January 23, 2015
Volume XIV, Edition 2
A subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on HSB 21 – a bill to reduce the statute of repose from 15 years to 10 years. (This bill is the same version that passed the House last year.) Once again, the bill would:
- Reduce the statute of repose to 10 years for non-residential construction. Non-residential construction would be defined as all construction except single and two-family dwellings. Residential construction would remain at 15 years.
- The 10 year statute of repose would only apply to new, non-residential construction after the enactment date.
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
- Iowa General Assembly
- Iowa Legislative Services Agency
- State of Iowa Website
- Associated General Contractors of America