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24 senators and representatives who have sponsored or voted for industrial hemp legislation in the past remain in the General Assembly (unless they've moved into the governor's mansion). In alphabetical order, they are:

Senator Jeff Angelo (R-Creston) voted for industrial hemp legislation four times, each time an industrial hemp bill came before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Senator Jerry Behn (R-Boone), now a Republican Assistant Leader, voted for industrial hemp legislation four times, each time an industrial hemp bill has came before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Senator Dennis Black (D-Grinnell) voted for industrial hemp legislation at least twice (in the 77th and 79th General Assemblies).

Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City), now a Democratic Assistant Leader, was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 78th General Assembly.

Senator Tom Courtney (D-Burlington), now the Democratic Whip, voted for industrial hemp in the 80th General Assembly.

Senator Dick Dearden (D-Des Moines) was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 78th General Assembly.

Representative Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mount Ayr), now Assistant Majority Leader, was an original cosponsor of the 1997 House bill HF 402.

Representative Ed Fallon (D-Des Moines), an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 79th General Assembly, is running for governor in 2006.

Senator Gene Fraise (D-Ft. Madison) voted for industrial hemp at least three times (in the 77th, 79th & 80th General Assemblies).

Senator Thurman Gaskill (R-Corwith), now a Republican Assistant Leader, was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 78th General Assembly and voted for it again in the 79th and 80th.

Senator Hubert Houser (R-Carson) voted for industrial hemp in the 80th General Assembly.

Senator David Johnson (R-Ocheyedan), now a Republican Assistant Leader, voted for industrial hemp in the 80th General Assembly.

Senator Jack Kibbie (D-Emmetsburg), now the Democratic President, has voted for industrial hemp legislation four times, each time an industrial hemp bill has come before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Representative Vicki Lensing (D-Iowa City) was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 79th General Assembly.

Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 79th General Assembly.

Representative Dolores Mertz (D-Ottosen) was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 79th General Assembly.

Representative Pat Murphy (D-Dubuque) was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 79th General Assembly.

Representative Janet Petersen (D-Des Moines) was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 79th General Assembly.

Senator John Putney (R-Gladbrook), now a Republican Assistant Leader, voted for industrial hemp in the 80th General Assembly.

Senator Amanda Ragan (D-Mason City), now a Democratic Assistant Leader, voted for industrial hemp in the 80th General Assembly.

Senator Joe Seng (D-Davenport) voted for industrial hemp in the 80th General Assembly.

Representative Dick Taylor (D-Cedar Rapids) was an original cosponsor of industrial hemp legislation in the 79th General Assembly.

Governor Tom Vilsack voted for industrial hemp in the 77th General Assembly.

Senator Mark Zieman (R-Postville), now a Republican Assistant Leader, has been the lead Senate sponsor since he took over that role from his father.

No one who is on record as voting against industrial hemp remains in the General Assembly.

 

 
 
 
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