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2019 Legislative Session

Iowa's 2019 Legislative Session opens on January 14, 2019. The Iowa Environmental Council has a full slate of priorities for energy, water, and climate that we will be pushing at the Capitol, which were developed with the input of our partners, stakeholders, and members. 

You are invited to view IEC's Policy Priorities, and read the 2019 Legislative priorities for the upcoming session:

Prepare for session with these additional resources:  

IEC Keeps You Connected

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

You can get involved in many 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. 

3.18.19 Legislative News Bulletin 

Bill Tracking 

Check back weekly during session to view the status and updates to any bills IEC is tracking.(new bills highlighted in blue, dead bills highlighted in gray )

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. 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

To help you take action on certain bills, IEC will sometimes create fact sheets and talking points for your reference. Available materials are listed below.

Utility Sunshine Tax – HF 669/SF 583 Talking Points

IEC Legislative Events

Legislative Day
IEC will host a first-ever Legislative Day at the Capitol on February 5, 2019. This free event has limited space. Learn more and reserve your seat.

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 takes place on March 21, 2019

Registration is now open for this free event. Learn more and register now

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.