Feb 8, 2018
Utility Omnibus Legislation Moves Forward
A subcommittee hearing on HSB 595 was held Feb. 7 with Rep. Gary Carlson (R-Muscatine) chairing the meeting.
The Legislative News is updated regularly by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s (ABI) public policy team with information about the latest activity in the Iowa Legislature, administratively and at the federal level.
Feb 1, 2018
The House Environmental Protection committee on Monday heard presentations by the Department of Natural Resources and Metro Waste Authority. The presentations were about the most recent Iowa Waste Characterization Study, an update on the bottle bill recovery rate and recycling in general.
Jun 1, 2017
Members of ABI’s Environment Committee held a special conference call last week to discuss potential ABI participation in stakeholder meetings proposed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to address the funding of the air quality bureau.
Sep 15, 2016
On Tuesday, the Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC) gave final approval to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources rule package that includes changes ABI requested to the state’s antidegradation rule and implementation procedure.
Jul 14, 2016
On Tuesday, ABI public policy director Jessica Harder spoke in favor of antidegradation rule changes at the Administrative Rules Review Committee ()ARRC) meeting, to clarify the antidegradation procedure after a court decision made the rule unclear and potentially burdensome and expensive for members.
Nov 5, 2015
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Administrative Rules Review Committee - a joint committee of the Iowa House and Senate - will hear comments from interested parties related to air quality rules proposed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.