To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

 The first funnel date for bills in the Iowa Legislature is coming up on March 4. It has been moved up a week earlier than originally scheduled. Any bill that has not gotten out of committee is dead on that date, although some bills come back as amendments to other bills. Your contact with legislators will be important to help determine what bills should go forward and which should not. Watch our Action Center for further developments and alerts. Current issues include:
  • Senate File 113 – Regulation of payday loans
  • House Joint Resolution 6 – Marriage amendment
  •  House File 8 – Iowa Opportunities Workforce Act
  • House File 5 – Abortion prohibition/fetal pain
  • House File 199 – Elimination of life sentence without parole for juveniles
  • House File 192 – Protocol for medically-induced abortions