Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate
Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.
HJR 13, a “right to keep and bear arms” amendment that would amend the Iowa Constitution to add language affirming the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed in the Iowa House Judiciary Committee.
Baltimore Removed As Iowa House Judiciary Chair Following OWI Arrest
Shane Vander Hart: Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer made the right decision removing State Representative Chip Baltimore as the House Judiciary Committee Chair following his OWI arrest. Baltimore should also resign from the House following this session.