Families United Action Network is tracking a large list of bills on Family Law Reform during Iowa’s 87th General Assembly. We want to help keep you up to speed on where we stand as an organization so we can let you know where your efforts are needed most to achieve meaningful Family Law Reform Legislation.

We have learned that in addition to fighting for changes we must also be equally vigilant of what bills may be coming from the “other side.”

We invite you to Contact FUAN if you feel we may have

  • Overlooked a valuable piece of Family Preservation Legislation in Iowa
  • Be assisted by other states statutes
  • Or if you have further input on our registered position

We hope that the following visual indicators and FUAN’s explanation of our stance will inspire you to follow and track these bills. Check back often for the status of these bills.

This information will continue to be updated throughout the Iowa 87th General Assembly.

We encourage you to register so you can lobby independently on these bills.

For more detailed information on the bills we are tracking and how you might become a “FUAN Lobbyist,” please contact our Lead Lobbyist Team of Travis Grassel and John George.

Travis Grassel
Travis.Grassel@FamiliesUnite.org
319-535-FUAN (3826)

John George
John.George@FamiliesUnite.org
531-600-FUAN (3826)

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    Thumbs Up Means...

    Families United Action Network is IN FAVOR Of and supports this bill.

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    Shared Parenting Bill HF71

    House File 71-Introduced by MOMMSEN. A bill for an Act relating to the preference for joint custody and joint physical care of a child in awarding custody.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HF71
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to HF71

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    Sister Bill to HF71: Senate File 190

    SENATE FILE 190 by ZAUN. A bill for an act relating to the preference for joint custody and joint physical care of a child in awarding custody.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=SF190
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to Senate File 190

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    House File 66

    House File 66 by RIZER. A Bill For An Act relating to a pupil’s residence for purposes of establishing when the pupil is entitled to state transportation aid.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HF66&ga=87
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House File 66

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    Senate File 78

    Senate File 78 by SINCLAIR. A Bill For An Act relating to the temporary delegation of parental authority by the parent or legal custodian of a child.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=SF78
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to Senate File 78

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    A Pencil Means...

    Families United Action Network is Proposing Amendments to this bill.

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    House Study Bill 81

    House Study Bill 81 by (Proposed Department Of Human Services Bill) A Bill For An Act relating to the definition of child foster care for purposes of child care provided by a relative of a child.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HSB81
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House Study Bill 81

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    Senate File 75

    Senate File 75 by KINNEY. A Bill For An Act relating to the disclosure of mental health information to law enforcement professionals.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=Sf75
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to Senate File 75

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    House File HSB5

    House File HSB5 by (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON BALTIMORE) A BILL FOR An Act relating to guardians ad litem, attorneys for minor children, child custody investigators, and child and family reporters involved in child custody and visitation proceedings.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HSB5
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House File HSB5

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    Thumbs Down Means...

    Families United Action Network is OPPOSED & doesn’t support this bill.

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    Senate File 189

    Senate File 189 by RAGAN. A Bill For An Act relating to termination of parental rights proceedings based upon safety or security concerns.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=SF189
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to Senate File 189

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    House File 160

    House File 160 by WOLFE. A Bill For An Act relating to entering or modifying and extending a no-contact order associated with a criminal offense classified as a simple misdemeanor.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HF160
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House File 160

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    House File 259

    House File 259 by HEATON. A Bill For An Act relating to adjudicating newborns testing positive for drugs at birth as a child in need of assistance or as part of a family in need of assistance.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HF259
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House File 259

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    A Magnifying Glass Means...

    Families United Action Network is Tracking this bill.

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    House Study Bill 15

    House Study Bill 15 By (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY BILL) A Bill For An Act relating to sex offender registration requirements, sexually violent predators, and the commission of the offense of child endangerment by a sex offender, and providing penalties.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HSB15
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House Study Bill 15

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    House File 72

    House File 72 by MOMMSEN. An Act relating to the criteria for determining payment of spousal support.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=Hf72
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House File 72

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    House Study Bill 30

    House Study Bill 30 By (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIR PERSON BALTIMORE) A BILL FOR An Act relating to proceedings and actions regarding paternity and the obligation for support.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HSB30
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House Study Bill 30

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    House Study Bill 82

    House Study Bill 82 By (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES BILL) A Bill For An Act relating to child abuse involving access to a child by a person who is required to register as a sex offender.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HSB82
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House Study Bill 82

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    House File 260

    House File 260 By HEATON A BILL FOR An Act relating to subsidized guardianships.
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HF260
    View the Bill and FUAN's Response to House File 260

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    House File 12

    DEAD, But we liked… “Unless the court makes a finding of fact that awarding …”
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HF12
    View the Failed Legislation