Iowa's 2019 Legislative Session Ends

DES MOINES, IA
Legislators passed bills authorizing farmers to grow hemp, sports gambling, and requiring local governments to get a super majority vote on property tax increases.
These are still just bills, and need Governor Kim Reynolds' signature to become law.

Reynolds received approval for her priority measure to establish a mental health care system for children, but could not get state senators to pass a constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights to felons.

The 2019 session ended nearly a week earlier than scheduled with bills on gun rights, abortion, animal abuse penalties, traffic cameras, Medicaid work requirements, judge selection, and solar energy fees left unfinished.