Iowa Legislature Sends Guaranteed-Income Ban Bill To Governor

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks during an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on June 26, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

A bill that bans guaranteed income programs cleared its final hurdle and is now in the hands of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.

The bill prevents cities and counties from providing guaranteed income. It defines guaranteed income programs as those that “provide individuals with unearned cash payments without spending restrictions” and does not apply to programs that require individuals to perform work or attend training, said Sen. Scott Webster, R-Bettendorf.

The Iowa Senate passed House File 2319 by a 35-13 vote. The House approved it by a 55-43 vote last month.