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ACTIONS OF THE 2017 OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE

The Older Iowans Legislature, meeting in legislative session in the House Chamber of the Iowa Capitol on September 25 and 26, 2017, enacted three OIL Resolutions and three OIL Priority Bills.

OIL Resolution 17-01: Guardianship and Conservatorship. The Older Iowans Legislature asks the OIL Board of Directors to review the task force speech handout presented by Josephine Gittler on September 25, 2017 and to take steps to support, as it deems appropriate, the Guardianship & Conservatorship Task Force Recommendations as found in Gittler’s presentation on pages 5 & 6.

OIL Resolution 17-02: Alternative Sources of Funding. The Older Iowans Legislature asks the OIL Board of Directors to study options for alternative funding of services for older citizens of Iowa. The OIL Board of Directors shall pursue grant funding and explore process of the Iowa State Tax Return check off and feasibility of transferring a percentage (amount TBD) of gambling revenue toward older adult services.

OIL Resolution 17-03: Expansion of Direct Care Workforce registry. The Older Iowans Legislature asks the OIL Board of Directors to explore the feasibility of expansion of the direct care workforce registry to include all direct care workers, regardless of work setting.

OIL Bill 17-01: Establishment of a Senior Living Coordinating Council. The Older Iowans Legislature asks the 2018 session of the Iowa General Assembly to enact a law that establishes a Senior Living Coordinating Council that brings together the major departments of State government (i.e., Department of Human Services, Department of Public Health, Department of Inspections and Appeals, Department on Aging) with Legislators and with Iowa Citizens to jointly address and fund needs of older Iowans.

OIL Bill 17-02: Future Ready Iowa. The Older Iowans Legislature asks the Office of the Governor of Iowa to expand the scope of Future Ready Iowa to include the direct care workforce;

OIL Bill 17-03: Funding of senior services. The Older Iowans Legislature asks the 2018 session of the Iowa General Assembly to appropriate funds and/or to find alternative funding for the following concerns of older Iowans:

OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE

2017 SESSION

HOUSE CHAMBER, IOWA STATE CAPITOL, DES MOINES

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

The Older Iowans Legislature (OIL) conducted its third annual “bottom-up” priority bill writing session in the House Chamber of the Iowa State Capitol on September 25-26, 2017.

Delegates to the 2017 Older Iowans Legislature met in four (4) OIL Standing Committees on Monday September 25 to brainstorm senior issues and to recommend possible issues for enactment by the OIL Committee-of-the-Whole that met on Tuesday September 26.

On September 26, 2017 the Older Iowans Legislature Committee-of-the-Whole debated, amended, prioritized and enacted the three (3) Older Iowans Legislature Priority Bills of 2017.

Actions of Standing Committees, Older Iowans Legislature, Monday September 25, 2017 and Votes by Committee-of-the-Whole on Tuesday September 26, 2017

Senior Rights Committee

Quality of Life Committee

Workforce and Quality of Care Committee

Alternative Sources of Funding Committee

Actions of Committee-of-the-Whole, Older Iowans Legislature, Tuesday September 26, 2017

The Committee-of-the-Whole of the Older Iowans Legislature enacted the following three issues to be the basis of the three 2017 Priority Bills of the Older Iowans Legislature:

The Committee-of-the-Whole of the Older Iowans Legislature enacted the following three issues to be the basis for three 2017 Resolutions of the Older Iowans Legislature:

SPECIAL GUESTS AND EVENTS AT THE 2017 OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE

On Monday September 25, the Older Iowans Legislature was honored to have the following guest speakers:

On Tuesday September 27, the Older Iowans Legislature was honored to have the following guest speakers:

On Tuesday September 26, the Older Iowans Legislature thanked nine students from Norwalk High School for their service as Pages for the 2017 session of the Older Iowans Legislature.

The Older Iowans Legislature on Tuesday September 26 gave a special THANKS to Meghan Nelson, Assistant Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, for her assistance in setting up the House Chamber prior to the session and for her assistance to OIL Speaker Helene Magee during the OIL session.

Respectfully submitted,

Ron Jome

Secretary, Board of Directors, Older Iowans Legislature

 

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