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Removes the requirement that personnel working in a licensed or registered child care facility must receive a pre-employment physical examination.

Prohibits health insurance providers from limiting prescription drug coverage for certain individuals.

Creates a non-refundable ARNP preceptor income tax credit equal to $500 for each 100-hour clinical preceptorship, up to $2,000 per year.

Appropriates $1 million to the double up food bucks program.

Requires maternity group homes to be considered as a residential use for zoning purposes.

Appropriates $300,000 for radon awareness, education, and outreach.

Appropriates funding to implement an plan to reduce the obesity rate. 

Increases penalties for an assault against people in certain occupations.

Makes changes to HHS processes concerning adoption information sharing, dependent adult abuse, juvenile court records, and mandatory reporter training.

Establishes regulations for firearm hold agreements.

Creates the Opioid Settlement Future Fund and an Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council.

Requires a utilization review organization to respond to a request for a prior authorization within a certain amount of time.

Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for diagnostic breast cancer examinations.

Allows a trained physician and surgeon to staff an ambulance.

Directs HHS to submit a Medicaid waiver request to provide coverage for certain inmates due to be released.

Makes numerous changes to state boards, commissions, committees, councils, and other state government entities.

Requires certain school districts to employ security personnel and authorizes school employees to be issued weapons permits.

Makes changes to the duties of the Iowa Secretary of State in regards to the address confidentiality program and the conduct of elections.

Charges Iowa Department of Education (DE) to oversee AEA operations and changes how AEAs are funded and operate.

Requires human growth and development courses to include instruction on pregnancy and fetal development.

Removes the annual cap on the amount of Real Estate Transfer Tax funds that can be transferred to the Housing Trust Fund.

Changes property tax assessment limitations for commercial child care facilities.  

Requires health insurance to cover biomarker testing. 

Establishes the behavioral health service system.

Makes changes to organization, structure, and functions of state and local governments.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to set a flat rate for individual income taxes and to require two-thirds approval of both legislative chambers for increasing tax rates.

Appropriates funds from the opioid settlement fund for opioid prevention, treatment, recovery, and infrastructure activities. 

Establishes an easy enrollment health care coverage program.

Requires Medicaid MCOs to pay providers 100 percent of items or services for which prior authorization was obtained.

Makes several changes to combat human trafficking, including an annual stakeholder meeting to develop legislative proposals, increase in the statute of limitations for human trafficking of a minor, and allowing video depositions for human trafficking victims of any age.

Requires tobacco device retailers to have a permit and establishes requirements and restrictions. 

Makes changes related to the certificate of need process for health facilities.

Repeals gender balance requirements for appointed local and state government boards, councils, commissions.

Makes changes to ambulatory surgical center requirements.

Expands Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and infants while adjusting the income eligibility levels.

Makes changes to administration of MOMS program.

Makes changes to certain HHS reporting requirements.

Prohibits entry or reentry into the state by previously deported foreign individuals.

Allocates funds from the opioid settlement fund.

The Governor's tax bill.

Adds a narrow window for waiving the civil statute of limitations (SOL) for childhood sexual assault to allow victims to receive compensation under a settlement with the Boy Scouts of America.

Appropriates funding for fiscal year 2025 (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025) for various state agencies.   

Increases funding for educational programs by $32.6 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 (FY 2025).  

Appropriates $2.2 billion for health and human services programs (including Medicaid) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 (FY 2025).  This is an increase of $63.1 million. 

Recognizes the term "brain health" in order to combat stigma around mental health and encouraging early treatment and preventative measures for brain-related issues in Iowa.

Eliminates individual income tax.

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