Siouxland crime victims are pushing for Iowa lawmakers to pass their own version of Marsy’s Law. Continue reading “Crime victim survivors push for Marsy’s Law in Iowa”
House Speaker Pat Grassley today said it is unlikely the 2021 legislature will vote to require hands-free driving. Continue reading “Iowa Not Likely To Pass Hands-Free Driving Law This Year”
Crime bills and child sex abuse are a priority of Iowa prosecutors are advancing in the Iowa Legislature, with one signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Continue reading “Iowa tighten laws on child sex abuse”
Legislation to eliminate the requirement that Iowans get a “permission slip” from the government to buy a handgun would actually result in more background checks regardless where the weapon is purchased, proponents of a “constitutional carry” measure asserted Wednesday.
A teenager’s drowning death last year is prompting lawmakers in Iowa to consider making it a crime to fail to call emergency responders to report when someone appears to be in serious danger.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that the family of Noah Herring supports the bill. Herring was 15 when he drowned in April in Coralville Reservoir. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said three teens and an adult were present, but none placed a call to get help.
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Republicans are enthusiastic about parts of the bill, including increased penalties for assaulting police officers and cutting off state funding for cities that cut their police budgets. Continue reading “Reynolds hopes criminal justice bill will bring people together”
Gov. Kim Reynolds pledged Tuesday to further the cause of social justice while protecting Iowa’s law enforcement officers. Continue reading “IA pushes for tougher punishments for people who attack law enforcement”
Iowa law enforcement will be increasing their patrols to look for drunk drivers this holiday season. Continue reading “IA law enforcement increasing holiday patrols”
An Iowa group pushing for victims’ rights.They want the state to adopt “Marsy’s Law” which is a constitutional amendment that would require the state to notify victims about an offender’s status, restitution, and enshrine a victim’s rights to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Continue reading “Activists pushing for Marsy’s Law in IA”
Less than two months after Iowa began gradually resuming jury trials amid COVID-19, the state Supreme Court is once again pulling the plug. Continue reading “As COVID surges, Iowa calls off jury trials until February”