Legislature races for finish
April 20, 2017
Tuesday was the 100th day of the 2017 legislative session and the target adjournment date. Although the Legislature didn’t end Tuesday, all signs are pointing to adjournment in the coming days.
The House and Senate have spent many hours in caucus and debating last minute policy and appropriations bills to try to get everything completed by the weekend. All the budget bills have passed at least one chamber, and a few have already been sent to the Governor for his review.
Here is the status of the budget bills:
Transportation (SF 497): Passed the House and Senate, sent to Governor
Agriculture and Natural Resources (SF510): Passed the House and Senate
Administration and Regulation (HF640): Passed the House and amended in Senate
Education (HF642): Passed the House and Senate
Justice/Corrections (SF509): Passed the House and Senate
Judicial/Courts (SF508): Passed the House and Senate
Economic Development (SF513): Passed the House and Senate
Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) (HF643): Passed the House and Senate
Health and Human Services (HF653): Passed the House Wednesday, expected to be debated in the Senate Thursday
Standings (SF516): The end of session budget bill that includes policy provisions and more than $3 billion in funding has passed Senate Appropriations, expected to be debated in the Senate on Thursday.