Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Sen. Evans: Week 7 Senate recap

Following our first legislative deadline, the seventh week of session in the Iowa Senate focused on debate and sending bills to the House of Representatives for their consideration.

One bill that passed the Senate is Senate File 2161, which raises the penalties for swatting. Additionally, the Senate passed Senate File 2096, ensuring Iowa can have the most qualified applicants considered for appointments to a board, commission, committee or council, regardless of their gender. Senate File 2251 also passed the Senate, expanding Medicaid benefits to pregnant women and preserving these benefits fo...