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Legislative Update

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Legislative Update

ODCP Legislative Update

The ODCP Legislative Update is a recap of legislative action relating to drug control and criminal justice issues, the aim of which is to keep you informed of new legislation and any progress it makes toward becoming law.

You can visit the Iowa General Assembly web page for more information about session outcomes.

2014 Iowa Legislature Session Timetable

Note: This Session Timetable is subject to change
*If rules in HCR 5 and HR 7 (2013) are amended to move committee deadlines and floor consideration restrictions two weeks earlier in the session.
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JANUARY 13 First day of session (Iowa Code Sec. 2.1)
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JANUARY 24 Final day for individual Senator and Representative requests for bill drafts
(Friday of the 2nd week) to the Legislative Services Agency (Senate Rule 27 and House Rule 29)
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FEBRUARY 21 Final date for Senate bills to be reported out of Senate committees
(Friday of the 6th week)** (and House bills out of House committees) (Joint Rule 20)
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FEBRUARY 24 - 28 Senate only considers Senate bills and unfinished business
(7th week) (House considers only House bills and unfinished business) (Joint Rule 20)
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MARCH 3 - 14 Debate not limited by rule
(8th and 9th weeks)
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MARCH 14 Final date for Senate bills to be reported out of House committees
(Friday of the 9th week)** (and House bills out of Senate committees) (Joint Rule 20)
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MARCH 17 - 21 Senate considers only House bills and unfinished business
(10th week) (House considers only Senate bills and unfinished business) (Joint Rule 20)
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MARCH 24 Only the following bills are eligible for consideration: (Joint Rule 20)
(Beginning of the 11th week) ▪ Bills passed by both Houses
▪ Appropriations Bills
▪ Ways and Means Bills
▪ Government Oversight Bills
▪ Legalizing Acts
▪ Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills
▪ Committee Bills related to delayed or suspended Administrative Rules [Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8 (9)]
▪ Bills co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House
▪ Conference Committee Reports
▪ Companion Bills sponsored by Senate and House Majority Leaders
▪ Concurrent or Simple Resolutions
▪ Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules
▪ Bills on the Veto Calendar (Joint Rule 23)
▪ Unfinished Business
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MARCH 31 Amendments need not be filed on the day preceding floor debate
(Beginning of the 12th week) (House Rule 31.8)
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APRIL 22 100th calendar day of the session [Per diem expenses end - Iowa Code Sec. 2.10(1)]
**The February 21 and March 14 committee deadlines do not apply to Appropriations Bills, Ways and Means Bills, Government Oversight Bills, Legalizing Acts,
Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills, Committee Bills related to delayed or suspended Administrative Rules [Iowa Code Sec. 17A.8(9)], Bills
co-sponsored by Majority and Minority Leaders of one House, Conference Committee Reports, Companion Bills sponsored by the Majority Leaders of both
Houses after consultation with the respective Minority Leaders, Concurrent or Simple Resolutions, and Joint Resolutions nullifying Administrative Rules.
Legislative Information Office: 10/29/2013

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2014 Update

 

January 14, 2014 (#1)

January 24, 2014 (#2)

February 10, 2014 (#3)

February 18, 2014 (#4)

February 26, 2014 (#5)

March 12, 2014 (#6)

March 19, 2014 (#7)

April 2, 2014 (#8)