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March 1, 2014

Bills pass through Iowa House

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Possession of firearm suppressors

On Thursday, the House passed HF2381 by a vote of 82–16 with two absent. This bill authorizes purchase and ownership of devices that silence or muffles the sound of a firearm when being fired.

The suppressor must be registered and possessed in compliance with federal laws and regulations. These devices are currently legal in 39 other states. The legislation now goes to the Senate for their approval.

‘The Way We Live Award’

Organizers of the Iowa State Fair are searching for six farm families to recognize with “The Way We Live” awards. These families must exemplify farm values derived from hard work and a love for the occupation of farming.

Nominated families should show dedication to animal agriculture in their daily lives and in the lives of their family members. Winners will receive a prize package including $250, fair admission tickets, free parking, fair food coupons, and recognition in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center during the fair. The entry deadline is May 1 For a brochure and entry form, go to www.iowastatefair.org/competition/the-way-we-live-award.

Grassley internships available

College-age Iowans are needed throughout the year. Spring and fall semester internships last approximately four months. Two summer sessions of six weeks each also are available.

In addition, many schools offer course credit for internships. Early application is encouraged, and the selection process is competitive. Intern applications are available via Senator Grassley’s website or by visiting one of his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City or Waterloo.

You are encouraged to apply. For the two six week sessions, May 27 to July 3 and July 7 to Aug 15, applications are due by March 15. To receive an application by mail, or for additional information, send a message to Jennifer Heins at jennifer_heins@grassley.senate.gov or call (202) 224-3744.

Brian Moore, a Republican from Zwingle, represents Iowa House District 58 in the Iowa Legislature, which covers Jackson County.

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