2019 Senate Bill Introductions


SF 105: A bill to establish a solar energy standard for IOUs; 1,500 MW by July 1, 2020; 2,000 MW by July 1, 2022; and 3,000 MW by July 1, 2025 and each year thereafter. 
Status: Introduced 1/24/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Breitbach, Bolkcom, and Chapman.

SF 135: A bill to fund a study on the discontinuation of coal for generation in the state of Iowa; to be submitted to the legislature in 2021.
Status: Introduced 1/29/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Brown, Bolkcom, and Nunn.

SF 136: A bill to require IOU utility bills to disclose the cost of fossil fuel use.
Status: Introduced 1/29/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Brown, Bolkcom, and Nunn.

SF 232: A bill requiring wind generation setbacks of 500 feet from any real property abutting the wind energy conversion property.
Status: Introduced 2/11/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee:  Nunn, Johnson, and Quirmbach.

SF 233: A companion bill to HF 154, this bill prohibits IOUs from installing digital meters or smart meters without first providing the customer educational information on the meter and gets the customer’s consent; prohibits offering discount rates in order to get a customer to switch to a digital/smart meter; requires the IOU provide an analog meter upon customer request; and prohibits charging a different rate for reading analog meters.
Status: Introduced 2/11/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Koelker, Lykam, and Sinclair. 

SF 262: A bill prohibiting a utility from recovering costs from the closure of a nuclear generating plant.
Status: Introduced 2/13/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee:  Chapman, Feenstra, and Mathis. 

SF 301: A bill allowing city utilities to offer lower rates to persons over 65 years of age.
Status: Introduced 2/19/19; referred to Local Government. Subcommittee:  Kraayenbrink, Segebart and Smith.

SF 312: A bill directing the Iowa Energy Center to develop a strategic plan for achieving 80 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.
Status: Introduced 2/21/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Nunn, Lykam, Miller-Meeks.

SSB 1095: A bill requiring that city utility board members may only be removed for cause.
Status: Introduced 2/5/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Feenstra, Petersen, and R. Smith. Set for Subcommittee hearing 2/13/19. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/13/19.

SSB 1106: This bill makes dramatic changes to tort claims against employees of the state and local government for certain acts of torts, willful omission, or willful conduct.
Status: Introduced 2/5/19; referred to Judiciary.  Subcommittee: Schultz, Hogg, and Shipley.  Subcommittee hearing set 2/14/19. Subcommittee reset for hearing 2/21/19.

SSB 1152: A bill allowing local governments to collect additional fees from IOUs for operating in public rights-of-way.
Status: Introduced 2/13/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee:  Sinclair, Chapman and Petersen. Subcommittee hearing set 2/19/19.

SSB 1154:  Allowing utilities easements/rights-of-way for the purposes of vegetation management.
Status:  Introduced 2/14/19; referred to Commerce. Subcommittee:  Sinclair, Johnson and Mathis. Hearing set 2/18/19. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage 2/18/19. Subcommittee recommends Do Pass as amended 2/18/19.

SSB 1184: Revising state law regarding the sale of a municipal utility—stating the citiies of less than 6,000 need not get an appraisal before considering sale.
Status: Introduced 2/20/19; referred to Ways and Means.  Subcommittee:  Feenstra, Quirmbach and Schultz. 

SJR 3: A joint resolution to change the state constitution to impose term limits.
Status: Introduced 1/15/19; referred to State Government. Subcommittee:  R. Smith, Coumoyer, and Jochum.  

SJR 8: A resolution to amend the state Constitution to establish a victim’s bill of rights (Marsy’s Law).
Status: Introduced 1/24/19; referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee:  Zaun, Bisignano, and Whiting.


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