Tag Archives: Iowa Legislature

Infrastructure “sabotage” bill to governor

Link to article: www.qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/infrastructure-sabotage-bill-to-governor/article_d94ca722-62b4-5df6-b261-4057c22b4ca9.html Coverage by The Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, April 3, 2018 Those who intentionally damage or try to damage infrastructure deemed critical to the safety and economic well-being of Iowans could face a criminal charge carrying a 25-year prison term and a fine of up to $100,000 under a bill passed by the Senate on Tuesday and sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds. Senate File 2235, which passed 35-13, would pertain to acts of sabotage committed against critical infrastructure or facilities related to Continue reading →

Pipeline sabotage bill sent to Iowa governor; sponsor says it would go after ‘bad dudes,’ not peaceful protesters

Link to original article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/04/03/pipeline-sabotage-bill-sent-iowa-gov-reynolds-sponsor-says-would-go-after-bad-dudes-not-peaceful-pro/480319002/ Coverage by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, April 3, 2018 Criminal sabotage of Iowa pipelines, telecommunications facilities, water treatment plants and other critical infrastructure could result in long prison sentences and large fines under a measure the Senate sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds Tuesday. Senate File 2235 passed on a 35-13 vote Tuesday. The Iowa House approved it 69-31 earlier. The Republican-led Senate rejected an amendment that would have made it clear the legislation would not ban picketing or other public demonstrations. Sen. Tom Shipley, R-Nodaway, Continue reading →

RELEASE: Pipeline “Sabotage” Bill Called Legislative Extremism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 26, 2018 — 2:00 p.m. CT, Contact Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Pipeline “Sabotage” Bill Called Legislative Extremism Proposed bill could render peaceful protest against oil pipeline impossible Bold Iowa today strongly criticized legislation that passed unanimously out of a Senate subcommittee on Thursday. The legislation — Senate Study Bill 3062 — defines “critical infrastructure sabotage” as an “unauthorized act that is intended to or does in fact cause a substantial interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public related to Continue reading →