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SF 615 - Prohibits the Attorney General From Joining Out-Of-State Lawsuits - Iowa Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits the Attorney General From Joining Out-Of-State Lawsuits

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (54-45) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits the Attorney General From Joining Out-Of-State Lawsuits

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that prohibits the state attorney general from joining out-of-state lawsuits.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the attorney general to only prosecute or defend in any other court or tribunals other than an Iowa state court or tribunal and only take actions or proceedings such as signing onto or authoring amicus briefs or letters of support, both civil or criminal, in which the state may be a party or interested when requested to do so, by or with the approval of the Governor, executive council, or general assembly (Sec. 24).

  • Specifies that this does not affect any pending litigation in which the Attorney General is engaged in as of the effective date of the act (Sec. 24).

  • Requires the attorney general to report to the legislative services agency and department of management all money settlement awards and court money awards which were awarded to the state of Iowa, and for the attorney general to report which funds are designated to receive the money and under what legal authority the designation is being made (Sec. 25).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-18) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits the Attorney General From Joining Out-Of-State Lawsuits

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that prohibits the state attorney general from joining out-of-state lawsuits.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the attorney general to only prosecute or defend in any other court or tribunals other than an Iowa state court or tribunal and only take actions or proceedings such as signing onto or authoring amicus briefs or letters of support, both civil or criminal, in which the state may be a party or interested when requested to do so, by or with the approval of the Governor, executive council, or general assembly (Sec. 24).

  • Specifies that this does not affect any pending litigation in which the Attorney General is engaged in as of the effective date of the act (Sec. 24).

  • Requires the attorney general to report to the legislative services agency and department of management all money settlement awards and court money awards which were awarded to the state of Iowa, and for the attorney general to report which funds are designated to receive the money and under what legal authority the designation is being made (Sec. 25).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -
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