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Rep. Steckman reminds citizens of new Iowa laws now in effect as of July 1

This news story was published on July 3, 2019.
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DES MOINES – State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City this week reminded Iowans about several new laws that will take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year.

“There are several new laws going into effect on July 1 that will impact the lives of Iowans,” said Steckman. “This year, we worked together to create a new mental health system for children in Iowa; extended SAVE to improve school infrastructure; and provided new protections for seniors, at-risk kids, and victims of human trafficking.”

Protecting Iowans & Improving Healthcare

· Background checks for employees working with children, elderly and disabled (HF 681)
· Created a children’s mental health system (HF 690)
· Make it easier to get treatment for substance abuse disorders to help fight the opioid epidemic (HF 623)
· Support caregivers to help seniors transition out of the hospital (SF 210)
· Adds organ donation box on hunting/fishing licenses (SF 86)
· New protections for seniors and at risk children (HF 610/HF 591)
· Provided more tools for potential victims of human trafficking (SF 267)
Investing in Iowa’s Future
· Prevented Iowans from losing professional license if behind on student loan repayments (SF 304)
· Improved school infrastructure– SAVE (HF 546)
· Continued efforts to encourage more cooperation between local school districts (HF 596)

Other Laws of Interest

· Expanded grants for veterans injured in the line of duty (HF 288)
· Provided needed expansion of small business distilleries in Iowa (SF 230)
· Required counties to use tracking system to track more absentee ballots (HF 692)

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6 Responses to Rep. Steckman reminds citizens of new Iowa laws now in effect as of July 1

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2019 at 3:21 am

    “Provided needed expansion of small business distilleries in Iowa (SF 230)”

    Just what we need, more booze.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 8, 2019 at 11:28 am

    provided more tools for victims of human trafficking….. how about closing the border down getting drones in the sky boots on the ground and making sure everyone who wants to come to america is who they saythey are and has all their shots? that takes care of a percentage of human trafficking, maybe force the nfl to take some responsibilty? anytime the vikings play human trafficking sky rockets in the cities. i know right! hard to imagine that sports events draw child molesters. no, no its not. it actually makes all the sense that grown men that find watching a ball go back and forth exciting interesting and stimulating are actually stupid and pathetic enough to be attracted to child sex slaves. i know hollywood does a great job of making it seem like the only people involved in human trafficking are brown but id be willing to bet alot of its run by white professionals. the clintons ect.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 8, 2019 at 11:24 am

    who? why does this woman represent our part of the state. she just looks like an asshole.

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    Time for a change Reply Report comment

    July 5, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Glad Steckman got around to letting us know about the new laws after the fact. It must have been kept secret from her before July 1st.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Our county attorney will just turn them loose anyway. More laws that will not be enforced.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    More laws – just what we needed on Independence Day – HOOOOORAY ! HOOOORAHAAAA ! Illegals pass free !