LEGISLATION & HIGHLIGHTS
April 5, 2017
Representative Lundgren passes historical pro-life bill
Pro-Life supporters praise the Iowa House of Representatives for passing legislation that bans almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Republican Rep. Shannon Lundgren who managed the bill on the House floor, called it an honor to be a part of legislation that saves the lives of unborn babies. "This bill saves babies lives while still protecting the life and health of the mother." she said.
May 1, 2018
Iowa Legislature passes "heartbeat" abortion bill
After debate that extended more than 12 hours, members of the Iowa House of Representatives passed and sent to the Governor a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Rep. Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) floor managed the bill and stated that "The Supreme Court's hands are tied by 40-year old case law that has allowed 60-million babies to be aborted."
May 5, 2018
Representative Lundgren addresses Iowa's Opioid Epidemic
Tonight the House passed a comprehensive bill to combat the opioid epidemic in Iowa. The bill prevents doctor shopping, reduces over prescribing and supports Iowan's suffering from addiction. "This is a problem that is in our own backyards" stated Lundgren on the floor during debate.
November 27, 2018
Speaker Upmeyer announces Committee Chairs for the 88th General Assembly
Today, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced that Representive Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) will serve as the new Chairwoman of the House Human Resources Committee. This committee is responsible for the State's health policies. "Rep. Lundgren was a clear choice, after she took on some of the states most complicated health policy legislation as a freshman lawmaker" said Upmeyer. "She has proven to be resourceful, pragmatic and will serve her committee and the state well."
March 21, 2019
House Passes Children's Mental Health Proposal
A bill that creates the frame work for a children's mental health system in Iowa passed the Iowa House of Representatives. The bill's floor manager, Rep. Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) says "it creates a statewide children's mental health board and orders each region to hire a children's services coordinator. It also establishes eligibility standards and mandates that certain services be provided, including early identification, medication prescribing and management, outpatient therapy, crisis stabilization and inpatient treatment. Identifying and treating brain health issues early, will allow children to grow up and lead healthy productive lives. The fragmented services that are currently offered are not easily navigated for families, making it difficult for their children to get the help they need."
June 12, 2020
Occupational License Reform
Rep. Shannon Lundgren successfully passed bi-partisan legislation that offers additional pathways to occupational licensing in the state. This bill was presented by Governor Kim Reynolds and was necessary to help Iowa recruit and retain a strong workforce. Her work also lead to an invitation to the White House for an event on rolling back regulations to help all Americans. "Our state will not continue to grow and prosper without a well developed workforce. We must continue to remove burdens that are keep hard working Iowan's from moving back to our state, or advancing in their career and staying here in Iowa ." states Lundgren.
December 4, 2020
Speaker Grassley announces 89th General Assembly Committee Chiars
Rep. Shannon Lundgren has been appointed to serve as the committee chairwoman of Commerce for the Iowa House of representatives. The Commerce Committee is considered on of the most influential committee appointments and Chairwoman Lundgren will be responsible for legislative oversite and policy relating to telecommunications, consumer protection, energy delivery, the insurance commission as well as the division of banking.
May 7, 2021
Cocktails to Go
Rep. Shannon Lundgren passes bi-partisan industry specific legislation that offers the ability for bars and restaurants to serve cocktails to go with their carry-out food. This bill was introduced by Rep. Lundgren in part due to Governor Kim Reynolds proclamation in 2020 that allowed the bar and restaurant industry to sell cocktails, while seating in their establishments was restricted. "In light of the pandemic, the Food & Beverage industry was hit extremely hard, while states did what the could to slow the spread of COVID-19. Bars and Restaurants had to adjust their business plans to move from dine in seating to carry out only. As the pandemic carried on, some restrictions were eased to allow dine in, but at a reduced occupancy. Customers enjoyed the ability to pick up their dinner and take home their favorite beverage to enjoy at home and we wanted to give the industry an oppertunity to continue that practice." states Lundgren.
2021 COMMERCE LEGISLATION
HF 236A bill for an act relating to life insurance company or association cash reinvestments in repurchase agreements collateralized by securities, and including applicability provisions. (Formerly HSB 32.) Effective date: 07/01/2021. Applicability date: 01/01/2022.
HF 502A bill for an act relating to various matters under the purview of the insurance division of the department of commerce, providing fees, making an appropriation, and resolving inconsistencies.(Formerly HSB 119; See HF 838.)
HF 772A bill for an act relating to tort liability, including employer liability in civil actions involving commercial motor vehicles and arising from an employee’s negligence, punitive or exemplary damages, and noneconomic damages available against owners or operators of commercial motor vehicles.(Formerly HSB 259.)