Water quality legislation passes House Ways and Means Committee

March 23, 2017

After an evening of debate in the Iowa House on Wednesday, the Ways and Means Committee met to take up several bills including HF 538 which addresses water quality. More than a dozen amendments were offered to the legislation by House Democratic committee members. None of the amendments were adopted and the bill passed out of committee 21-4. The bill has now passed two committees but must also go through the House Appropriations Committee. The Senate is still working on their version of the bill, but it has not advanced past the Senate Natural Resources Committee at this time. ABI will continue to monitor both versions of water quality legislation as the bills fit with the association’s legislative priority regarding environmental investment and accountability.