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OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021

VIA ZOOM

 

OIL Chair Larry Kudej convened the February 17, 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Older Iowans Legislature at 10:03 am via ZOOM.

Older Iowans Legislature attendees via ZOOM:  Ron Jome, Francis Thom, Bob Welsh,  Larry Kudej, Diane Naujokaitis, Monica McCarthy, Kay Fisk, Tony Vola, Cindy Mueller, Keith Kudej

The OIL Board of Directors reviewed the progress of advocacy to the 2021 session of the Iowa General Assembly of the four (4) Older Iowans Legislature Priority Issues:

·      Elder Protection

·      Livable Homes Program

·      Direct Care Workforce

·      Long-Term Care Ombudsman

OIL Chair Larry Kudej and OIL Vice-Chair Tony Vola, after discussion with the members of the OIL Board, directed the OIL Lobbyists, Monica McCarthy and Kay Fisk, to declare FOR the following Files and Study Bills in the Iowa General Assembly:

ELDER PROTECTION (OIL DECLARES FOR)

·      Senate File 202: A bill for an act relating to older individual and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing penalties.

o   February 2, 2021: Introduced, referred to Judiciary

o   February 3, 2021: Subcommittee: Whiting, Kinney, and Shipley

·      Senate File 378: A bill for an act relating to the requirements for authorized electronic monitoring in nursing facilities, and providing penalties

o   February 16, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

·      Senate File 300: A bill for an act relating to the definition of dependent adult abuse, and providing penalties

o   February 9, 2021: Introduced, referred to Judiciary

o   February 10, 2021: Subcommittee: Dawson, Kinney, and Shipley

o   February 15, 2021: Subcommittee recommends passage

·      Senate Study Bill 1131: A bill for an act relating to the financial exploitation of designated eligible adults and making an appropriation

o   February 1, 2021: Introduced, referred to Commerce

o   February 1, 2021: Subcommittee: Johnson, Petersen, and Williams

o   February 10, 2021: Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage

o   February 16, 2021: Committee report approving bill, renumbered as Senate File 391

·      House File 258: A bill for an act relating to the financial exploitation of designated eligible adults, and making an appropriation. (Formerly House Study Bill 113)

o   January 28, 2021: Introduced, referred to Appropriations

o   January 28, 2021: Subcommittee: Deyoe, Hall, and Latham

·      Senate Study Bill 1082: A bill for an act relating to older individuals and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing penalties. (See Senate File 202)

o   January 25, 2021: Introduced, referred to Judiciary

o   January 25, 2021: Subcommittee: Garrett, Kinney, and Reichman

·      House File 353: A bill for an act relating to older individuals and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing penalties.

o   February 2, 2021: Introduced, referred to Judiciary

·      House Study Bill 113: A bill for an act relating to the financial exploitation of designated eligible adults, and making an appropriation

o   January 21, 2021: Introduced, referred to Commerce

o   January 21, 2021: Subcommittee, Deyoe, Andrews and Hall

o   January 27, 2021: Subcommittee recommends passage

·      Senate Study Bill 1082: A bill for an act relating to older individuals and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing penalties.

o   January 25, 2021: Introduced, referred to Judiciary

o   January 25, 2021: Subcommittee: Garrett, Kinney, and Reichman

·      House File 258: A bill for an act relating to the financial exploitation of designated eligible adults, and making an appropriation.

o   January 28, 2021: Introduced, referred to Appropriations

o   January 28, 2021: Subcommittee: Deyoe, Hall and Latham

·      House File 258: A bill for an act relating to the financial exploitation of designated eligible adults, and making an appropriation.

o   January 28, 2021: Introduced, referred to Appropriations

o   January 28, 2021: Subcommittee: Deyoe, Hall and Latham

·      Senate Study Bill 1131: A bill for an act relating to the financial exploitation of designated eligible adults and making an appropriation.

o   February 1, 2021; Introduced, referred to Commerce

o   February 1, 2021: Subcommittee: Johnson, Petersen, and Williams

·      Senate File 202: A bill for an act relating to older individuals and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing penalties.

o   February 2, 2021: Introduced, referred to Judiciary

·      House File 353: A bill for an act relating to older individuals and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing penalties.

o   February 2, 2021: Introduced, referred to Judiciary

LIVABLE HOMES PROGRAM (OIL DECLARES FOR)

·      House File 506: A bill for an act establishing a home modification grant program within the department on aging, and providing an appropriation.

o   February 15, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

·      Senate File 201: A bill for an act establishing a home modification grant program within the department on aging, and providing an appropriation.

o   February 2, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   February 8, 2021: Subcommittee: Edler, Carlin, and Ragan

DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE (OIL DECLARES FOR)

·      House File 402: A bill for an act relating to the direct care workforce, including the expansion of the direct care workforce registry.

o   February 8, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   February 8, 2021: Subcommittee: Bergan, Bush, and Sunde

o   February 16, 2021: Subcommittee recommends passage

·      Senate File 161: A bill for an act relating to the health and long-term services and supports workforce, including the establishment of a centralized direct care workforce data base and a consumer public portal

o   January 26, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   January 27, 2021: Subcommittee: Costello, Carlin, and Jochum

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN (OIL DECLARES FOR)

·      House File 474: A bill for an act relating to the office of the long-term care ombudsman, and making an appropriation.

o   February 10, 2021: Introduced, referred to Appropriations

·      House File 190: A bill for an act relating to cross-over visitation between residents or tenants in a shared campus long-term care facility during a national public health emergency or public health disaster.

o   January 22, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   January 26, 2021: Subcommittee: Fry, Brown-Powers, and Meyer, A

o   January 28, 2021: Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage

·      House File 191: A bill for an act relating to visitation restrictions applicable to nursing facilities during a national public health emergency or public health disaster.

o   January 22, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   January 26, 2021: Subcommittee: Fry, Brown-Powers, and Meyer, A

o   January 28, 2021: Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage

·      Senate File 200: A bill for an act relating to the office of the long-term care ombudsman, and making an appropriation.

o   February 2, 2021: Introduced, referred to Appropriations

o   February 3, 2021: Subcommittee: Kraayenbrink, Lofgren, and Ragan

·      House File 190: A bill for an act relating to cross-over visitation between residents or tenants in a shared campus long-term care facility during a national public health emergency or public health disaster

o   January 22, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   January 26, 2021: Subcommittee: Fry, Brown-Powers, and Meyer, A

o   January 28, 2021: Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage

·      House File 191: A bill for an act relating to visitation restrictions applicable to nursing facilities during a national public health emergency or public health disaster

o   January 22,2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   January 26, 2021: Subcommittee: Fry, Brown-Powers, and Meyer, A

o   January 28, 2021: Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage

·      Senate File 200: A bill for an act relating to the office of the long-term care ombudsman and making an appropriation

o   February 2, 2021: Introduced, referred to Appropriations

OIL Chair Larry Kudej and OIL Vice-Chair Tony Vola, after discussion with the members of the OIL Board, directed the OIL Lobbyists, Monica McCarthy and Kay Fisk, to declare UNDECIDED for the following Files in the Iowa General Assembly:

ELDER PROTECTION (OIL DECLARES UNDECIDED)

·      House File 268: A bill for an act relating to the requirements for authorized electronic monitoring in nursing facilities, and providing penalties.

o   January 28, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

·      Senate File 378: A bill for an act relating to the requirements for authorized electronic monitoring in nursing facilities, and providing penalties

o   February 16, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE (OIL DECLARES UNDECIDED)

·      Senate File 161: A bill for an act relating to the health and long-term services and supports workforce database and a consumer public portal

o   January 26, 2021: Introduced, referred to Human Resources

o   January 27, 2021: Subcommittee: Costello, Carlin, and Jochum

OIL BOARD ACTIONS

The Board of Directors approved the minutes of the February 3, 2021 session of the Older Iowans Legislature conducted via ZOOM.

              

The next meeting of the OIL Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, 2021 starting at 10:00 am via ZOOM.

The OIL Board of Directors via ZOOM continued to “compare notes” of how COVID-19 vaccinations are going across the state of Iowa.

OIL Chair Larry Kudej adjourned the February 17, 2021 ZOOM meeting of the OIL Board of Directors at 11:33 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Ron Jome

Secretary, Board of Directors, Older Iowans Legislature


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