May 23, 2019
Empower Rural Iowa Signed into Law
The governor, surrounded by Lt. Gov. Gregg and several legislators, signed HF 772 into law on Monday afternoon in Wilton.
The Legislative News is updated regularly by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s (ABI) public policy team with information about the latest activity in the Iowa Legislature, administratively and at the federal level.
May 23, 2019
President Trump announced last Friday that the United States would be removing steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico in an effort to help facilitate passage of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade accord.
May 2, 2019
After the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put a hold on the changes to the EEO-1 reporting form that mid- and large-size employers must fill out in 2017, a Judge ruled last month the added requirement to report pay can move forward and is due September 30, 2019.
Apr 18, 2019
Gov. Reynolds and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, along with state agency directors, provided comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule.
Apr 11, 2019
The Iowa Senate on Wednesday amended SF 563, which was legislation geared toward the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry often seen as the “middleman” when it comes to prescription drugs and pricing that employers and consumers ultimately pay.
Mar 21, 2019
Eric Giddens (D-Cedar Falls) defeated Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) in the Tuesday special election to fill the vacancy created when Sen. Jeff Danielson resigned to take a position with the American Wind Energy Association.
Feb 21, 2019
Last fall, the Iowa Supreme Court overturned two lower courts and the state workers’ compensation commissioner in a ruling related to an idiopathic/unexplained fall due to an individual’s medical condition that happened to occur at the workplace.
Feb 7, 2019
ABI recently joined other business associations in supporting an effort being led by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to encourage other states to not adopt a version of an invasive data privacy law that was recently passed in California.