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Legislative Updates

The Legislative Update is distributed by the Iowa Department of Public Health to agency staff, department regulatory and advisory board members, local health departments and contract agencies, and public health leaders in the community.

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IDPH Legislative Update - Feb. 4, 2020

In this edition: 

  • Bill Tracker and Bills of Note
  • IDPH Presents to Legislative Committees 
  • Who's Involved in the Conversation?
  • What's Happening at the Capitol? 
  • Looking for More Legislative News? 
  • Meet the New Members of IDPH's Executive Team

Archive Issues

IDPH Legislative Update - Early Session

In this edition:

  • Session Greeting
  • Opening Day Remarks 
  • Pre-Session Update to the State Board of Health 
  • Tips and Tools

IDPH Legislative Update - Fall Interim Update

In this edition: 

  • Developing Policy Proposals for 2020
  • Tracking Bills
  • Inside State Government: 2020 Session Timeline
  • Inside IDPH: Health Equity
  • IDPH Policy and Best Practices Opportunities 
  • Reminder: Boards and Commissions
  • Upcoming: Resources on Working with Elected Officials

IDPH Legislative Update - August Interim Update

In this edition:

  • State Board of Health Update
  • Regional Public Health Meetings
  • Bill Summary Reminder and Tracking Update
  • Inside State Government: Administrative Rules Overview
  • Inside IDPH: Professional Licensing and Regulatory Programs
  • IDPH Topics in the News

IDPH Legislative Update - July Interim Update

In this edition: 

  • Clabaugh named Interim DHS Director
  • Interim Work Continues 
  • IDPH Public Reports
  • Governor's Proclamations
  • Staying in Touch 

IDPH Legislative Update - Interim Update - May, 2019

In this Edition: 

  • Enacted Bills from the 2019 Session
  • What's Next
  • Get to Know Your Legislator
  • Advocacy vs. Lobbying
  • Staying Connected with IDPH

IDPH Legislative Update - HHS Budget Finalized - May 2, 2019

In this Edition: 

  • HHS Budget is Finalized
  • Update on Enrolled Bills  
  • Sine Die
  • Public Health News
  • Resources and Civic Education 

IDPH Legislative Update - Quick Budget Update, Session Countdown - April 22, 2019

In this edition:

  • Budget Work Continues
  • Session Countdown
  • Board Resolutions
  • Sign Up for More IDPH News

IDPH Legislative Update - Post-Second Funnel Update - April 11, 2019

In this edition: 

  • Early Budget Work - House Budget Bill Debate Scheduled for Today
  • What's Survived the Second Funnel 
  • Viewing Floor Debate
  • IDPH Director Gerd Clabaugh Confirmed by Senate
  • Required Reports to the General Assembly

IDPH Legislative Update - Pre-Second Funnel Update - April 1, 2019

In this edition: 

  • Second Funnel Week 
  • Bill Tracking Update
  • Debate Calendars
  • Revenue Estimating Conference
  • Budget Details Soon 
  • Public Health Awareness
  • Public Health Disaster Proclamation  

IDPH Legislative Update - Post First Funnel - March 11, 2019

In this edition:

  • Gerd Clabaugh Reappointed as IDPH Director
  • Post-Funnel Update
  • Bill Tracking Update
  • State Appropriations Process 
  • Budget Targets Reminder 
  • Legislation in the News

IDPH Legislative Update March 1, 2019

In this edition: 

  • IDPH Hosts HHS Budget Subcommittee
  • Legislative Service Agency (LSA) Presents FY20 & FY21 Budget Analysis 
  • Day on the Hill Information and Calendar 
  • IDPH Presents on Your Life Iowa  
  • Bill Tracking Resources

IDPH Legislative Update February 4, 2019

In this edition: 

  • IDPH Hosts HHS Budget Subcommittee
  • Legislative Service Agency (LSA) Presents FY20 & FY21 Budget Analysis 
  • Day on the Hill Information and Calendar 
  • IDPH Presents on Your Life Iowa  
  • Bill Tracking Resources

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