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Iowa legislature recognizes Taiwan, hears from Iowa National Guard


This news story was published on January 18, 2012.
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DES MOINES – The Iowa legislature met in Des Moines Wednesday and worked on a number of bills and heard a presentation from the Iowa National Guard.

Senate Floor Action, Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Senate convened at 9:06 a.m.

Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

The Journal of Tuesday, January 17, 2012, was approved.

Committee from the House

Senator Beall welcomed to the Senate chamber the Honorable Baushuan Ger, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago

Remarks by Director General Baushuan Ger.

SR 101 by Beall & Boettger

Supporting Republic of China on Taiwan

SR 101 – ad., v/v

The Senate stood at ease at 9:22 a.m. for a Democratic caucus.

The Senate resumed session at 9:44 a.m.

In accordance with HCR 103, duly adopted, the Senate proceeded to the House chamber for the joint convention. Major General Tim Orr, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, presented his Condition of the Iowa National Guard address.

The Senate stood at ease at 9:45 a.m.

The Senate reconvened at 10:52 a.m.

SF 2007 by Schoenjahn

Appropriation to the college student aid commission re: national guard ed. program

The Senate stood at ease at 10:53 a.m. for a Republican caucus.

The Senate resumed session at 11:43 a.m.

Resumed: SF 2007

Senator excused:  Sorenson, until he arrives.

S-5002 – Dix – lost, 23-26

SF 2007 – Passed, 49-0

SF 2018 by Appropriations

Financial assistance for Battleship Iowa BB-61 purposes

S-5001 – Chelgren – lost, 22-27

S-5003 – Kibbie – withdrawn

SF 2018 – Passed, 49-0

Immediately Messaged:  SF 2007 and SF 2018

The Senate adjourned at 12:47 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

 

House Floor Action, January 18, 2012:

The House will convene at 8:300 a.m.

The House convened at 8:32 a.m.

Prayer led by Chaplain Craig Nelson of Marshalltown Veteran’s Home

Pledge of Allegiance led by Carlee Harmon of Marshalltown, guest of Representative Mark Smith

Introduction of Bills:

HF 2042 – HF 2043

Announcements

Introductions

Committee of three appointed to notify the Senate that the House is ready to receive it in Joint Convention: Representatives Raecker,  Massie, Quirk

Excused:  Hanusa

The House stood at ease at 8:40 a.m. until the fall of the gavel

The House resumed session at 8:53 a.m.

HR 103 by Anderson

Republic of China on Taiwan

HR 103 – adopted

Republicans will caucus immediately in the Supreme Court Chamber

The House stood at ease until 9:40 a.m.

The House resumed session at 9:50 a.m.

Committee of three returned and reported

The President of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate, and members of the Senate arrived in the Chamber

The Joint Convention convened at 9:52 a.m.

Committee of Six appointed to escort Governor Branstad to the Chamber:  Senators Danielson, Jochum, Smith; Representatives Anderson, Rogers, Thomas

Committee of Six appointed to notify Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, Tim Orr, that the Joint Convention is ready to receive him:  Senators Beall, Courtney, Ernst; Representatives Chambers, Vader Linden, Kearns

The House stood at east at 9:55 a.m. until the fall of the gavel

The House resumed session at 9:58 a.m.

Secretary of State Matt Schultz and State Auditor, David Vaudt arrived in the Chamber

Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds arrived in the Chamber

General Orr’s family and invited guests arrived in the Chamber

Governor Terry Branstad arrived in the Chamber

Major General Tim Orr arrived in the Chamber

Condition of the Iowa National Guard Address – General Orr

Major General Tim Orr is escorted from the Chamber

Governor Terry Branstad is escorted from the Chamber

Presentation by Speaker Kraig Paulsen to Senator John Kibbie

The Joint Convention was dissolved at 10:40 a.m.

The House stood at ease at 10:40 a.m.

The House resumed session at 10:43 a.m.

The House recessed at 10:43 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Received from the Senate:  SF 2007SF 2018

The House reconvened at 1:01 p.m.

Excused:  Vander Linden, Shaw, Koester

Introduction of Bills:

HF 2044 – HF 2050

Point of Personal Privilege – Representative De Boef

The House adjourned at 1:09 p.m. until Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.

Republicans will caucus immediately in Room 103

 

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