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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Day on the Hill 2016 is Wednesday

Room 304, 10:00. Always an interesting event that gives us a read on General Assembly priorities vs. Real Estate Investor priorities. All members welcome!

Carbon Monoxide Detectors take Center Stage in SSB 3017

On Wednesday, February 10:

“The Senate State Government subcommittee meeting is set for an open meeting regarding SSB 3017, for 11:50 a.m. (scheduled for only 20 minutes), on Wednesday, February 10th in Room 206″.  — From Joe Kelly.

Here is a link to an interview conducted with Don Johnson, a native Iowan and the driving force behind this initiative.  (Note: Some browsers see the player below, and some do not.  If you don’t see the player, just clink the hypertext link).

 

This State Government committee is made up of Sen. Jeff Danielson, Chair (Black Hawk), Sen. Rick Bertrand (Woodbury), and Sen. Wally Horn (Linn) who serve on the subcommittee.   We believe it is very likely it will pass out of the subcommittee and that it is not necessary to stop what you are doing to attend the meeting, but do send your views to Joe (Joe@iamha.org) or Andrew (andrew.lietzow@gmail.com).

Your Lobbyists for the Association, both Joe Kelly and Andrew Lietzow, have registered “Undecided” on the bill and expect to be at the meeting.

Currently, I (Andrew) sought a change to the bill to allow landlords to make the  installation of detectors within 30 days of inspection, not the proposed 14.  Senator Danielson agreed (Committee Chairperson) and got that done.

We are seeking input from members for any other recommended amendments to the bill.  I do not believe it advisable for landlords to oppose passage of the bill, because of the negative press, although we certainly seek members to weigh in on the issue; particularly those with 100’s to 1,000’s of units where this change would be costly.