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Bill Number: HF862
Title: Infrastructure/RIIF Budget
Description:

Splits gaming revenues between three pots: Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) $92.4 million, Technology Reinvestment Fund (TRF) $14.7 million, and Sports Wagering Receipts Fund (SWRF) $1.5 million.  NO CHANGE: Level funding for Water Quality Initiative ($5.2 million); Great Places ($1 million); Strengthening Communities Grants/YMCA ($250,000); Community Attractions & Tourism ($5 million); county fairs ($1.1 million); and Iowa Communications Network maintenance ($2.7 million).  INCREASES: Increases funding for water trails and low head dams by $750,000 ($1 million total - last time funded at this level was FY 2017).  RESTORES FY 2021 CUTS by increasing funds for recreational trails by $500,000 ($1.5 million), state park infrastructure by $1 million ($2 million), lake restoration/dredging/water quality projects by $1 million ($9.6 million), railroad revolving loan and grant fund by $500,000 ($1 million), public transit by $1 million ($1.5 million), commercial airports by $900,000 ($1.9 million), and general aviation airports by $350,000 ($1 million).  NEW: Adds new funds for sports tourism ($1.5 million from sports wagering fund, and makes professional sporting events eligible for these funds); school safety, flood mitigation, and other emergency services ($2.5 million in FY22, $2 million in FY23); Eldora dorm renovation ($6.5 million); community forestry to repair damage to tree canopy due to derecho ($250,000); courthouse equipment and furniture ($2.5 million), State Capitol small dome restoration ($5.2 million); web-based reporting system for campaign finance ($500,000); tax system modernization ($4.1 million); new foster care registry to track children in foster care ($350,000); human trafficking hotel/motel training system ($98,000); and ChildServe building expansion ($750,000). NO LONGER INCLUDED: Funding for renewable fuels infrastructure (was $3 million - $5 million standing appropriation now in HF 860, Ag/DNR Budget), regional sports authorities ($500,000 moved to HF 871, Economic Development Budget), and nursing home facility improvements ($500,000).  OTHER: Permits unspent FY 2017 funding allocated to the Polk County Justice Center to be spent on other justice centers. Takes effect 7/1/21.

Status: Signed
Recent Action: 5/6 - Passed House (55-35) 5/18 - Passed Senate with amendment(39-7) 5/18 - Passed House with amendment (54-38) 5/18 - Passed Senate second time as amended by House (39-7) 6/8 - Signed by Governor
Position
Monitor/Undecided


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Last Modified: 06/08/2021