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SF2383: Governor's Workforce Bill

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Division 1 (Inspections): Prohibits a city or county from requiring the inspection of a manufactured home that has met HUD inspection requirements and its construction has met federal construction and safety standards. Division 2 (Work-Based Learning): Requires schools to annual report student work-based learning participation (registered apprenticeships, internships, pre-apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and projects through the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning) and requires the certification of work-based learning program supervisor by the Board of Educational Examiners. Division 3 (Health Care Workforce Recruitment): Eliminates the Iowa residency requirement for the Rural Primary Care Loan Repayment Program, adds neurology to the list of eligible physician specialties, and allows for part-time practice in a rural area (defined as 70% of a 40-hour workweek). Allows ARNPs and nurses to be eligible for the Health Care Professional Recruitment Program (currently limited to PAs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, athletic trainers, physicians), and allows loan repayments for community college tuition.  Renames the Health Care Loan Repayment Program to the "Health Care Award Program," converting from a loan repayment program to a direct financial award (professional eligible remain the same - ARNPs, registered nurses, nurse-educators, and PAs). Allows part-time nurse educators to be eligible for an award, as long as they are also practicing as a nurse or ARNP.  Division 4 (Military Professional Licensure): Expedites the professional licensing of active duty military and their spouses and removes additional examinations and provides for temporary licensure. Waives initial application fee and one renewal fee for honorably or generally discharged veterans (rules for this must be adopted by each licensing board before January 11, 2023). Division 5 (Hunting & Fishing Licenses): Creates an annual Armed Forces Fishing License (or hunting/fishing combination license) for any Iowa resident who was active duty armed forces (fee not to exceed $5).  Division 6 (Veteran Driver's Licenses & Parking Fees): Waives driver license fees for certain veterans and active duty military members. Exempts veteran plates from city parking meters or city-owned parking lots.  Division 7 (Insurance): Allows temporary licenses for insurers moving into the state. More information can be found at: www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/FN/1289619.pdf.   Takes effect July 1, 2022.  

Status:
Recent Actions
Position: Track
Topic/Subject: Health Care, Hunting, Local Government, Workforce

Last Modified: 08/08/2022

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