Senate Subcommittee Advances Empower Rural Iowa Legislation

March 21, 2019

Late Thursday morning, three members of a Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee met to discuss SSB 1193, which is the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative. An earlier ABI newsletter article detailed out the bill and action in the Iowa House. Several organizations attended the subcommittee and spoke in support, thanking the governor for bringing forward the legislation. At the conclusion of the subcommittee, Sen. Feenstra mentioned there will be an amendment on the legislation and he is taking feedback from people who would like to see changes to the bill. This legislation fits well with the 2019 ABI Workforce and Competitive Business Climate priorities.