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Janet Petersen

Democratic — Senator — District 18
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Janet Petersen represents Senate District 18 in the Iowa Senate, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 183 bills.

2000 31980.0
2002 15396.93
2004 34334.77
2006 47268.45
2008 75820.29
2010 55159.59
2012 24250.0

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

Democratic lawmaker expands inquiry on Branstad administration’s secret settlements

State Sen. Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, who chairs the Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee, said Thursday she has expanded the panel’s inquiry into secret settlements provided by Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration to former state employees. In a letter sent Thursday to Branstad, Petersen said she is requesting “Copies of any ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SSB 1121

    A study bill for an act relating to the possession of marijuana, and providing a penalty. 1/29/2015 Subcommittee: Sodders, Hogg, Petersen, Garrett, Schneider, and Whitver

  • SF 109

    A bill for an act relating to abuse and financial exploitation of elders and providing penalties.

  • SF 107

    A bill for an act modifying the periods of time to bring civil and criminal actions relating to the sexual abuse of minors, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

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  • SSB 1111

    A study bill for an act modifying the criminal offense of assault. 1/28/2015 Subcommittee: Petersen, Kinney, and Schneider

  • SF 94

    A bill for an act regarding disposal of yard waste in landfills operating a methane collection system.

  • SSB 1108

    A study bill for an act relating to the manufacturing, delivery, or possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana, including its counterfeit or simulated forms. 1/28/2015 Subcommittee: Sodders, Hogg, Petersen, Schneider, Garrett, and Whitver

Recent Votes

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HF 212

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4998.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HF 245

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 381

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 457

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 484

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SF 435

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2652.0
•••No: 2448.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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