Monday, January 24, 2011

Attended Government Affairs Meeting for January 24, 2011 at CRAAR

  1. Introductions and update on the Chamber Government Affairs meeting on Friday was presented

  2. IAR Bus-In Day is February 22

  3. New Business

  4. Old Business

  5. IAR Video Conference
  • Recap of Chamber Legislative update

  • Sen Rob Hogg's promotion of Flood Control for Community legislation was mentioned again

  • We discussed the local ordinance change on Chapter 69 of the municipal code, which covers our local civil rights laws

  • Some discussion on Government Leases and Crime Free Leases
First IAR Video Conference of the 2011 Iowa Legislative Session
  • Children in need of assistance - impacts of a Meth House and proposed legislation. What will the impact be on property owners, including Landlords

  • Minnesota adopted a strict bill that lead to occupancy being pulled, foreclosure

  • SF 24 - Mandates for home inspectors to be licensed in Iowa

  • Property Taxes - Iowa House has proposed legislation

  • Schools and Mental Health expenses being shifted to State to relieve property taxes?

  • State Boards and Commissions

  • Realtor proposed legislation: unlicensed, out of state companies doing business in Iowa

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