‘24 Legislative Session Schedule

‘24 Legislative Session Schedule

The 2024 edition of the Iowa Legislature is set to begin the morning of Monday, January 8 and is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday, April 16th.

Here are the dates of interest for the 2024 Legislative Session:

  • January 8 - First day of session.
  • January 19 - Final day for individual Senator and Representative requests for bill and joint resolution drafts to the Legislative Services Agency.
  • February 16 - Final day for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of Senate Committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of House committees. Known as “The First Funnel.”
  • March 15 - Final day for Senate bills and joint resolutions to be reported out of House committees and House bills and joint resolutions out of Senate committees. Known as “The Second Funnel.”
  • April 16 - 100th calendar day of the session and per diem payments end for lawmakers.

Bill Draft Requests Start To Trickle In

A small number of requests for legislation to be drafted, for consideration during the upcoming 2024 Iowa Legislative Session, have been made by lawmakers.

Here are some of the bill drafts requested (working bill title is first, followed by the requestor):

  • Genetically Engineered Food, Prohibition - Rep. Jeff Shipley
  • Automated Traffic Enforcement Restrictions and Regulations - Senate Transportation Committee Study Bill
  • Required Stop Signs at Secondary Road Intersections - Senate Transportation Committee Study Bill
  • Online Age Verification, Liability - Rep. Jeff Shipley
  • Protected and Endangered Species, Local Ordinances - Re. Chuck Isenhart
  • Firearm Access, Extreme Risk Protective Orders - Rep. Art Staed
  • State Library Services, Duties - Dept of Administrative Services
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses and Apprenticeships, 529 Accounts - Senate Workforce Committee Study Bill

Please note the bills listed above are “public” bill requests. Lawmakers also have the ability to make “confidential” bill drafting requests. These private requests are not made public.

Sinclair Joins Capitol Group Team

The Capitol Group is proud to announce the addition of a third member to the team.

Victoria Sinclair has joined Jefferson Fink and firm founder Jim Obradovich.

Victoria Sinclair is a fifth-generation Iowan with over a decade of experience working with the Iowa Legislature and in Iowa politics.

Victoria attended the University of Northern Iowa and is a distinguished honors graduate with degrees in public administration and political science. While attending UNI, Victoria served as the student government representative for governmental affairs, making weekly visits to the Iowa State Capitol to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the students.

Following graduation, Victoria began her career in government and politics by serving as the District Representative for Iowa’s U.S. House of Representatives member from the state’s Fourth Congressional District. Her duties included serving as the liaison with community leaders in nine Iowa counties and helping constituents navigate the complexities of the federal bureaucracy.

Sinclair then accepted a key policy leadership role with a nonprofit organization focused on limited government and lower taxation. She was instrumental in crafting legislation that was signed into law which reformed property tax policy and improved the state’s open records law.

Victoria lives in Boone, with her husband, Evan, and their three sons. In her moments of free time, she enjoys volunteering as a coach on their children’s sports teams and being involved in her community. She has served for over a decade on the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State staff, a program dedicated to teaching young women across Iowa about state and local government and encouraging their involvement.

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