MBI Legislative Focus

April 11, 2014
Volume XIII, Edition 13

Statute of Repose Bill Gets Second Life

On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee amended SF 2349 (Senate’s version of the Infrastructure and Capitals Appropriation bill) to include the language from HF 2094. If you recall, HF 2094 reduces Iowa’s statute of repose on non-residential construction from 15 years to 10 years. (HF 2094 passed the Iowa House 60-38 back on February 27th, but the Senate Judiciary Chair Robb Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) refused to allow the bill to move anywhere in the Senate.)

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