Legislative Document Research

You can search a subset of the site by choosing sections in the table of contents (in the frame on the left).

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Terms ie. state payment program
Proximity ie. 10, 25 or 50 (distance apart words are allowed to be, default is 25)
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Welcome to the Legislative Document Research Page


The purpose of the Legislative Document Research Page is to provide a starting point for access to, research of, and use of legislative information by the citizens of State of Iowa, as well as other persons interested in the law, public policy, and the legislative process. The information placed on this site is an invaluable resource in researching Iowa law and the process of enacting legislation.

This research tool will allow citizens to search documents by keywords and will also allow searches by index terms.

Nonofficial Version

This Iowa General Assembly Website is generally NOT the source for official legal information. Although the accuracy and timeliness of the information is excellent, some information is provisional and all information is provided without any express or implied warranty. If information on this site may affect your legal rights, refer to the designated official printed or electronic publication of the law or contact legal counsel of your choice.

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