MBI Legislative Focus

April 18, 2014
Volume XIII, Edition 14

Statute of Repose Reduction Still in the Mix as RIIF Bill Goes to Conference

The Infrastructure and Capitals Appropriations bill Senate File 2349, has been sent to a conference committee to hash out the differences between the House and Senate versions.

On Tuesday, the House amended the Senate’s original bill and incorporated more funding for vertical infrastructure and major maintenance. Also, the House took a leadership role by including the language from House File 2094 – see S-5153, Division VI – page 13, which is the House Amended version of SF 2349. As you know, this bill reduces the Statute of Repose from 15 years to 10 years for all commercial projects (includes both private sector projects and public improvements) and is MBI’s top legislative priority for the session.

Government Affairs

Here you will find information pertaining to the public affairs efforts of MBI. A majority of our Government Affairs agenda consists of lobbying efforts. However, you will see that other components consist of coalition efforts, communications and our political action committee (i.e. MBI-PAC). MBI is seen as one of the premiere business associations in the state. This is made evident not only from MBI's presence at the State Capitol, but also at the county, city, and local levels. MBI's government affairs program is focused on an agenda that is pro-business and pro-construction. Our efforts advocate the prudent use of taxpayers' dollars in the procurement of public projects, as well as, maintaining the integrity of the construction industry as a vital role in commerce. MBI's Lobbying Team consists of Scott Norvell and Chad Kleppe. These two individuals ensure that MBI has a full time presence at the Iowa Capitol, as well as an ever increasing presence at local governmental levels. 

Links of Interest

 

Chad Kleppe

Director of Public Affairs
(515) 657-4382