Gov. Terry Branstad Signs 34 Bills Into Law

Tools

By Ryan Jones

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed 34 bills into law, including a measure to aid rebuilding Lake Delhi and another making a new criminal offense for stealing a police officer's radio.

Gov. Terry Branstad signed the bills into law Wednesday.

The Lake Delhi measure exempts the area along the Maquoketa River from a requirement that owners of a soon-to-be-rebuilt dam buy easements for any property that could flood if water overtops the dam. Some lawmakers argued the bill could leave taxpayers vulnerable if future flooding damages homes surrounding the eastern Iowa lake, which drained when a dam collapsed in 2010.

The radio measure makes it a simple misdemeanor to steal an officer's radio or cellphone. Penalties can be enhanced to a felony if the officer is injured during the theft.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG