OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Governor Terry E. Branstad « Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 5, 2017
Contact: Governor’s Office, 515-281-5211
Gov. Branstad signs 4 bills into law
(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following 3 bills into law:
Senate File 504: an Act relating to mental health and disabilities, including the funding of mental health and disability services by modifying the mental health and disability services property tax levy, providing for the expenditure and deposit of certain county hospital property tax revenues, requiring the use of specified excess cash flow funds, including certain law enforcement notification provisions, and including effective date and applicability provisions. Tis bill passed the Iowa Senate on April 18, 46-4 and the Iowa House on April 20, 98-1.
Senate File 471: an Act relating to limitations on and prerequisites for an abortion, providing for licensee discipline, providing civil penalties, and including effective date provisions. This bill passed the Iowa House 55-42, on April 5 and the Iowa Senate 30-20 on April 18.
House File 516: an Act relating to the conduct and administration of elections, including voter registration, absentee voting, voter identity verification, signature verification, polling place prohibitions, commissioner duties and certifications, voter misconduct information and reporting, straight party voting, the voting age at primary elections, candidate filing deadlines, and post-election audits, creating an electronic poll book and polling place technology revolving loan fund, providing penalties, and including effective date and applicability provisions. This bill passed the Iowa House 56-40 on April 10 and the Iowa Senate 28-21 on April 13.
Senate File 465: an Act relating to medical malpractice claims, including noneconomic damage awards and expert witnesses, and including applicability provisions. This bill passed the Iowa House 65-32 on April 12 and the Iowa Senate 37-12 on April 17.