Legislative session suspended, Resolutions to maintain essential services passed
On Sunday afternoon, legislative leaders announced the 2020 legislative session will be suspended for at least 30 days following the occurrence of community spread of COVID-19 in Iowa.
Both chambers met yesterday to pass several resolutions and a bill maintaining essential services in the state during the hiatus. The actions approved by the legislature include:
• Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 suspends the legislative session until at least April 15 with the Legislative Council having the authority to adjust the timeline as needed.
• Senate File 2408 appropriates supplemental funding and grants the Governor certain emergency powers during this time period including allowing schools to close without making up the instructional days later.
• Senate Resolution 111 and Senate Resolution 112 delay the confirmation process on appointments submitted by the Governor and other appointing authorities other than the Governor.
As there will not be any legislative updates to provide the next several weeks, IHA is also putting a hold on the Legislative Bulletin. The publication will resume on its regular schedule when legislators return to the Capitol. In the meantime, any updates will be provided in the IHA Today.
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