2021 Legislative Session Kicks Off on Monday; Register for Legislative Update; ABI Legislative Reception Postponed, Virtual Briefing Taking Place on Wednesday

January 7, 2021

The 89th Iowa General Assembly will convene next week as lawmakers from across the state will gather in Des Moines to develop policy and set the budget for the coming fiscal year. Republicans maintain their trifecta following the 2020 election. Don’t forget to register for ABI’s annual legislative briefing, held virtually on Wed., January 13, to get insight into the 2021 session.

The first week of the legislative session is largely formalities with new members being sworn into office and legislative leaders giving opening day speeches. Gov. Reynolds will deliver her Condition of the State Address on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. where she will lay out the legislative initiatives she would like to accomplish this year. Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen will deliver the State of the Judiciary Address on Wednesday morning, and Major General Benjamin Corell will deliver the Condition of the Iowa National Guard Address on Thursday morning.

As session progresses, ABI’s public policy team of JD Davis and Brad Hartkopf will hold every-other-week legislative updates via Zoom exclusively for ABI members. Members will have the opportunity to learn about the latest issues affecting the business community at the Capitol, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions. The first virtual update is Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. Please email Michelle Vollstedt to register.

Reminder: ABI’s legislative reception has been postponed. A virtual legislative briefing will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. You can register here