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Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Increases the penalty for an assault committed by a person against whom a protective order is issued.

Modifies current law related to harassment through use of visual depictions.

Expands definition of "sex act" and creates an enhanced penalty for second and subsequent violations (class D felony). 

Updates the Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing's (DIAL) responsibilities, focusing on confidentiality and handling of dependent adult abuse cases.

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

Makes changes to human trafficking convictions.

Adds grooming behavior to mandatory reporting to the Board of Educational Examiners.

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

Makes grooming a criminal offense.

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

Realigns the state's regional behavioral health and disability service systems by merging non-Medicaid operations and funding for mental health, addiction (substance use disorder, problem gambling, tobacco), aging, and disability services.

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

Appropriates $222.4 million from gambling revenues (Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund, or RIIF) to various infrastructure projects in fiscal year 2025 (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025).  

Appropriates $693.3 million for the Attorney General, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and Departments of Corrections, Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Inspections, Appeals and Licensing ($24 million increase, or 3.5%).

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 $88.6 million. 

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.

Prohibits government entities from treating religious conduct more restrictively than secular conduct.

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

Modifies the definition of sexual exploitation of a minor to include visual depictions.

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.

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

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 a total of $1.02 billion for educational programs (an increase of $35.4 million) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 (FY 2025).  

Appropriates $220.2 million to the judicial branch (courts), an increase of $7.7 million.

Makes several provisions related to taxes.

Makes changes to automatic (standing) appropriations.

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