DAY 104 OF 110
END OF THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
STATE TRACKING

The 2019 legislative session will be wrapping up today. Sine Die is in sight.

HF 768 : Beginning Farmer Tax Credit - Establishes a new Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program replacing Agricultural Assets Transfer Credit. Also allows farmers with ag assets a tax credit for assisting beginning farmers. Caps the credit at $50,000/year per farmer. Expands replacement program from $6 million to $12 million: SENT TO GOVERNOR TO SIGN

HF 772 : Empower Rural Iowa - Includes incentives for broadband growth ($5 million in funding this year, the Governor asked for $10 million) and workforce housing: SENT TO GOVERNOR TO SIGN

HF 769 : Farm Truck Weights- Now allows farm exempt trucks to pay for overweight registrations as long as they meet axle requirements already in code: SENT TO GOVERNOR TO SIGN

HF 767 : Electric Vehicle Taxes - Provides registration taxes and tax at charging stations equivalent to average road use taxes paid through fuel consumption (per the DOT: the average motorist pays $150/year): MONITORING, SENATE TO DEBATE YET

Video from KCCI on legislation that limits property tax increases HERE .

GRAIN WAREHOUSE LIEN LANGUAGE
We didn't get our language codified this session but continue to work on the issue and will keep gaining support through the interim. Let me know if you have any questions.
FEDERAL TRACKING

We are currently asking our Federal Representatives to support and co-sponsor this language. Please reach out to your legislators and connect them to the issue so they understand the impact of these pension premiums.

CONTACT YOUR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS
Sen. Chuck Grassley:  202-224-4120
Sen. Joni Ernst: 202-224-3254
Rep. Abby Finkenauer: 202-225-2911
Rep. Dave Loebsack: 202-225-6576
Rep. Cindy Ax ne: 202-225-5476
Rep. Steve King: 202-225-4426
Katie P. Hall
Director of Government Affairs
khall@iowainstitute.coop
O: 515-292-2667
C: 712-269-9838