Today, SSB 1247, our bill for Community Use was discussed in an Iowa Senate Judiciary Subcommittee meeting. We had several supporters who spoke in favor of shared use:

They included:

  • American Heart Association volunteers Butch Gibbs and Tera Hamann
  • Iowa Association of School Boards, Emily Piper
  • YMCAs, Kent Hartwig
  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • Metro Planning Organizations, David Adelman
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Jenny Stiletto

In addition, a representative from the Department of Public Health spoke and said both her department and the Governor support the bill.

Ultimately, Senator Sodders and Senator Schneider signed off on the subcommittee report.  Senator Hogg wants time to “take it under advisement.” The bill is on the agenda for the full Judiciary Committee meeting tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.