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Appropriates $45.3 million to the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and Iowa Workforce Development, for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 (FY23).  This is a decrease of $2.7 million.

Appropriates $992.9 million for the Department of Education, College Student Aid Commission, Department for the Blind, and state universities, for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 (FY23).  This is an increase of $20.8 million. 

Appropriates $2.1 billion to the Departments on Aging, Public Health, Human Services and Veterans Affairs for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 (FY23). This is an increase of $20.7 million (less than 1%).

Appropriates $175.1 million from the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) and Technology Reinvestment Fund (TRF), for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 (FY23).   RIIF and TRF are funded with revenues generated from gambling.

Appropriates $50.1 million to various state agencies for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 (FY23).  This is a decrease of $99.5 million (most of this is attributed to elimination of $100 million in one-time broadband grants).

Crime & Courts

Establishes certain criminal offenses and civil actions against older adults.

Education

Appropriates $992.9 million for the Department of Education, College Student Aid Commission, Department for the Blind, and state universities, for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 (FY23).  This is an increase of $20.8 million. 

Health Care

Provides that no citation or fine will be issued if a health care facility self-identifies and corrects a deficient practice prior to an on-site inspection.

Requires healthcare employment agencies to register with the department of inspections and appeals and prohibits non-compete clauses.

Makes changes to manufactured homes' inspections, work-based learning programs, health loan repayment, professional licensing for military spouses, and temporary insurance producer licenses.

Health Insurance

Allows for electronic delivery of group health insurance documents under certain circumstances.

Hunting

Makes changes to manufactured homes' inspections, work-based learning programs, health loan repayment, professional licensing for military spouses, and temporary insurance producer licenses.

Local Government

Makes changes to manufactured homes' inspections, work-based learning programs, health loan repayment, professional licensing for military spouses, and temporary insurance producer licenses.

Medicaid

Authorizes the DHS to release nursing facility rates prior to receiving federal approval and to retroactively adjust rates as needed.

Makes changes to DHS reporting (eliminates DHS quarterly reports on the savings from the Medicaid Preferred Drug list, making them annual; changes date for reporting the average amount spent on eligible individuals for the HCBS/BI and HCBS/Elderly waivers from October 1 to December 30). 

Other

Allows persons with permanent disabilities to be eligible for state child care assistance, permits DHS to tell banks and other financial institutions that they are starting a dependent adult abuse case if the person's finances are at risk, and allows young adults to remain in foster care until age 21.

Raises the amount a retired IPERS member can earn and raises the cap for a school board member contract value.

Prescription Drugs

Outlines requirements and restrictions on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).

Public Health

Prohibits requiring COVID-19 immunization to enroll in a childcare center or school.

Tax

The House, Senate and Governor's compromise tax reform bill.

Allows combined sales/use tax receipts, changes quarterly reporting and filings to monthly, and makes other process changes.  Exempts diapers and feminine hygiene products from sales tax.  Changes to the distribution of revenue to local governments and school districts and makes changes to economic development tax refund incentives and workforce housing program. Reduces the franchise tax over five years from 5% to 3.5%, allows previously denied solar projects to claim a tax credit for a limited time, and exempts Governor's $1,000 pandemic retention bonuses given to peace officers, teachers, childcare workers and correctional officers from income tax.

Workforce

Makes changes to manufactured homes' inspections, work-based learning programs, health loan repayment, professional licensing for military spouses, and temporary insurance producer licenses.

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