Governor signs medical marijuana into law

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DES MOINES - The 2017 legislative session is officially in the books, as the remaining bills that were passed were all signed into law on Friday.

Those major bills include all of the budget items, as well as the monumental medical marijuana bill. That measure allows Iowans to buy, sell, and manufacturers to make medical marijuana in Iowa.

The Leopold Center, which was on the chopping block in the education budget bill, was saved by the governor. He did not approve its reduced funding.

Below is a full list of the remaining bills that were signed. The governor is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate next week to become the next U.S. Ambassador to China.

House File 524:  an Act relating to medical cannabidiol and prescription drugs, including the establishment of the Medical Cannabidiol Act, the federal scheduling of a cannabidiol investigational product, and the exchange of prescription drug information, providing for civil and criminal penalties and fees, and including effective date provisions. This bill passed the Iowa House on April 21, 83-11 and the Iowa Senate on April 21, 33-7. – Read the governor’s signing statement here. 

 

Senate File 508:  an Act relating to appropriations to the judicial branch. This bill passed the Iowa Senate on April 17, 29-21 and the Iowa House on April 18, 60-38.

 

Senate File 509:  an Act relating to appropriations to the justice system. This bill passed the Iowa House on April 18, 58-40 and the Iowa Senate on April 19, 29-21.

 

Senate File 516:  an Act relating to state and local finances by making appropriations providing for legal and regulatory responsibilities, concerning taxation, and providing for other properly related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. This bill passed the Iowa House on April 21, 55-39 and the Iowa Senate on April 21, 27-13.

 

House File 640:  an Act relating to and making appropriations to certain state departments, agencies, funds, and certain other entities, providing for regulatory authority, and other properly related matters and including effective date provisions. This bill passed the Iowa Senate on April 18, 29-21 and the Iowa House on April 20, 58-40.

 

House File 642:  an Act relating to the funding of, the operation of, and appropriation of moneys to the College Student Aid Commissions, the Department for the Blind, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Regents, and providing for related matters. This bill passed the Iowa House on April 17, 58-41 and the Iowa Senate on April 18, 29-21.

 

The following bills were signed into law with item vetoes:

 

Senate File 510:  an Act relating to and making appropriations and related statutory changes involving state government entities involved with agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection, and including effective date provisions. This bill passed the Iowa Senate on April 17, 29-21 and the Iowa House on April 18, 58-40.

 

Senate File 513:  an Act making appropriations to the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Economic Development Authority, the Iowa Finance Authority, the Public Employment Relations Board, the Department of Workforce Development, and the State Board of Regents and certain Regents institutions, and properly related matters. This bill passed the Iowa Senate on April 19, 31-19 and the Iowa House on April 19, 57-40.

 

House File 643:  an Act relating to and making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund, the State Bond Repayment Fund, the Technology Reinvestment Fund, and the Revenue Bonds Capitals Fund, providing for related matters, and including effective date provisions. This bill passed the Iowa House on April 18, 58-40 and the Iowa Senate on April 19, 42-8.

 

 

House File 653:  an Act relating to appropriations for Health and Human Services and veterans and including other related provisions and appropriations, providing penalties, and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability date provisions. This bill passed the Iowa House on April 19, 55-42 and the Iowa Senate on April 20, 28-21. 

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