When does the Legislative session convene?
To see the schedule of events including session beginning and end dates on our website, click on the Senate/House tab at the top of the page and under the “Session Calendars” heading, click the Session Timetable link.
This schedule is updated annually and is subject to change.
How can I listen to Senate & House debate?
When the Senate or House is in session, you may stream live chamber audio by going to the Senate/House tab at the top of our website and then choosing the link for the chamber and format that you wish.
*HTML5 is the new industry standard for delivering media over the web. Most modern browsers, including most mobile browsers, support HTML5; however, there are still some browsers that do not. The Silverlight version will work with any browser that has the Silverlight plugin installed; these are generally PC-based browsers. We recommend you try the HTML5 link first and then the Silverlight link if the HTML5 link does not work for you.
How can I watch Senate & House video?
We provide live streaming video of the Senate or House proceedings whenever the chamber is in session.
Viewing options for each chamber can be found on the Senate/House tab here: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/chambers.
• Watch live video by clicking the Live link next to the appropriate chamber.
• Watch video from a previous date by clicking the Daily Archives link next to the appropriate chamber.
• Watch video on a particular bill debate by clicking the Bill Archives link next to the appropriate chamber and then clicking the link for the appropriate piece of legislation.
Where can I view the chamber rules?
Go to the Senate/House tab along the top of our website and then click the Chamber Rules link along the left. https://www.legis.iowa.gov/chambers/rules
Click the PDF icon for the chamber and rules you wish to view.