A new Iowa law eliminates the statute of limitations to bring criminal charges for several sex crimes committed against minors. Continue reading “IA law eliminates statute of limitations for sex crimes committed against children”
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Friday signed into law a new bill condemned by housing advocates and city officials that would allow landlords to turn away tenants who receive Section 8 vouchers to help them pay rent. Continue reading “IA governor signs law allowing landlords to refuse Section 8 vouchers”
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”