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The Older Iowans Legislature is a statewide non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization. Its members advocate for state legislators and the Governor to sign legislation that will result in an improved “Quality of Life for Older Iowans”.

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Countdown to 2022 Older Iowans Legislature
OIL is counting 6 days to...

OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
Held on Zoom

The members of the OIL Board of Directors will be using the printed (see below) announcement of the Monday September 26, 2022 session of the Older Iowans Legislature to COUNT DOWN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26! Let’s start our countdown by focusing the upcoming 2022 OIL Priority Issues that will later be submitted to the 2023 Iowa General Assembly.

CALL FOR SUGGESTIONS FOR OIL PRIORITY ISSUES

Between now and about September 15, the OIL Board of Directors is asking for suggestions for potential OIL Priority Issues that will be prioritized by the OIL delegates on September 26 into the OIL Priority Issues that will later be submitted to the 2023 session of the Iowa General Assembly. Over the years, OIL has prioritized many types of issues but all OIL Priority Issues have been of concern to older citizens of Iowa:

Submit YOUR idea for a 2022 OIL Priority Issue to any member of the OIL Board of Directors or to the OIL Secretary at janron76@icloud.com.

Continued thanks for your interest in the Older Iowans Legislature.
-- Ron Jome, Secretary, Board of Directors, Older Iowans Legislature

NOTE : for this 2022 Session, individual Membership Fees are waived. No fees needed to attend & participate.

Message from the Chair:

OIL, after years of work in partnership with other entities, was successful in finally getting the Elder Abuse bill passed this year. However, other priority issues from last year’s OIL session continue.

In addition, we know that members have other issues that they would like to offer as priority issues. It is important that individuals attend this year’s session to determine what priorities will be adopted by OIL this year.

We are trying to make it simple for individual members to participate by waiving fees for this year and offering two ways to participate in the session. I look forward to seeing you September 26.

-- Larry Kudej, Chairman of Board of Directors, Older Iowans Legislature

You can plan to attend:

  1. In-person at the Capitol. Room #103 (Supreme Court Room)
  2. Via Zoom. You must register to obtain a the Zoom link or call-in phone number to attend/participate in this event

1. Opening sessions: At 9:00am Chair Larry Kudej will call the meeting to order.

2. We have invited the following to address our group with short introductory remarks:

3. The Delegates in attendance will discuss & determine priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session.

In order to attend/participate in this event, You must register to obtain a Zoom link or Call-In Phone Number. Watch here or contact via email: janron76@icloud.com. Registration information is at the end of this notice.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

You can register in three ways:
1. Use this form

2. Use the form sent ot you in email. Fill out the Registration Form and send it to address listed below

3. You can register with our Secretary using this email link: janron76@icloud.com

We ask our members to pay their annual dues at the time of registration.

Individual membership is open to any adult.
However, voting privileges are restricted to those aged 55 and above.
Those under 55 are considered Associate members.

Registration Information can be sent to:

Older Iowans Legislature
Aging Resources
5835 Grand Avenue, Suite 106
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Once you are registered, we will send information and link to log into the Zoom session, participate by phone and details on how to participate in person.


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Report from the Older Iowans Legislature Friday June 10, 2022

Members and friends of the Older Iowans Legislature

The major bill of interest to the Older Iowans Legislature in the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly is the bill to establish specific penalties for acts of elder abuse, theft, financial exploitation, consumer frauds, and dependent adult abuse.

 

Other bills of interest to the Older Iowans Legislature that have been passed by both the House and the Senate, have been correctly enrolled, signed by Speaker and President, and signed by Governor:


A bill of interest to the Older Iowans Legislature that has been passed by both the House and Senate, has been correctly enrolled, signed by Speaker and President and sent to Governor

A bill of interest to the Older Iowans Legislature that was NOT enacted by the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly:

 

The Older Iowans Legislature, in its 2021 session on Monday September 29, 2021, enacted the following OIL Priority Issues and submitted them for enactment by the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly:

 

The Older Iowans Legislature is now looking forward to the 2022 session of the Older Iowans Legislature which will convene on Monday September 26, 2022. The OIL delegates on September 26, 2022 will prioritize OIL Issues to be submitted to the 2023 session of the Iowa General Assembly.

 

OIL PRIORITY ISSUES AND OTHER BILLS OF INTEREST TO THE OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE IN THE 2022 IOWA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

DATES OF SENATE AND HOUSE ACTIONS

ELDER ABUSE

DIRECTCARE WORKFORCE

LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN

LIVABLE HOMES

GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS

CEMETERY MERCHANDISE, FUNERAL MERCHANDISE, FUNERAL SERVICES

Ron Jome

 Secretary, Older Iowans Legislature

 


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