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									                                              LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
                                        Iowa Department of Human Services

May 5, 2008                                                                                 Volume 5, Issue 13
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                                       Department of Human Services
                                    2008 Legislative Executive Summary
I want to thank everyone who helped me survive my first legislative session. I enjoyed working with the legislators,
advocates, lobbyists and DHS staff for the benefit of Iowa’s citizens. The following is a summary of major pieces of
legislation and the status as of May 5, 2008, of the bills we have tracked all session long.

                                           FY 2009 Budget (SF 2425)
The following items are included in our HHS Appropriations bill:

Full funding for Medicaid including a 1% provider increase.

$2 million in new money to reduce waiver waiting lists.

$750,000 in new money to reduce the waiting list for the Children’s Mental Health Waiver: Families remain intact
through the family support services provided through the SED waiver. The kids get to remain in their homes and not in
a PMIC or other facility. Parents do not have to give up custody of their children in order to receive these services. The
SED waiver currently has a waiting list. The good news is that we are serving more and more families, thereby keeping
those families together. The challenge is that there continues to be a growing need for these family support services.

2% child care provider increase beginning October 1, 2008

Transition language and full funding for emergency shelter beds: Allows DHS and shelters to work together to
develop alternatives to shelter care, such as emergency foster placement. In mid-2008 the Service Area Managers,
Juvenile Justice, shelter providers, and other funders and providers of services for youth will convene in each service
area to determine safe alternatives for youth.

CPC in Waterloo: $100, 000 was appropriated to create a satellite child protection center in Waterloo linked to St.
Luke’s CPC.

Increase in staff for home visits: $1 M was appropriated which will fund an additional 12 FTEs for increased family
visits. These FTEs will work with families to protect children from recurrence of maltreatment, re-entry into foster
care, and to facilitate timely reunification of children who have been removed from their homes.

Increase in funding for Income Maintenance workers: The increase and restoration of other funding will allow DHS to
maintain the FY08 Income Maintenance caseloads of 418 cases per worker in FY09.

Maintain adoption subsidy: the number of children receiving an adoption subsidy is projected to increase by 600 cases
in SFY 09 – a growth of 50 cases per month resulting in 8,700 cases receiving a subsidy each month in SFY 09.

Funding for PALs: The growth of the PAL program is anticipated.
Creation of children’s mental health program: Approximately half of Iowa’s counties provide mental health services
to children or adolescents. Lack of these services directly impacts children and families in Iowa and strains already
overburdened education and special education systems. Inadequate services can result in admissions to juvenile
justice programs and/or inpatient psychiatric facilities that could otherwise be prevented through appropriate
alternative lower cost intervention and treatment services. The legislature passed language creating this program and
provided $500,000 in funding.

Creation of Emergency Mental Health program: -enabling legislation with $1.5 million appropriation beginning Jan.
1, 2009.

Establishment of an Interim committee on the redesign of funding for mental health system.

Funding of $18.4 million to avoid a waiting list for child care assistance.

The salary bill was funded at 89%, which affects virtually all of the DHS.

CCUSO received increased funding to cover expected increase in program census at Cherokee center.

Funding for the DMIE grant: The DMIE grant would provide Medicaid coverage for mental health treatment and
prescription drugs, and specialized employment and corrections services to individuals leaving prison who have a
serious mental illness. The services would support these individuals in becoming and staying employed, and
independent in the community, thereby preventing dependence on disability programs.


                                          Health Care Bill (HF 2539)
Expansion of Medicaid and Hawk-I: Hawk-I is expanded to cover children in families up to 300% of FPL beginning
July 1, 2009. Medicaid was expanded to include infants up to 300% FPL. Beginning July 1, 2008 Medicaid will have
continuous eligibility for children. The hawk-I board will determine cost sharing amounts for the expansion
population. DHS will also collaborate with advocates on how to maximize enrollment and retention.

                                           Status of DHS Policy Bills
The following bills were added to the DHS appropriations bill:

                 Emergency mental health (SF 2163 and HF 2493)
                 Children’s mental health (SF2265 and HF 2587)
                 Access to dependent adult abuse registry (SF 2092 and HF 2152)
                 Child development home, family support program, child care application withdrawal and child care
                  wrap around funding (SF 2262 and HF 2506)
                 DRA compliance bill (SF 2334 and HF 2604)
                 TANF appropriation language (HSB 573)

The following bills have been passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Culver:
             FaDSS information sharing and confidentiality (HF 2328)
             FIP and limited benefit plans (SF 2269)
             Food assistance and limitation on EBT (HF 2372)
             Child Support (7 proposals) (HF 2309)
             Lock Box bill (SF 249)



The following DHS proposals did not pass:
             Eliminate the $.07 EBT fee (HSB 562)

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                 CCUSO escape penalty (SSB 3077 & HSB 584)
                 PAL/All Iowa Opportunity/Transition Plan - HSB 621 & SSB 3112
                 Sexual Misconduct with offenders and Youth - (SSB 3162 & HSB 675)
                 Hospital Record check (HSB 631 & SSB 3138)




                                   STATUS OF BILLS OF INTEREST
HOUSE FILES

HF 2119 - Relating to taking the fingerprints of a child by a governmental unit   (Successor to HF 663)
By Committee on public safety
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 10, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Judiciary
Subcommittee: Fraise, Krieman, & Noble
Committee report, recommending passage
April 1, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-0
Message from Senate
April 8, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2151 - Relating to the advanced practice registered nurse licensure compact and providing an effective date
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
February 12, 2008 - Passed House 100-0
Message from House
Attached to companion SF 2074
Substituted for SF 2074
February 25, 2008 - Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
March 3, 2008 - Sent to Governor
March 3, 2008 - Signed by Governor

HF 2166 - Relating to the practice of pharmacy, including provisions governing tech-check-tech programs and
specifying applicable penalty provisions (Successor to HSB 518)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
February 13, 2008 - Passed House 99-0
Message from House
Attached to similar SF 2060
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
Substituted for SF 2060
March 10, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
March 24, 2008 – Sent to Governor
March 25, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2167 - Relating to controlled substance schedules and the reporting requirements to the board of pharmacy and
making penalties applicable (Successor to HSB 517)
By Committee on Human Resources
February 13, 2008 – Passed House 99-0
Message from House
Attached to companion SF 2061
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Substituted for SF 2061
February 25, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
March 3, 2008 – Sent to Governor
March 5, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2212 - Creating a smokefree air Act and providing penalties (Successor to HSB 537)
By Committee on Commerce
Introduced, placed on calendar
February 19, 2008 Passed House 56 – 44
Message from House
Read first time, referred to State Government
Subcommittee: Appel, Connolly, and Zieman
Committee report, recommending amendment & passage
Feburary 27, 2008 - Passed Senate 29-21
Immediate message
February 28, 2008 Message from Senate
March 12, 2008 House concurred in Senate amendment H-8054, as amended
March 12, 2008 Passed House 59-40
Message from House, with amendment S-5087
Senate refused to concur with S-5087
Message from Senate
Senate conference committee appointed: Appel, Bolkcom, Dotzler, Wieck & Zieman
Immediate message
Conference committee: Wise temporarily substituted for T. Olson
April 8, 2008 – Passed House 54-45
April 8, 2008 – Passed Senate 28-22
April 14, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 15, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2309 - Relating to child support recovery including assignment of support to the state relative to receipt of family
investment program benefits, garnishment of money held by the state for a person who owes delinquent child support,
the reporting of delinquent child support obligors to consumer reporting agencies, access to cellular telephone
numbers for the purpose of the computer match program by the child support recovery unit, collection of support from
certain obligors, the information included in a notice regarding the administrative levy of an account, and medical
support of a child, and providing effective and retroactive applicability dates (Successor to HSB 624)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
February 27, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Message from House
Attached to similar SF 2204
Substituted for SF 2204
Amendment S-5043 filed, adopted
March 4, 2008 Passed Senate 46-0
Message from Senate
Senate amendment H-8062 filed.
House concurred in Senate amendment H-8062
March 6, 2008 – Passed House 93-0
March 25, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2310 - Requiring the departments of public health and human services to collect data and develop a protocol to
address the relationship between substance misuse, abuse, or dependency by a child's parent, guardian, custodian, or
other person responsible for the child's care and child abuse (Successor to HSB 568)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar

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February 26, 2008 - Passed House 99-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Kreiman, Hartsuch & Quirmbach
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 1, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-0
Message from Senate
House concurrent in Senate amendment H-8385
April 15, 2008 – Passed House 100-0
April 24, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 25, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2328 - Relating to services associated with the family investment program by moving the family development and
self-sufficiency council and grant program to the department of human rights and revising confidentiality provisions
involving the programs (Successor to HSB 638)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 20, 2008 – Passed House 97-1
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Ragan, Boettger and Schmitz
Committee report, recommending passage
March 31, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2338 - Relating to attendance at child in need of assistance proceedings (Successor to HSB 581)
By Committee on Judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 10, 2008 – Passed House 98-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Judiciary
Subcommittee: Kreiman, Hancock & Ward
Committee report, recommending passage
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
April 9, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
April 21, 2008 - Sent to Governor
April 22, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2372 - Limiting the scope of the electronic benefits transfer program maintained by the department of human
services (Successor to HSB 676)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 11, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Wood, Boettger, & Ragan
Committee report, recommending passage
March 31, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed by Governor



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HF 2390 - Relating to the licensing and regulation of plumbers and mechanical professionals and providing effective
dates (Successor to HF 2139)
By Committee on State Government
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 17, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to State Government
Subcommittee: Danielson, Horn & Zieman
Committee report, recommending passage
April 2, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-0
Message from Senate
April 14, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 16, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2393 - Requiring a minority impact statement as part of an application for a grant from the department of public
health, human services, or human rights and providing effective and applicability dates (Successor to HSB 589)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 25, 2008 – Passed House 99-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Hatch, Boettger and Quirmbach
Committee report, recommending passage
March 31, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-2
Message from Senate
April 16, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 17, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2410 - Relating to alarm system installer or contractor certification and electrician licensure provisions, and
providing an effective date (Successor to HSB 640)
By Committee on State Government
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 17, 2008 – Passed House – 98-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to State Government
Subcommittee: Danielson, Behn, and Horn
Committee report, recommending passage
April 2, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-1
Message from Senate
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2411 - Providing for changes in electrician licensure requirements for specified licensure classifications, and
providing an effective date (HSB 510)
By Committee on State Government
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 17, 2008 – Passed House 98-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to State Government
Subcommittee: Danielson, Horn & Zieman
Committee report, recommending passage
April 2, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed to Governor

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HF 2417 - Exempting certain federal tax rebates under the state individual income tax and including a retroactive
applicability date provision (Successor to HF 2342)
By committee on ways and means
Introduced, placed on Ways and Means calendar
February 28, 2008 - Passed House, ayes 100, nays none
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Ways & Means
Subcommittee: Bolkcom, Stewart & Zieman
Committee report, recommending passage
Placed on calendar as unfinished business
March 10, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
March 26, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2423 - Relating to the risk pool for county mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities
services by revising procedural and qualifying requirements (Successor to HF 2260)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 12, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Bolkcom, Seymour & Wood
Committee report, recommending passage
March 31, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
April 8, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2539 - Relating to health care reform including health care coverage intended for children and adults, health
information technology, end-of-life care decision making, preexisting conditions and dependent children coverage,
medical homes, prevention and chronic care management, a buy-in provision for certain individuals under the medical
assistance program, disease prevention and wellness initiatives, and including an applicability provision (Successor to
HSB 757)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 11, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Appropriations
Subcommittee: Hatch, Dvorsky, Johnson, Kettering, & Ragan
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 7, 2008 – Passed Senate 42-6
Message from Senate
Senate concurred with Senate amendment H-8439 as amended
April 22, 2008 – Passed House 96-0
Message from House
Senate refused to concur with S-5414
House conference committee appointed: Heddens, Smith, Upmeyer, Abdul-Samad and Heaton
Message from House
Senate conference committee appointed: Hatch, Bolkcom, Ragan, Johnson, and Seymour
Wessel-Kroeschell temporarily appointed to conference committee
Conference committee report adopted
Message from House
Conference committee report adopted
April 25, 2008 – Passed Senate 37-6
Message from Senate

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HF 2547 - Modifying provisions relating to statewide licensure and certification of electricians and alarm system
contractors and installers, and providing an effective date (Successor to HSB 593)
By Committee on State Government
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 17, 2008 – Passed House 98-0
Message from House
Read first time, referred to State Government
Subcommittee: Danielson, Horn & Zieman
Committee report, recommending passge
April 2, 2008 - Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
April 14, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 16, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2564 - Concerning the disaster aid individual assistance grant program (Successor to HSB 659)
By Committee on Public Safety
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 24, 2008 – Passed House 100-0
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Quirmbach, Johnson & Schmitz
Committee report, recommending passage
April 2, 2008 – Passed Senate 45-3
Message from Senate
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
Apr. 11 08 - Signed by Governor

HF 2591 - Stating the general assembly's intent regarding dependent adult abuse and the reporting and collection of
dependent adult abuse information in certain facilities (Successor to HSB 729)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 24, 2008 – Passed House 100-0
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Dotzler, Seymour & and Wood
Committee report, recommending passage
March 31, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
April 14, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 16, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2603 - Authorizing certain advanced registered nurse practitioners to file certain periodic court reports on chronic
substance abusers and persons with mental illness who do not require full-time placement in a treatment facility
(Successor to HSB 588)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 27, 2008 – Passed House 96-0
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Wood, Ragan, & Seymour
Committee report, recommending passage
April 1, 2008 - Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed by Governor



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HF 2645 - Concerning public employee collective bargaining      (Successor to HSB 718)
By Committee on Labor
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 19, 2008 – Passed House 52-47
Message from House
Read first time, referred to Labor and Business Relations
Committee report, recommending passage
March 24, 2008 – Passed Senate 27-23
Motion filed to reconsider vote on bill
Motion to Reconsider vote withdrawn
April 25, 2008 - Message from Senate

HF 2651 - Relating to policies for the administration of highways and the regulation of motor vehicles by the
department of transportation and to deposits made by a county to the secondary road fund, physical ability tests
required for fire fighter applicants, and certain obligations guaranteed by highway funds including matters concerning
the bid threshold for emergency highway repairs, the fee for replacement of special dealer registration plates, antique
motor vehicle registration fees, used motor vehicle dealer education requirements, disqualification from operating a
commercial motor vehicle, an exemption from the civil penalty imposed for certain driver's license sanctions, access
to persons with disabilities parking spaces for certain disabled veterans, and permits and fees for the movement of
certain oversize or overweight vehicles, drinking driver courses offered at state correctional facilities, and the
defeasance of petroleum underground storage tank fund bonds, and providing an effective date. (Successor to HSB
648)
By Committee on Transportation
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 25, 2008 – Passed House 99-0
Read first time, referred to Transportation
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 3, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-0
Message from Senate
House concurred in Senate amendment H-8414
April 10, 2008 - Passed House 97-0
Message from House
April 24, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 25, 2008 – Signed by Governor

HF 2660 – Relating to and Making Appropriations to the Justice System (Successor to HSB 773)
By Committee on Appropriations
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
April 7, 2008 – Passed House 53-46
Read first time, referred to Appropriations
April 22, 2008 – Passed Senate 34-11
House concurred in Senate amendment H-8633
April 23, 2008 – Passed House 52-43
April 25, 2008 – Message from House

HF 2700 - Relating to state and local finances by providing for funding of property tax credits and reimbursements, by
making, increasing and reducing appropriations, providing for salaries and compensation of state employees,
providing for matters relating to tax credits, providing for fees and penalties, and providing for properly related
matters, and including effective and retroactive applicability date provisions (Successor to HSB 797)
By Committee on Appropriations
Read first time, referred to Appropriations
Committee report, recommending passage
April 25, 2008 - Passed Senate, 27-15
April 25, 2008 - Passed House 51-45
April 25, 2008 - Passed Senate 26-13

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April 25, 2008 – Message from Senate

SENATE FILES

SF 249 – Relating to the conference of eligibility on and conditions of eligibility for individuals for certain programs
under the purview of the department of human services
By Committee on Human Resources
Committee report, approving bill
March 13, 2007 Passed Senate 49 – 0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Heddens, Heaton & Palmer
Committee report, recommending passage
Referred to Human Resources
* * * END OF 2007 ACTIONS * * *
January 24, 2008 - Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
February 27, 2008 - Passed House 99-0
Immediate Message
Message from House, with amendment S-5033
Senate concurred with S-5033
March 10, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-0
Message from Senate
March 24, 2008 – Sent to Governor
March 25, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2054 - Providing for county eligibility for state payment of certain mental health, mental retardation, and
developmental disabilities services funding and providing effective and retroactive applicability dates (Successor to
SF 2029)
Companion to LSB 5553HV By Committee on Human Resources
By Committee on Human Resources
January 29, 2008 - Committee report, approving bill
January 29, 2008 - Passed Senate, ayes 48, nays none
Substituted for HF 2098
January 30, 2008 - Passed House, ayes 98, nays none
January 31, 2008 – Reported correctly enrolled, signed by President and Speaker
January 31, 2008 – Sent to Governor
February 4, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2111 - Relating to requirements for blood lead testing and dental screening of children (Successor to SSB 3009)
By Committee on Education
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
February 13, 2008 Passed Senate 45-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Education
Subcommittee: Gayman, Abdul-Samad, and L Miller
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
Committee amendment H-8063 filed
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
March 11, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Immediate message
Message from House, with amendment S-5079
March 17, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Immediate message
March 17, 2008 – Senate concurred with S-5079

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March 17, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
March 25, 2008 – Sent to Governor
March 26, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2160 - Relating to employers' participation in unemployment insurance adjudications (Successor to SSB 3045)
By Committee on Labor and Business Relations
Committee report, approving bill
March 17, 2009 - Passed Senate 31-18
Message from Senate
Read first time, passed on file
April 24, 2008 – Passed House 98 – 0
Message from House with amendment S-5444
Senate concurred with S-5444
April 24, 2008 – Passed Senate 30-18
Immediate Message

SF 2177 - Relating to health-related activities and regulation by the department of public health (Successor to SSB
3137)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
February 25, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Abdul-Samad, Roberts & Smith
Passed on file
Substituted from HF 2486
April 2, 2008 – Passed House 99-0
Message from House
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2199 - Allowing appeal of denials of dental insurance coverage based on medical necessity (Successor to SSB
3002)
By Committee on human resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 18, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, passed on file
Substituted for HF 2508
March 25, 2008 – Passed House 98-0
Message from House
April 2, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2212 - Relating to determinations in child in need of assistance proceedings, and modifying circumstances for
termination of parental rights\ (Successor to SSB 3122 & HSB 677)
By Committee on judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 12, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Judiciary
Subcommittee: Smith, Heaton & Wessel-Kroeschell

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Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 3, 2008 – Passed House 97-0
Message from House with amendment S-5284
Senate concurred with S-5284
April 9, 2008 – Passed Senate 47-0
Message from Senate
April 17, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 18, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2214 - Relating to modification of a child custody order during the time a parent is serving active duty (Successor
to SF 2072)
By Committee on judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
February 26, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Judiciary
Subcommittee: Smith, Palmer & Tomenga
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 1, 2008 – Passed House 99-0
Message from House with amendment S-5246
Senate concurred with S-5246
April 3, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2217 - Relating to providing legal representation to an eligible indigent person and the appointment of a guardian
ad litem (Successor to SSB 3076)
By Committee on Judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
February 27, 2008 - Passed Senate 50-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Judiciary
Subcommittee: R. Olson, Heaton & Wessel-Kroeschell
Subcommittee reassigned: Winckler, Horbach & R. Olson
Committee report, recommending passage
Committee report, recommending passage
April 3, 2008 – Passed House 96-0
Message from House
April 9, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 11, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2269 - Revising family investment program requirements for limited benefit plans (Successor to SSB 3135)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 10, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: Mascher, L. Miller, & Smith
Committee report, recommending passage
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
April 10, 2008 – Passed House 96-0

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Message from House
April 21, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 22, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2286 - Appropriating federal funds made available from federal block grants and other federal grants, allocating
portions of federal block grants, and providing procedures if federal funds are more or less than anticipated or if
federal block grants are more or less than anticipated (Successor to SSB 3100)
By Committee on Appropriations
Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 10, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Appropriations
Subcommittee: Gayman, Foege, and Heaton
Committee report, recommending passage
April 10, 2008 – Passed House 98-0
Immediate message
April 21, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 22, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2303 - Relating to workers' compensation provisions for continued medically related benefits in certain settlements
of workers' compensation claims and to funding of the second injury fund and providing an effective date (Successor
to SSB 3218)
By Committee on Labor and Business Relations
Introduced, placed on calendar
March 12, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Labor
Subcommittee: T. Taylor; Abdul-Samad and Horbach
Committee report, recommending passage
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
April 16, 2008 – Passed House 100 – 0
Message from House

SF 2317 - Relating to statutory corrections which may adjust language to reflect current practices, insert earlier
omissions, delete redundancies and inaccuracies, delete temporary language, resolve inconsistencies and conflicts,
update ongoing provisions, or remove ambiguities, and including effective and retroactive applicability date
provisions (Successor to SSB 3215) (Companion to LSB 5698HV)
By Committee on Judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 11, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, passed on file
Substituted for HF 2521
March 13, 2008 – Passed House 93-0
Message from House
Reported correctly enrolled, signed by President and Speaker
March 31, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 2, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2320 - Relating to nonsubstantive Code corrections and including effective and retroactive applicability date
provisions (Successor to SSB 3241) (Companion to LSB 5697HV By Committee on Judiciary)
By Committee on Judiciary
Committee report, approving bill

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March 11, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, passed on file
Substituted for HF 2522
March 17, 2008 – Passed House 98-0
Message from House
Secretary’s report on correction in enrollment
Reported correctly enrolled, signed by President and Speaker
Sent to Governor
April 2, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2338 - Relating to the regulation of health-related professions (Successor to SSB 3182)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 12, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, passed on file
Substituted for HF 2605
April 2, 2008 – Passed House 99-0
Message from House
April 15, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 16, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2340 - Requiring certain identity documents to be provided to children subject to a court order for out-of-home
placement (Successor to SF 2285)
By Committee on Judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 13, 2008 – Passed Senate – 49-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Human Resources
Subcommittee: T. Olson, Forristall and Heddens
Subcommittee reassigned: Hunter, Forristall and Heddens
Committee report, recommending passage
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
April 9, 2008 – Passed House 98–0
Message from House
April 21, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 22, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2341 – Relating to Alzheimer's disease and similar forms of irreversible dementia (Successor to SSB 3203)
By Committee on Human Resources
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 12, 2008 – Passed Senate – 45 – 0
Message from Senate
Read first time, passed on file
Substituted for HF 2543
April 16, 2008 – Passed House 100 – 0
Message from House

SF 2349 - Relating to the preneed sale of cemetery and funeral merchandise and funeral services (Successor to SF
2233)
By Committee on Commerce

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Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 13, 2008 – Passed Senate – 43 – 3
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Commerce
Subcommittee: Quirk, Bailey, and Lukan
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 2, 2008 – Passed House 99-0
Message from House, with amendment S-5269
Senate concurred with S-5269
April 8, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
April 17, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 18, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2350 - Relating to trusts and estates including the administration of small estates, and including retroactive and
other applicability provisions (Successor to SSB 3231)
By Committee on Judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 24, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, passed on file
April 9, 2008 – Passes House 99-0
Immediate message
Message from House, with amendment S-5319
April 15, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Message from Senate
April 24, 2008 – Sent to Governor
April 24, 2008 – Signed by Governor

SF 2364 - Relating to the emancipation of a minor (Successor to SSB 3209)
By Committee on Judiciary
Introduced, placed on calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 19, 2008 – Passed Senate 49-0
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Judiciary
Subcommittee: Lensing, Boal, & Winckler
Committee report, recommending passage
Placed on calendar under unfinished business
April 16, 2008 – Passed House 100 – 0
Message from House

SF 2394 - Relating to and making transportation and other infrastructure-related appropriations to the department of
transportation, including allocation and use of moneys from the road use tax fund and the primary road fund, and
including an effective date (Successor to SSB 3265)
By Committee on Appropriations
Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar
Committee report, approving bill
March 19, 2008 – Passed Senate 48-0
Immediate message
Read first time, referred to Appropriations
Committee report, recommending passage
April 10, 2008 – Passed House 53-45

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Explanation of vote
Message from House

SF 2400 - Relating to and making appropriations to certain state departments, agencies, funds, and certain other
entities, providing for regulatory authority, and other properly related matters and providing an effective date
(Successor to SSB 3264)
By Committee on Appropriations
Committee report, approving bill
March 24, 2008 – Passed Senate 32-17
Message from Senate
Read first time, referred to Appropriations
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 10, 2008 – Passed House 51 - 47
Immediate Message
April 23, 2008 – Passed Senate 28 -19
Message from Senate
House concurred in Senate amendment H-8650
April 24, 2008 – Passed House 53 – 45
Message from House

SF 2417 - Relating to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement
trust fund, and providing for the repeal of the healthy Iowans tobacco trust, and providing effective dates (Successor
to SSB 3295)
By Committee on Appropriations
Committee report, approving bill
April 10, 2008 – Passed Senate 32-16
Read first time, referred to Appropriations
Subcommittee: Foege, Gayman & Heaton
Committee report, recommending amendment and passage
April 15, 2008 – Passed House 53-47
April 22, 2008 – Passed Senate 31-14
House concurred in Senate amendment H-8632
April 23, 2008 – Passed House 52 – 44
Message from House

SF 2425 - Relating to and making appropriations for health and human services and including other related provisions
and appropriations, providing penalties, making penalties applicable and providing effective, retroactive, and
applicability date provisions
Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar
Committee report approving bill
April 17, 2008 – Passed Senate 34 -16
April 21, 2008 – Passed House 53- 44
House conference committee appointed: Foege, Smith, Gayman, Raecker, and Heaton
Senate conference committee appointed: Hatch, Bolkcom, Ragan, Johnson, and Seymour
Second conference committee appointed: Hatch, Bolkcom, Ragan, Johnson, and Seymour
Second conference committee appointed: Foege, Smith, Gayman, Heaton, and Raecker
Second conference committee report adopted
April 24, 2008 – Passed Senate 29-16
Second conference committee report
April 25, 2008 Passed House 53-45
Immediate Message



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