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League of Women Voters of Iowa

Enacts the Governor's education reform package, called the Students First Act. 

Eliminates 12-year look-back provision in determining if domestic abuse assault charges are for second or subsequent offenses.

Makes changes related to mental health and disability services, child in need of assistance proceedings, and confinement of individuals found competent to stand trial. Designates specialties of state mental health institutions (MHIs).

Increases penalty for an assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse assault when committed against a pregnant person.

Increases penalties for human trafficking.

Removes the Brady-Giglio List repeal provision and requires a prosecuting agency to keep an officer's records confidential.

Makes changes to criminal law procedures, including a prohibition on criminal depositions until a person is indicted and providing options for a minor to be deposed without a defendant being physically present in the room.

Makes changes to regulations in several department of agriculture and land stewardship programs, including water quality.

Updates administrative rulemaking process. 

Expands eligibility for child care assistance and increases provider reimbursement rates for half-day childcare.

Appropriates federal black grants received in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 & FFY 2025.

Limits participation in the Iowa caucuses and allows party precinct members to pick the winner of a tie-vote for state house or senate.

Property Tax Reform Agreement - Consolidation of sections of the House's original HF 1 and the Senate's SF 569.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to establish the process for the succession of a governor.

Sets allowed growth for K-12 school funding at 2% for for school year 2023-2024.

Makes changes to education requirements.

Prohibits a person from entering a single or multiple occupancy bathroom in a school that does not correspond with the person’s biological sex.

Requires household asset tests for SNAP and expanded eligibility verification for all public assistance recipients and applicants (SNAP,  Medicaid, HAWK-I, and FIP). 

Governor's "parent’s rights in education" bill makes sweeping changes to sex education (no gender identity and sexual orientation discussion in elementary school); eliminates inclusion of HIV, HPV, and HPV vaccines in human growth and development instruction;  requires publishing a list of classroom materials and library books; bans school libraries from having books that describe sex acts; requires parental notification for changes to pronouns/names; requires parental permission for student survey; and asserts strict scrutiny in parent’s rights. Applies to all public, charter, and innovation zone schools (but not private schools). 

Enacts provisions to reorganize all of state government.

Prohibits health care professionals from performing gender affirming or transition procedures (including medication treatment and surgeries) on minors.

Spends a total of $70.5 million for various state agencies for fiscal year 2024 (FY24), an increase of $20.4 million.

Spends a total of $43.5 million for natural resources, environmental protection, and agriculture in fiscal year 2024 (FY24), an increase of $1.6 million.

Appropriates a total of $41.8 million to economic development, housing, and workforce development agencies and programs for fiscal year 2024, a decrease of $3.5 million from last year.  

Appropriates $982.9 million to the Department of Education, state universities, Department for the Blind, and Iowa School for the Deaf for fiscal year 2024, a decrease of $10 million.

Spends a total of $2.12 billion for health and human services programs and agencies for fiscal year 2024 (FY24), an increase of $55.3 million. 

Appropriates $669.2 million for fiscal year 2024 to the Attorney General/Department of Justice, Department of Corrections (prisons and community based corrections), State Patrol, Department of Public Safety and other justice systems programs, an increase of $36.3 million.

Appropriates $212.5 million to the state's judicial branch, including court staff and judges, for fiscal year 2024, an increase of $18.8 million. 

Makes changes to various tax laws.

Appropriates $181.2 million from gambling taxes collected and deposited in the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) for fiscal year 2024.

Makes changes to standing (automatic) appropriations.  

Proposes a state constitutional amendment making the voting age 18.

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