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Thomas R. Sands

Republican — Representative — District 88
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Thomas R. Sands represents House District 88 in the Iowa House, is a member of eight committees, and is the primary sponsor of 88 bills.

2002 28645.61
2004 47444.3
2006 72781.19
2008 108534.83
2010 58252.77
2012 98399.66

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

  • Home Office:

    13247 130th Street, Wapello, IA 52653
    Phone: 319-729-2280
  • Capitol Office:

    Phone: 515-281-3221

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HR 27

    A resolution recognizing and congratulating the Grand View University Wrestling Team and program on its outstanding achievements in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics wrestling.

  • HSB 225

    A study bill relating to Iowa's urban renewal law by modifying requirements for the annual report prepared by the legislative services agency, establishing restrictions on the use of divided revenues, modifying the methodology for calculating the amount of divided revenues, and including effective date provisions. 3-25-15 Subcommittee assigned, Sands, Byrnes, and Isenhart. H.J. 706. 4-1-15 Passed subcommittee. (See Cmte. Bill HF 628)

  • HJR 8

    A joint resolution applying for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints, and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such amendments.

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  • HR 8

    A resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the milestone achieved by the first African Americans to serve in the Iowa General Assembly, the Honorable Willie Stevenson Glanton and the Honorable James H. Jackson.

  • HSB 104

    A study bill relating to and providing for the facilitation of broadband access in targeted areas of the state, including property tax incentives for broadband infrastructure installation, a broadband grant program and fund, making appropriations, and including applicability provisions. 2-3-15 Subcommittee assigned, Cownie, Hall, Oldson, Sands, and Soderberg. H.J. 249. (See Cmte. Bill HF 576) (See Cmte. Bill HF 641)

  • HF 94

    A bill for an act eliminating a requirement that taxpayers indicate on their tax returns the presence or absence of health care coverage for their dependent children and apply for certain public health care coverage, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Recent Votes

HF 635

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 8989.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 1111.0
HF 645

Shall amendment H-1398, to the Senate amendment H-1387, be adopted?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5454.0
•••No: 3838.0
•••Other: 88.0
SF 513

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9292.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 88.0
SF 485

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 8888.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 1212.0
SF 171

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5353.0
•••No: 3636.0
•••Other: 1111.0
HF 666

Shall the rules be suspended to consider amendment H-1396?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 3838.0
•••No: 5353.0
•••Other: 99.0
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