Legal Updates

Legal Updates per Regular Session.
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2017 Tax Year State Representatives' Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision (Corrected) 02/14/2018
2017 Tax Year State Senators' Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision (Corrected) 02/14/2018
Mandatory Minimum Sentence Without Possibility of Parole for Juvenile Offenders 12/04/2017
Warrantless Searches and Seizures in Boating-While-Intoxicated Cases 10/05/2017
State Criminal Enforcement Relating To an Undocumented Noncitizen 08/15/2017
Circumstances Under Which a Law Enforcement Officer Must End a Traffic Stop 07/27/2017
Corporate Income Tax-Taxable Nexus With Regard to Ownership and Control of Subsidiary 06/22/2017
2016 Tax Year State Representatives' Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 01/30/2017
2016 Tax Year State Senators' Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 01/30/2017
City General Funds Exempt From Garnishment 10/21/2016
College and University Admissions - Affirmative Action, including Regents letter 10/21/2016
Population Requirements For Redistricting 09/22/2016
Constitutionality of Juvenile Life Sentences 09/01/2016
Definition of "Meeting" Under Iowa's Open Meetings Law 09/01/2016
Eligible Electors and the Constitutional Definition of Infamous Crime 09/01/2016
Excess Collection of Sales Tax by Retailers 07/28/2016
School Authority - Search and Seizure of School and Student Property 07/28/2016
Workers Compensation-Payment of Medical Expenses-No Authorization or Casual Connection 06/24/2016
Urban Renewal Tax Increment Financing 05/25/2016
2015 Tax Year State Representatives’ Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 02/08/2016
2015 Tax Year State Senators’ Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 02/08/2016
Designation of County Seats - County Home Rule 12/18/2015
Free Speech - Local Government Signage Regulations and First Amendment 12/18/2015
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION—CONCURRENT INJURIES—DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS—APPORTIONMENT ALLOWED 11/12/2015
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION—SUCCESSIVE INJURIES—DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS—NO APPORTIONMENT 11/12/2015
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT—STATE EXCHANGE 09/17/2015
WARRANTLESS VEHICLE SEARCHES INCIDENT TO ARREST 09/17/2015
Capital Gain Deduction from Individual Income Tax 09/10/2015
OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED: REASONABLE SUSPICION AND IMPLIED CONSENT 08/26/2015
STATE INCOME TAXATION OF RESIDENT INDIVIDUALS 08/26/2015
Telemedicine Abortions 07/29/2015
State-Action Antitrust Immunity for Professional Licensing Boards 07/08/2015
Speech and Personal Soliciations in Judicial Elections 04/29/2015
2014 Tax Year State Representatives’ Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 01/22/2015
2014 Tax Year State Senators’ Business Expense Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 01/22/2015
Disparate Impact in State Employment 11/19/2014
IOWA INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEES—CAMPAIGN FINANCE 10/22/2014
Aggregate Political Contribution Limitations 10/08/2014
Juvenile Mandatory Minimum Sentences 09/04/2014
Disqualification from Holding Public Office - Infamous Crimes 08/14/2014
Sexual Exploitation by School Employee 08/14/2014
Legislative Prayer - Constitutionality 07/16/2014
Local Ordinance for Abutting Property Owner - Liability 07/16/2014
Workers' Compensation - Undocumented Worker - Healing Period Benefits 07/16/2014
2013 Tax Year State Representatives’ Business Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 02/03/2014
2013 Tax Year State Senators’ Business Deductions Pursuant to Tax Home Provision 02/03/2014
Federal Defense of Marriage Act Ruled Unconstitutional in Part 11/20/2013
Standing Denied Regarding California Proposition on Same-sex Marriage Previously Held Unconstitutional 11/20/2013
Cruel and Unusual Punishment - Juvenile Offenders 10/21/2013
Regulation of Dental Insurance Plans 09/26/2013
Gender Discrimination in Employment - Rehearing 08/15/2013
Indian Child Welfare Act's Application to Private Adoption 08/05/2013
Lesbian Married Couples and Birth Certificates 08/05/2013
School District Liability for Injuries Outside of School Hours and Off School Grounds 08/05/2013
Iowa's Final Disposition Act 07/12/2013
Telecommunications Company Property Taxation 07/12/2013
House Member 2012 Business Expense Deductions 02/05/2013
Senate Member 2012 Business Expense Deductions 02/05/2013
Gender Discrimination in Employment 01/24/2013
Advance Ratemaking Principles - Wind Energy Application 11/28/2012
Public Release of Educational Records - Iowa and Federal Open Records Law 11/28/2012
Falsely Claiming Military Medals 10/17/2012
State Authority to Regulate Illegal Immigration 10/17/2012
Iowa's Standards for Public Schools 09/20/2012
Workers' Compensation - "Suitable Work" and Industrial Disability 09/20/2012
Insurance Producers - Scope of Duty 08/02/2012
Insurance Producers' Scope of Duty--Revisited 07/06/2012
Juveniles Serving Life Sentences 06/25/2012
Common Law Action for Fraud Based on Misrepresentation of Paternity 06/01/2012
House Member 2011 Business Expense Deductions 02/10/2012
Senate Member 2011 Business Expense Deductions 02/10/2012
Open Records Violations and Attorney Fees 11/18/2011
Attorney-Client Confidentiality 11/04/2011
Expungement of Electronic Court Records 09/23/2011
State Authority to Regulate Employment of Unauthorized Aliens and to Mandate use of E-Verify 09/23/2011
Credit for Time Served While on Probation 08/24/2011
Property Tax Classification - Multiple Housing Cooperatives 08/24/2011
House Member 2010 Business Expense Deductions 02/07/2011
Senate Member 2010 Business Expense Deductions 02/07/2011
State Agencies: Delegation of Rulemaking Authority 11/18/2010
Boards and Commissions: Quorum Requirements 10/20/2010
Free Speech and Viewpoint Discrimination 10/20/2010
Handgun Ban in City of Chicago 09/21/2010
Child Abuse Registry - Denial of Critical Care 08/25/2010
Time Period to Bring a Sexually Violent Predator to Trial 07/28/2010
Constitutionality of Juvenile Life Sentences 07/02/2010
Local Government Taxation - Curative Legislation 07/02/2010
Uniform Anatomical Gift Law - Decedant's Wishes 07/02/2010
House Member 2009 Business Expense Deductions 02/02/2010
Senate Member 2009 Business Expense Deductions 02/02/2010
First Offense Operating While Intoxicated - Court Discretion on Fines 08/19/2009
Car Title Loans - Retroactive Application of Interest Rate Cap 07/24/2009
Iowa Tort Claims Act - Jurisdiction 06/26/2009
Unreasonable Student Searches and Liability 06/25/2009
City Franchise Fees 06/03/2009
House Member 2008 Business Expense Deductions 02/03/2009
Senate Member 2008 Business Expense Deductions 02/03/2009
Constitutionality of Special Sentences 11/14/2008
Sexually Violent Predator Discharge or Transitional Release 11/06/2008
Iowa Indian Child Welfare Act - Iowa Supreme Court Rulings 10/17/2008
Legislation Single Subject Requirement - Standing to Challenge 10/16/2008
Handgun Ban in District of Columbia 09/17/2008
Legislator 2007 Business Expense Deductions 02/06/2008
School District Management Levy Funds Use 12/06/2007
Municipal/City Charter Amendments 11/01/2007
Gift Law/Education Advisory Opinion 09/12/2007
Parental Vicarious Consent Doctrine 08/22/2007
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act - Electioneering Restrictions Eased 08/07/2007
Legislator 2006 Business Expense Deductions 02/05/2007
Felony-Murder Rule - Update 09/25/2006
IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION - Authority of Tribal Law Enforcement Officers 09/19/2006
Felony-Murder Rule - Disclosure of Medical Records 08/25/2006
New Federal Law Relating to Sex Offenders - H.R. 4472 08/23/2006
Correction of Child Abuse Information - Agency and Judicial Jurisdiction 07/14/2006
Executive Order Number 48 - Teacher Pay-for-Performance Legislation 06/01/2006
Whistleblower Protection - Public Employees 05/30/2006
Alcohol Fees 04/14/2006
No-Contact Orders - Harassment 02/03/2006
Legislator 2005 Business Expense Deductions 01/26/2006
Open Meetings Law Violation 11/09/2005
Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders Residing Near a School or Child Care Facility 07/29/2005
Open Meetings Law 07/15/2005
Executive Order No. 42 - Restoration of Voting Rights 07/04/2005
Executive Order No. 43 - Personal Assistance Service Providers under the Medicaid Program 07/04/2005
Eminent Domain - Economic Development 06/23/2005
Civil Union Dissolution 06/17/2005
Driver's License Revocation - OWI 03/04/2005
Recording Real Estate Contracts - Criminal Offense 12/03/2004
Attorney General Informal Advice Letter: Federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Election Issues - Citizenship Check Box on Voter Registration Forms 10/20/2004
Telephone Service Charges 09/15/2004
Workers' Compensation - Apportionment of Disability Benefits 08/11/2004
Workers' Compensation Insurer - No Bad-Faith Tort Liability for Medical Treatment Provided by Employer 08/05/2004
Injunctive Relief Under Iowa's Whistle-Blower Statute 07/21/2004
Victim Impact Statements 07/21/2004
Snowmobiling Activities on Public Lands - State Liability 06/16/2004
The Constitutionality of the Governor's Item Veto of Provisions of House File 692 06/16/2004
Termination of Parental Rights - Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Parent 05/12/2004
Restitution - Credit for Arbitration Payment 01/22/2004
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 12/10/2003
The Constitutionality of the Governor's Item Veto of Provisions of House File 692 12/01/2003
County Compensation Boards and County Attorney Salaries 09/17/2003
National Do-Not-Call Telephone Registry 09/17/2003
Weapons: Possession of Firearm by Felon Following Restoration of Citizenship Rights 09/17/2003
Meskwaki Casino Litigation 08/27/2003
Applicability of Ex Post Facto Clause on Statute of Limitations 07/26/2003
Temporary Restraining Order - Sex Offender Residency Restrictions 07/25/2003
Civil Commitment of Criminal Offender 07/16/2003
School Locker Search 07/16/2003
The Constitutionality of the Federal Beef Checkoff 07/08/2003
Public Libraries, Federal Funding, and Internet Filtering 06/23/2003
Urban Renewal Areas and Indebtedness 06/11/2003
Gambling Tax Case 06/09/2003
Judge Hall and James Williams (Turned Confederate ) 06/06/2003
Family Medical Leave Act - State Sovereign Immunity 05/27/2003
Local Indoor Smoking Ordinance 05/07/2003
Breach of Confidentiality - Private Cause of Action Denied 04/30/2003
Gambling Tax Case Argued 04/29/2003