/22. Passed by subcommittee 2/9/22. The committee passed the bill 2/15/22. HF 2475 attached. Placed on the Senate calendar under unfinished business 3/17/22. Bill was withdrawn 4/6/22. Bill was withdrawn.

SF 2308 (formerly SF 2224):Requires utility service cost disclosure for certain rental properties; non-compliance subject to civil penalty $100-2,500 and willful violation subject to civil penalty of $1,000-10,000. Effective January 1, 2023.
Status: Referred to Senate Commerce subcommittee 2/9/22. Committee passed the bill 2/16/22. Failed to meet the second funnel deadline 3/18/22.

SF 2322 (formerly SF SF 480): Prohibits the collection of fees related to the legal services for review and redaction of public records.
Status: Referred to Senate State Government subcommittee 1/18/22. Amended and passed by subcommittee 2/10/22. Passed by committee 2/16/22. Passed the Senate 48-0 2/23/22. Assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee 2/23/22. Passed the House 93-0 3/24/22. Signed by the Governor 5/22.

SF 2325 (formerly SSB 3032): Extends the repeal of the Iowa Energy Center from 2022 to 2027. Requires that the Iowa Energy Center support research and development strategies for carbon management. The bill includes the high-quality jobs program, the Iowa energy center and the workforce housing tax incentive program.
Status: Introduced on behalf of the Economic Development Authority and referred to Senate Commerce 1/13/22. Referred to subcommittee 1/18. Amended and passed by subcommittee 2/8/22. Committee passed the bill 2/16/22. Passed Senate 45-0 2/28/22. Bill passed the House 99-0 3/2/22. Signed by the governor 3/23/22.

SF 2355 (formerly SSB 3125): Combines municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives into a single statute, removes ambiguity about scope of IUB’s regulatory authority over municipal utilities.
Status: Referred to Senate Commerce subcommittee 2/9/22. Subcommittee amended and passed 2/15/22. Committee passed the bill 2/16/22. Failed to meet second funnel deadline 3/18/22.

SSB 3113: Requires utility service cost disclosure for certain rental properties; non-compliance subject to civil penalty $100-2,500 and willful violation subject to civil penalty of $1,000-10,000. Effective July 1, 2023.
Status: Referred to Senate Commerce subcommittee 2/9/22. Failed to meet first funnel deadline 2/18/22.

SSB 3118: Broadens the flexibility for governmental bodies to conduct electronic meetings.
Status: Referred to Senate Local Government subcommittee 2/8/22. Failed to meet first funnel deadline 2/18/22.


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