Session entered overtime on May 2 when per diems ended. Both chambers had yet to agree on several important policy issues. While most of May was spent in closed negotiations, lawmakers returned to the Capitol on May 23 for an active final two days of session. Governor Reynolds now has 30-days to either sign or veto legislation passed in the final days of session.
2022 was a productive year for municipal utilities. We finished work on two of IAMU’s legislative priorities: exempting municipal utilities from digital services sales tax and municipal utility trustee independence. In addition, throughout the session IAMU partnered with many others to pass, amend, or prevent various bills impacting municipal utilities.
In the weeks that follow, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities will be publishing a summary of the bills passed pertinent to municipal utilities. Please look for this publication in the Informer and Capitol Links email newsletters.
Thank you for all your continued support.