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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”.

The Older Iowans Legislature places special emphasis on the frail elderly; those citizens who have contributed much to our society, but have exhausted their resources and in need of assistance to lead meaningful lives.

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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:

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