Legislative Update

PHCC of Iowa takes an active role in advocating for the best interests of our industry at both State and Federal legislative levels. On the State level, our lobbyist works alongside staff and board members to tackle issues that are crucial for our industry. On the Federal level, our National Association and their lobbyist assist staff and board members in pursuit of higher levels of change and give us a voice in Washington. PHCC of Iowa advocates for the best on behalf of our members and the p-h-c trades overall.

Regulatory Update

The Iowa Department of Public Health has published updates to the Iowa State Plumbing Code and Iowa State Mechanical Code.
Read the changes to plumbing code here
Read the changes to the mechanical code here


House File 2627 established guidelines for considering and reviewing the criminal history of license applicants or prospective applicants, including a process by which any person may petition the board for a determination of whether their criminal history would disqualify them from receiving a license. The proposed amendments to Chapters 28, 29, 32, and 57 explain the “eligibility determination” process and incorporate other legislative guidelines for considering and reviewing criminal history in the course of deciding whether to issue a license or whether to impose discipline on an existing licensee.

House File 2627 also established alternative pathways to Iowa licensure for (1) military spouses; (2) newly established Iowa residents who possess a license or certification from another jurisdiction; and (3) newly established Iowa residents whose practice in the profession in another jurisdiction did not require a license. The proposed amendments to Chapters 28, 35, and 62 add structure and detail to those alternative pathways. 

Read Full Changes here

Weekly Legislative Summaries

April 14, 2022
April 8, 2022
March 25, 2022
March 18, 2022
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February 18, 2022
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January 21, 2022
February 11, 2022
April 2, 2021
March 19, 2021
January 13, 2022
February 19, 2021
February 5, 2021
January 30, 2021
January 22, 2021

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