Iowa Realtors' Legislative Successes in 22

The Iowa legislative session was slated to end on April 19th, but it continued until May 24 due to debate over a few final bills. Despite this unusual and longer session, IAR had many successes this session.

Check out this Legislative Lowdown video recap with IAR Lobbyist Jen Kingland and Advocacy Coordinator Greta Haas. You can scroll below the video to read the highlights as well. 

In 2022 we:

  • Passed the Real Estate Teams Bill: Defines a real estate team and clarifies advertising requirements for both teams and individual licensees.  This bill becomes effective July 1, but the advertising requirements go into effect on December 31, 2022  - signed by Governor Reynolds on May 2nd
  • Passed the Groundwater Hazard Statement Bill: A groundwater hazard statement is now only needed to be filled out when a hazard is present. If there is no hazard present, a box will be checked on the deed stating there are no known groundwater hazard present.  This law is effective July 1, 2022 - signed by Governor Reynolds on April 21st
  • Prevented harmful license and review board legislation from passing which would have been detrimental to our education and licensing requirements for real estate
  • Advocated for increased housing assistance for veterans and service members
  • Supported legislation examining uniform building code and requirements for new construction

Next session, we will be taking a comprehensive look at HOAs, registration of trade names with the real estate commission, and legislative actions we can take to mitigate the issues we are seeing in the real estate industry.

Please contact Greta Haas, IAR's Advocacy Coordinator, with any questions -

Iowa Association of REALTORS

This article was written as a collaboration of IAR Staff members or invited subject matter experts.

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