Administrative Rules Advance

January 11, 2018

Last Friday, ABI attended the Administrative Rules Review Committee to follow rules that affect members. A packed agenda included workers compensation rules to implement HF518, ABI’s work comp reform priority bill that passed last session.

In addition, the Secretary of State presented an amendment to the fee increase rule previously filed. With the rule amendment, language ABI worked for that was omitted from one section of the fee rule—ensuring the new fees go to improve business technology and the fees sunset when the technology fund sunsets in 2022—is applied to every fee increase section.

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) rules to implement new fines for misclassification of workers were session delayed by the full committee. IWD asked to pull the rules back to study the issue further. Other rules updating boiler requirements were also advanced. For more information on any of these rules, contact Jessica Hyland at