2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

LIST: Winners & Losers from the 2019 Iowa Legislature

FILE PHOTO: The Iowa House debates SF220 in the House Chambers of the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
FILE PHOTO: The Iowa House debates SF220 in the House Chambers of the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

WINNERS

Gamblers — Betting on pro, college and fantasy sports legalized

Farmers — New rural housing/broadband incentives, hemp production and trespassing protection

Drinkers — Canned cocktails with higher alcohol content approved

Property taxpayers — New transparency, local tax limitations

Chronic-pain sufferers — New expansion in Iowa’s medical cannabis law

Tobacco/vape users — Legal age to possess stays at 18

Family caregivers — Get home-care help after hospital stays

Ride-sharing businesses — No new insurance requirements

LOSERS

Speeders — Traffic enforcement camera ban failed

Released felons — Still can’t vote

College students — Prospects for higher tuition

Highway safety advocates — No ban on hand-held devices while driving

Electric car owners — Subject to new registration fee

Animal lovers — No enhanced penalties for those who abuse, neglect or torture animals

Major electric utilities — Can’t charge a new fee to most customers with solar panels

Attorney General — Restrictions on joining national lawsuits without permission

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