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2019 Legislative Session

Iowa's 2019 Legislative Session opened on January 14 and gaveled April 27, 2019. The Iowa Environmental Council advanced a full slate of priorities for energy, water, and climate at the Capitol, which were developed with the input of our partners, stakeholders, and members. 

You are invited to review IEC's Policy Priorities, and read our 2019 Legislative priorities:

Thank You

Thank you for your input and action this session to advance important legislation and stop bad bills in their tracks. Thanks to your voice, we decimated a bad land acquisitions bill and stopped a dangerous tax on solar users! 

IEC Keeps You Connected

Our staff, trained citizen lobbyists, and volunteers and stakeholders were at the Capitol tracking bills, building coalitions, gathering stakeholders, and advancing the protection of Iowa's environment. 

This work continues even when session ends. You can still get involved in several ways:

Legislator Look Up

Do you have a new legislator? Use our Legislator Look Up to determine your representatives.

Legislative News Bulletin

Sign-up to receive a weekly email summary of the bills IEC is tracking during session and news throughout the year.  

Bill Tracking 

Check back weekly during session to view the status and updates to any bills IEC is tracking.

(Bills signed into law by the Governor are highlighted in green, bills awaiting the Governor's approval are highlighted yellow, and inactive bills viable next session are highlighted gray)

5.8.19 Full Bill Tracker 

4.22.19 Bill Tracker 

4.15.19 Bill Tracker 

4.8.19 Bill Tracker 

4.1.19 Bill Tracker 

3.25.19 Bill Tracker 

3.18.19 Bill Tracker

3.4.19 Bill Tracker 

2.25.19 Bill Tracker

2.18.19 Bill Tracker

2.11.19 Bill Tracker

2.4.19 Bill Tracker 

1.28.19 Bill Tracker 

1.22.19 Bill Tracker

Action Alerts 

Sign up to receive Action Alerts from IEC during session and throughout the year. We send alerts as needed about legislation impacting our goals, inviting you to take action by contacting legislators or key policy-makers. 

You can also view any active action alerts anytime on our Take Action page

Key Issues 

Energy Program Key Issues

Water Program Key Issues

IEC Legislative Events

Legislative Day
IEC will hosted its first-ever Legislative Day at the Capitol on February 5, 2019. 

Lobby Day

Each year, IEC hosts individuals and organizations from across the state at the Iowa State Capitol for Environmental Lobby Day. Environmental Lobby Day was March 21, 2019. Dozens were in attendance and 24 organizations exhibited. IEC will hold the next Environmental Lobby Day on March 11, 2020. 

Legislative Forums 

Legislative forums are a great way to interact with your elected officials. For tips and tricks on attending a legislative forum, check out this blog. These forums are not hosted by IEC.

The following sources track legislative forums during the session: 

Note: These links will lead to sites not owned by the Iowa Environmental Council. Opinions on external sites are not endorsed by IEC.