The Iowa Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would toughen penalties for animal abuse, neglect and torture in an effort to strengthen Iowa’s animal welfare laws that are weaker than other states.
Des Moines (KWWL) — An Iowa State Senator and State Representative have introduced bills to stop the practice of suspending driver’s licenses or traveling privileges for unpaid child support. Continue reading “IA proposes bills to stop suspending licenses for unpaid child support”
The Iowa legislature has introduced a bill, SF 459, to allow employees and volunteers who have carry permits, to keep firearms in their locked vehicle, in parking lots, even if the employer forbids firearms on their property. The bill passed out of the Senate subcommittee on 23 January 2020. Continue reading “Iowa Bill to Keep Guns in Locked Vehicles Advances”
With the first nominating contest of the 2020 election a day away, Democratic voters here are voicing frustration that their first-in-the-nation caucus state is the only one that still outright bans former felons from voting without prior approval from the governor. Continue reading “Iowa still bars felons and ex-felons from voting”
In 2016, the Iowa Legislature unanimously passed an invasion of privacy bill that protected victims of peeping toms. However, their work is far from done, because this bill only provided changes to the Iowa law on trespassing. But a great deal of peeping-tom cases don’t involve trespass and are instead prosecuted under the law for invasion of privacy. Continue reading “Change to ‘invasion of privacy’ law is needed to protect victims”
The Sioux City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve an ordinance that will allow city employees to live outside of the state of Iowa. However, employees will still have to reside within 10 miles of Sioux City limits.
Federal firearms prosecutions have continued to increase this year — not necessarily due to any spike in gun violence but rather because of the high priority of pursuing crimes of violence. Continue reading “Gun and opioid cases grow in Iowa’s Northern District”
Criminal Justice: The new Iowa laws make several changes to Iowa’s criminal justice system, including repealing certain offenses or stricter mandatory minimum sentencing.
Law enforcement say too many people are failing to move over for stopped vehicles with flashing lights. Continue reading “Officials want to remind residents of Iowa’s move over law”
Iowa is considered a low incidence state when it comes to the number of deaths involving opioids. However, the Department of Public Health’s Opioid Initiative Director, Kevin Gabbert, says the goal is for Iowa to be a no incident state. Which is why they partnered with the University of Iowa Healthcare to provide these Narcan kits to the public. The target for these kits aren’t the ones with the addiction, but the loved ones of the user. Continue reading “IA Department of Public Health Provides Free Narcan Kits to the Public”