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Newsletter from Rep. Ray Sorensen

Iowa House District 20 Representative Ray Sorensen, in his newsletter to his constituents, Sunday, said “The self-imposed deadline of second funnel for the Legislature was this week and we are hopefully seeing a light at the end of the session tunnel. Policy bills from the Senate must be out of committee in the House, and likewise House bills must be out of committee in the Senate in order to continue being considered. The exceptions are bills with tax implications or appropriations. The purpose of the first and second funnel deadlines is to narrow what the chambers will deliberate and focus our attention on budgets and tax reduction policies.
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Representative Ray Sorensen addresses GOP Gun Permits Bill

(Des Moines) Iowa House Republicans passed a gun bill this week that offers an option to “constitutional carry” a concealed handgun. Iowa House District 20 Republican Representative Ray Sorensen says the bill allows law-abiding citizens the right to carry a firearm for their self-defense or others without first having to obtain a government permission slip in the form of a permit. Sorensen says a person can still get a permit to acquire or carry, but it will no longer be required.
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Iowa House Rep. Ray Sorensen outlines Education Bill passed out of Committee

(Des Moines) Iowa District 20 Representative Ray Sorensen of Greenfield says Funnel week came to an end on Friday, and now the work towards the second funnel in a couple of weeks. Funnel week is a self-imposed deadline for each session which means all bills must be voted out of their Senate and House committees and sent to each full chamber. Bills that don’t make it out of committee are essentially dead, meaning legislators won’t have an opportunity to vote on them. , there are ways that bills can come back from the “dead,” in the form of amendments and standing apropos, etc.