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Legislative Updates 2018

Iowa Public Airports Association
January 12, 2018

Governor Unveils FY 19 Budget Proposal
Included in Governor Reynolds’ FY 19 budget proposal are funds for the commercial service and general aviation airport vertical infrastructure program.

The Governor is proposing $1.5 million for commercial service airport vertical infrastructure and $500,000 for general aviation airport vertical infrastructure.

For the 2019 fiscal year, the IPAA is asking lawmakers for appropriations of $1.5 million for commercial service airport vertical infrastructure and $750,000 for general aviation airport vertical infrastructure.

The Association also continues to advocate for the establishment of multi-year, multi-million dollar airport infrastructure program.

Bills of interest:
SF 2002 - Trespass Markings (A) - The bill establishes a new method for property owners, lessees, and other lawful possessors to provide notice that entry onto the property without permission constitutes criminal trespass. Specifically, proposed new Code section 8716.7(2)(a)(2)(c) indicates that purple marks or caps on trees or posts around an area serves as notice that entry without permission into that area constitutes criminal trespass. This new method of notification of trespass is an independent alternative to preexisting, codified methods of notification in Code section 716.7(2)(a)(2). Subcommittee: Edler, Schultz and Bisignano.

HSB 518 - UAVs Over Jails (M) - Under the bill, a person shall not operate an unmanned aerial vehicle knowing that the unmanned aerial vehicle is operating in, on, or above such a facility and any contiguous real property comprising the surrounding grounds of the facility, unless the unmanned aerial vehicle is operated by a law enforcement agency or the person has permission from the authority in charge of the facility to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle in, on, or above such facility. Subcommittee - Kerr, Fisher and Wessel-Kroeschell

Iowa Public Airports Association
2018 Pre Session Legislative Update

New Legislative Session Begins Next Week
The 2018 edition of the Legislature will get underway the morning of Monday, January 8. The state’s continuing revenue shortfall will be a factor in nearly every decision made by lawmakers.

2018 Session Timetable
Important dates for the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session:

January 8 - First day of the 2018 Session

February 16 - The “First Funnel” - the day by which bills must be approved by one committee in the bill’s chamber or origin

March 16 - The “Second Funnel” - the day by which bills must be approved by one committee in the bill’s opposite chamber of origin

April 17 - 100th day of the 2018 Session (scheduled end date)

Senate contact information: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/senate

Budget Proposal To Be Unveiled January 9
In keeping with tradition, Governor Kim Reynolds will present her proposed fiscal year 2019 State Budget on Tuesday, January 9 to a joint session of the House and Senate.

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