A roundup of legislative and Capitol information gadgets of curiosity:
TRANS ATHLETES: Laws to bar transgender college students from competing in sports activities with different college students of the identical gender with which they determine is into consideration by Home Republicans, Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, stated Friday.
“We need to work with the Senate and with (Gov. Kim Reynolds) to guarantee that we’re all on the identical web page earlier than we’d transfer ahead to one thing,” he advised reporters.
Grassley stated he has been approached by dad and mom of highschool athletes at sports activities occasions who assist restrictions on transgender college students’ participation.
“So we’re working to see the place we are able to discover a degree of compromise throughout the Home and Senate as a result of we need to make certain to make a run at this as a problem earlier than we wrap up session.” he stated.
One try at a ban was provided as an modification to a Home invoice earlier within the session, however the sponsor withdrew it. At this level within the session, a invoice must come from leaders or as an modification to a invoice being debated.
DOT PROMOTION: Ryan Ridout has been promoted to chief of the Iowa Division of Transportation’s Motor Automobile Enforcement, the company’s legislation enforcement group.