WEEK 6: 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
STATE NEWS
LEGISLATIVE TRACKING
HSB 173 / SSB1181: Beginning Farmer 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: FOR, PASSED OUT OF BOTH SUBCOMMITTEES

HSB78/ SSB1132: Property Tax Exemption for Cover Crops - Proposes 50% reduction in property taxes for those planting cover crops, concerns related to funding & impact to be ironed out: MONITORING, UNCHANGED

HSB32/ SSB1152: Fees on Public Utilities for the use of Public Rights-Of-Way- L imiting right-of-way fees to direct/documented costs: FOR, PASSED OUT OF HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE

HSB62/ SSB1191: Prize Linked Savings - Allows lending institutions to offer promotions for specific savings accounts, as allowed in 29 other states. DYK 44% of Americans don't have $400 saved to cover an emergency expense?: FOR, UNCHANGED

HF154 / S F233: Smart Meters- Allows customers to choose if they would like an analog meter, at no additional charge: MONITORING, PASSED OUT OF HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE

FUN FACT FRIDAY:
Farm Supply & Grain Cooperatives have nearly 8,000 employees in Iowa with an average annual compensation of almost $64,000.

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