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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 202 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 1243

    A study bill for an act creating the medical cannabis Act and providing for civil and criminal penalties and fees. 3/2/2015 Subcommittee: Bolkcom, McCoy, Dotzler, Behn, and Feenstra

  • SSB 1224

    A study bill for an act relating to the policy administration of the tax and related laws by the department of revenue. 2/25/2015 Subcommittee: Bolkcom, Allen, and Feenstra

  • SSB 1222

    A study bill for an act relating to air quality, by providing for the establishment, assessment, and collection of fees, establishing a fund, and making appropriations. 2/24/2015 Subcommittee: Bolkcom, Dearden, and Rozenboom

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  • SSB 1210

    A study bill for an act creating an Iowa ABLE savings plan trust, providing deductions and exclusions from the individual income tax and inheritance tax relating to the trust, and including retroactive and other applicability provisions. 2/23/2015 Subcommittee: Bolkcom, Jochum, and Garrett 2/26/15 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage.

  • SF 282

    A bill for an act reclassifying marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinols, from a schedule I controlled substance to a schedule II controlled substance.

  • SSB 1200

    A study bill for an act relating to interstate contracts for substance abuse and mental health care and treatment. 2/18/2015 Subcommittee: Wilhelm, Bolkcom, and Johnson 2/25/15 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage.

Recent Votes

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HF 166

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4896.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 24.0
SF 201

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4998.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HF 159

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4998.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
SF 206

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4998.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
SF 234

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2652.0
•••No: 2346.0
•••Other: 12.0
SF 130

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4998.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
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Sources

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