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Joe Bolkcom

Democratic — Senator — District 43
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Joe Bolkcom represents Senate District 43 in the Iowa Senate, is a member of 10 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 210 bills.

1998 7762.9
2000 5785.0
2002 50755.0
2004 42860.0
2006 59957.0
2008 39276.08
2010 40666.4
2012 22415.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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News and Blog Coverage

Senate Democrats declare war on Iowa property taxpayers and our rural communities

DES MOINES – Senate Democrats declared war on Iowa property taxpayers and our rural communities during today’s education debate. Senator Tony Bisignano, D-Des Moines, said he would sponsor a bill that would raise Iowans’ property taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars. Minutes later, Senator Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SSB 1272

    A study bill for an act relating to revenue and taxation by increasing the sales and use tax rates, establishing transfers to the natural resources and outdoor recreation trust fund, and including effective date provisions. 4/6/15 Subcommittee: Hogg, Bolkcom, and Behn

  • SSB 1274

    A study bill for an act providing for an increase in birth certificate fees. 4/6/15 Subcommittee: Petersen, Bolkcom, and Smith

  • SR 24

    A resolution honoring Dr. Sally Mason and her outstanding achievements as President of the University of Iowa.

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  • SF 467

    A bill for an act relating to criminal asset forfeiture and providing penalties and including applicability provisions.

  • SSB 1266

    A study bill for an act providing that the exemption from property taxes for pollution=control property does not apply to property used as part of certain confinement feeding operations and including applicability provisions. 3/10/15 Subcommittee: McCoy, Bolkcom, and Smith

  • SSB 1265

    A study bill for an act modifying provisions applicable to the renewable energy tax credit, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. 3/10/15 Subcommittee: Hogg, Bolkcom, and Anderson

Recent Votes

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SF 385

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4284.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 816.0
SF 404

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4284.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 816.0
HF 548

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4590.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 510.0
SF 484

Shall amendment S-3126 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2040.0
•••No: 2448.0
•••Other: 612.0
SF 484

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2652.0
•••No: 1938.0
•••Other: 510.0
SF 484

Shall amendment S-3123 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4488.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 612.0
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Sources

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