HF517 is Potentially
One Vote Away From The Gov’s Desk
The Iowa Senate Could Vote On HF517 Any Day
Late last week House File 517 passed out of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on a 10-2 vote. The bill got bi-partisan support (the two voting against the bill were Senators Nate Boulton and Janet Peterson). Thank you to all you who contacted your Senator before last week’s Senate Judiciary vote.We’re now all queued up for a vote in the full Iowa Senate.
Three Potential Outcomes
Any day now the Senate could vote on the Omnibus Gun Bill. When they vote there are three potential outcomes: Pass HF517 as is, Pass HF517 with an amendment, or Vote down HF517.
If the Senate passes the bill as is (without any amendments) the bill then goes to Governor Terry Branstad.If the Senate passes HF517 with an amendment the proposed changes go back to the House who will have to vote Yes or No to accept the Senate’s amendment(s). If the House accepts the changes the bill goes to the Governor’s desk. If they vote No the amendment is sent back to the Senate and they will likely create a joint “conference committee” of Senators and Representatives to reconcile their differences and find a compromise.
If the Senate votes No on HF517 the bill is dead for the year.
Needless to say we’re very close getting this bill to the Governor, but this is no time to get complacent! We need to you keep up the phone calls and emails to the Senate.
Our Advocacy Campaign
makes it ridiculously easy to email your Senator (it takes just seconds). Whether you use our Advocacy Campaign or write your own email to your Senator, please take some time to reach out in support of HF517. Your calls and emails really do make a difference. We saw that in the House and we saw it in the Senate Judiciary Committee where members of both parties supported our bill.
Have You Bought A Membership Yet?
We’re on the verge of passing the biggest pro-gun owner bill in the history of our state. If you’re reading this you’ve probably written an email or two, or made phone calls about gun bills in the past. We truly appreciate your support and we strongly encourage you to Become an IFC member.
Your membership dues help us continue the work we’ve started, they help us build off previous victories and help us educate more Iowans who want to protect and enhance the Second Amendment in our great state.
Annual IFC Memberships are $35 a year. We also have IFC Life Memberships available. We’re running a short-term special on life memberships. Our normal $600 life membership rate has been temporarily reduced to $400 if you sign up online and use the Coupon Code: LIFE.
In addition to supporting an organization that’s actively working (and winning) for you, you’ll get a membership card, sticker and soon we’ll be announcing a great new members only drawing. Here’s a sneak peek:
In the mean time, please keep calling, keep emailing and keep spreading the word about HF517. We’ll alert you as soon as we know there will be a Senate vote. In the mean time, THANK YOU for supporting the Iowa Firearms Coalition!