WEEK 10: 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
State Update

CENTRAL FILING: SF 486 OPPOSE
  • Subcommittee in Senate Ways and Means CANCELED: Schultz, Sweeney, & Jochum
  • Full Senate Ways & Means Committee
  • Introduced by the Iowa Bankers Assn and Wells Fargo
  • Bank lobbyists say they want to move a paper system to electronic but have disregarded solutions that would allow for electronic/e-mail notifications through direct notice
  • This bill would create a central filing system that all buyers (local sale barns, meat processors, lockers, grain buyers, grocers, etc.) would have to check before issuing payment to each farmer
  • It shifts the burden to buyers, increases the number of two-party checks and is not an improvement on our current system
  • Current bill registrations (all ag groups against, bankers support) HERE
THANK YOU to members who have gone above and beyond to connect with legislators, change plans last minute to attend meetings, send emails/calls/texts, schedule meetings with employees to discuss current issues AND helped IIC communicate effectively. We couldn't do it without each of you.
BROADBAND GRANT PROGRAM: HF 796/SF 390- SUPPORT: 2 Amendments added on 3/18
  • The Governor's broadband bill provides a tiered approach to grant funding based on current broadband access/capabilities and has speed requirements (below has been revised to reflect the House amendment)
  • Tier 1: areas with less than 25/3 mbps speed available
  • Minimum 20% of grant funds must go to this tier to serve difficult areas
  • 100/100 buildout is eligible for a 75% match
  • 100/20 buildout is eligible for a 50% match
  • Tier 2: areas with 25/3 to 50 down with no upload target
  • 100/100 buildout is eligible for a 50% match
  • Tier 3: areas with 50 to 80 mpbs (no upload target)
  • 100/100 buildout is eligible for a 50% match

THE GOVERNOR'S RENEWABLE FUEL BILL: SF 549- MONITORING
  • This appears to be an ongoing work in progress with several amendments being discussed
  • Subcommittee assigned in Senate Ways and Means: Dawson, Dickey, Jochum, Sweeney and T. Taylor
  • Fiscal note HERE

BANKS WORKING TO ELIMINATE COMPETITION BY PROHIBITING FUTURE SALES TO CREDIT UNIONS: SF 530- OPPOSE
  • Bankers introduced legislation that would not allow banks to sell to credit unions
  • Voted out of committee on 11 to 5 vote in Senate Commerce, detail HERE

We're working on several other bills that have not had recent movement-- as those bills move or statuses update, we will keep you informed.
Find your state legislators HERE
Want to reach your federal legislators?
D.C. office numbers below: 
Sen. Chuck Grassley: 202-224-4120
Sen. Joni Ernst: 202-224-3254
Rep. Ashley Hinson: 202-225-2911
Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks: 202-225-6576
Rep. Cindy Axne: 202-225-5476
Rep. Randy Feenstra: 202-225-4426
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