Update from The Board of Directors
This legislative session is still not over and legislators are back at the Capitol this week. As of today news stories report there has been a compromise reached on the budget but no details are available about the budget or what will happen the rest of this week.
As of Friday May 29th Senate File 506 had not moved to the Senate Floor for debate. HSB 249 had also not moved out of The House Government Oversight Committee and on to the House floor for debate.
At the end of last week we had discussions with key legislators who are working hard to push these two bills on to the floor for debate and they said the pressure is high to move these bills. This is due in a large part from the emails, letters and calls they continue to receive.
We also know these bills can move very quickly through the process if House leadership agrees to let HSB 249 come out of committee and Senate Leadership puts SF 506 on the debate calendar.
Key legislators encourage us to continue to put the pressure on leadership and other legislators. I know this seems very repetitive but this is what is needed right now.
Thank you very much for continuing to do this important work!!!
Board of Director President
On Behalf of The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance