Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday signed a proclamation temporarily easing rules for crews and drivers hauling motor fuels.
The proclamation temporarily suspends regulations on how long drivers can be on duty, and restrictions on load weights.
Reynolds’ office said increased demand, above average wait times at terminals, and the Colonial Pipeline shutdown prompted the changes.
Iowa has not faced the fuel shortages that some other states have, the governor noted. The proclamation, designed to avoid shortages in Iowa, expires June 19.
In other action, Reynolds signed the following bills Wednesday and Thursday:
HF 304: an Act relating to personal delivery devices, providing penalties, and making penalties applicable.
HF 380: an Act requiring approved driver education courses to include instruction concerning distracted driving.
HF 435: an Act relating to emergency contact information for use by the department of transportation and law enforcement, and including effective date provisions.
HF 452: an Act relating to certain civil and criminal enforcement activities involving the practice of massage therapy and cosmetology, and human trafficking, and providing penalties.
HF 493: an Act relating to low-speed electric bicycles, providing penalties, making penalties applicable, and including applicability provisions.
HF 527: an Act relating to the authority of county boards of supervisors to amend an agreement between the counties to implement the county land record information system.
HF 685: an Act relating to requirements for licensees under the purview of the dental board relating to orthodontia services.
HF 722: an Act relating to the transfer, deposit, and appropriation of moneys to the teach Iowa scholar fund from the teacher shortage forgivable loan repayment fund and the teacher shortage loan forgiveness repayment fund.
HF 793: an Act relating to participation in and credit for physical education under the educational standards.
HF 828: an Act relating to commercial driver’s license driving skills tests, providing fees, and including effective date provisions.
HF 889: an Act prohibiting the mandatory disclosure of whether a person has received a vaccination for COVID-19, disqualifying certain entities from receiving state grants or contracts, and including effective date provisions.
Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills into law:
HF 311: an Act relating to the frequency of game nights conducted by licensed qualified organizations.