Gov. Reynolds signs several budget bills into law

Gov. Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed several appropriations bills into law, increasing funding and support for education, workforce, law enforcement, corrections, and quality of life.  

“Our fiscally responsible budget practices and our balanced approach to managing the pandemic has allowed us to invest in critical priorities that ensure Iowa remains competitive in the 21st century,” said Gov. Reynolds. “By making real investments in education, workforce, law enforcement, and quality of life, we can strengthen our economic recovery while promoting strong families, safe communities, and even better schools.”  

HF 861: an Act relating to appropriations to the justice system, gambling regulatory fees, and creating a bureau of cyber-crime, establishing a department of corrections survivor benefits fund, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. 

  • HF 861 includes additional $21 million for corrections budgets and salary adjustments, including an extra $3 million to Anamosa State Penitentiary to fill full time positions. 
  • HF 861 further funds and supports Iowa law enforcement with an additional $10.5 million 

HF 868: an Act relating to the funding of, the operation of, and appropriation of moneys to the college student aid commission, the department for the blind, the department of education, and the state board of regents, providing for properly related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. 

  • HF 868 allocates an additional $10 million in funds to the Future Ready Iowa “Last Dollar Scholarship” program.  
  • HF 868 includes an additional $1 million in funds for Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) allowing school districts to provide direct services to the most at-risk middle school and high school students through direct intervention by an iJAG specialist. The additional funding is estimated to provide between 30 and 50 new schools with iJAG programming.   

HF 871: an act making appropriations to the department of cultural affairs, the economic development authority, the Iowa finance authority, the public employment relations board, the department of workforce development, and the state board of regents and certain regents institutions, and providing for properly related matters, and including effective date, contingent effective date, and applicability provisions. Contingent effective date. Contingent applicability date. 

  • HF 871 includes an additional $3 million for the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund 
  • HF 871 allocates $750,000 to the Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Program to fund financial assistance to meat processing businesses, licensed custom lockers, and mobile slaughter units. 

HF 864: A bill for an act relating to appropriations to the judicial branch. 

HF 862: an Act relating to and making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund, the technology reinvestment fund, the sports wagering receipts fund, and the autism support fund, providing for related matters, and including effective date provisions. 

HF 895: A bill for an act appropriating federal moneys made available from federal block grants and other nonstate sources, allocating portions of federal block grants, and providing procedures if federal moneys or federal block grants are more or less than anticipated, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. 

SF 692: A bill for an act relating to transportation and other infrastructure-related appropriations to the department of transportation, including allocation and use of moneys from the road use tax fund and the primary road fund. 

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law 

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills into law: 

HF 802: an Act providing for requirements related to racism or sexism trainings at, and diversity and inclusion efforts by, governmental agencies and entities, school districts, and public postsecondary educational institutions. 

Gov. Reynolds released the following statement on HF 802: 

“Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes, not education. It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone’s character,” said Gov. Reynolds. “I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.” 

SF 234: an Act relating to the classification and reclassification of certain secondary roads, and including applicability provisions. 

HF 844: an Act providing for business entities, providing for certain fees, and including effective date provisions. 

SF 578an Act relating to the powers and duties of the department of agriculture and land stewardship, including by providing for administration, programs, and regulations, providing fees, providing penalties, and making penalties applicable. 

HF 365an Act relating to the service of notices of garnishment by sheriffs. 

SF 574an Act relating to confidential information maintained by local government officials for certain veteran and military property tax credits and exemptions. 

SF 608an Act relating to the administration of the tax and related laws by the department of revenue by requiring composite returns for pass-through entities, restricting public disclosure of certain information, providing penalties, and including applicability provisions. 

HF 682an Act relating to the Iowa appraisal standards and appraiser certification law and making penalties applicable. 

HF 384an Act relating to alcohol beverage control concerning certain class “C” liquor control licenses and the delivery of certain alcoholic beverages. 

SF 367an Act relating to certain financial obligations, including under the consumer credit code, and including under the criminal and juvenile justice system by modifying criminal and civil surcharges, fines, fees, costs, and court debt, providing civil penalties, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. 

SF 524an Act establishing an inpatient psychiatric bed tracking system study committee. 

HF 644an Act relating to the registration of postsecondary schools with the college student aid commission, and to the postsecondary registration fund under the control of the commission. 

HF 367an Act exempting from the state individual income tax the earnings from a burial trust fund, and including retroactive applicability provisions. 

HF 513an Act relating to pari-mutuel wagering on horse or dog races licensed in a foreign jurisdiction. 

HF 522an Act providing that a qualified confinement feeding operation may utilize an anaerobic digester system to treat manure, and making penalties applicable. 

HF 758an Act modifying provisions related to certain affidavits accepted by county recorders for updating county transfer books and indexes when a conveyance of real estate has not occurred. 

HF 743an Act providing for representation of adoptive parents by local public defenders. 

HF 711an Act relating to the calculation of certain court costs in probate matters, and including effective date and applicability provisions. 

HF 865an Act relating to the filing requirements for the business property tax credit and including effective date provisions. 

SF 568an Act relating to the conduct of elections, including nominations and procedures for proposed amendments to the Iowa Constitution, and including effective date provisions. 

HF 837an Act relating to the use of fees collected by a county recorder or governing board of the county land record information system for processing and recording instruments.

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