The March Legislative meeting was called to order at 5 p.m. on March 7, 2020 at Freedom Hall in Eldora Iowa. Jodi led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence was observed for our lost brothers and sisters and those still serving.
Jodi Right, Devere “Beaver” Adams, Dave Duffy, Mark Maxwell, Eric Ross, Valerie Lillibridge, Jeff Hoker, Victor Rodriguez, Preston Mahan, Scott, Sengbusch, Steven “Rambo” Schilmoeller, Jess Tepner, and DL Peterson. Victor Rodriguez was excused and Preston Mahan was excused.
The minutes were read by Jodi. There were no amendments or corrections to the February 2020 minutes. Motion to accept by Rambo seconded by Eric. Motion passed.
Jodi reported the balance of PAC and activity. Motion to accept by Rambo seconded by Val. Motion Passed.
Tiffany Cipoletti came to DC House meetings. We need new membership applications with new addresses.
Jess Tepner will be uploading pictures onto the page as soon as possible. Tepner is still trying to learn the new system. Val volunteered to put primary election information under legislation for the website.
HF 2003 Seatbelt bill. Passed subcommittee end of actions. SF 2012 Seatbelt bill. Passed subcommittee end of actions. HF 2077 Seatbelt bill. No subcommittee end of actions. HF 2032 Headlamps bill. Passed subcommittee indefinite postponement. HF 286 Green Alert bill. No subcommittee end of actions. HF 166 Green Alert bill. Died in subcommittee. SF 2090 Headlamps bill. Died in committee. HF 2183 Insurance Verification bill. Died in subcommittee. HF 2037 Bicycle Lamps and Clothing. Passed subcommittee died in committee. HF 2233 Helmet bill. No subcommittee end of actions. SF 64 Green Alert bill. Passed subcommittee end of actions. SF 2158 ATV bill. Died in subcommittee. Mark reported on HF 2502 Firearms Preemption. Passed house 52-44.
All Lobby Day leadership meetings went well. Next year Lobby Day will be 2/16/21, Tuesday, 7-9 am. Discussed the process for Lobby Day dates next year.
Everyone on the committee received DC group reports. Discussed how meetings went well and where we stand now. Talking points were discussed.
Tepner made a motion to add Izabella Rodriguez to the Legislative Committee. Scott seconded it motion passed. Rambo made a motion to make Izabella Rodriguez the Legislative Secretary. Tepner seconded it motion passed. Rambo motioned to have Tom Fritz added to the committee. Mark seconded it motion passed.
Jodi briefed the committee over the motorcycle fatalities of the year. Discussed how nobody has been ticketed for any of the accidents as of now. Jodi asked for a volunteer to keep track of these fatalities all over the state. If anyone wants to do this contact Jodi as soon as possible.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month Proclamation. Tepner volunteered to schedule an April proclamation signing. Duffy will distribute to all Coordinators and Penny so that it can be distributed to local Mayors and press.
Discussed the retirements and uncontested races in the Iowa Statehouse.
PAC meeting scheduling was discussed.
Tepner made a motion to cancel the April meeting. Eric seconded it, motion passed.
Next meeting scheduled for Saturday May, 9, 2020, 9 am in Eldora.
Eric made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mark seconded it motion passed.