The governor has yet to take action on about a dozen budget bills passed by the 2015 legislature, but Governor Branstad has approved a host of policy-related bills over the past several months. One offers new liability protections to cities that allow sledding on city-owned property like golf courses and parks. Another new state law doubles the size of the privacy zone around military funerals, to keep protesters farther away.
Bars and convenience stores will now be able to sell customers with a vessel called a “growler” up to 72 ounces of carry-out beer. And schools may now keep “epi pens” on hand to treat students who suffer an allergy attack.