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Fisher-sponsored bill signed into law

May 14, 2015
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

On Thursday, May 7, Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) joined Governor Terry Branstad as he signed House File 585 into law. Commonly referred to as the Safe at Home Act, Rep. Fisher sponsored the bill and floor-managed it through the House and continued to work with Senators and the governor to move the bill forward."I am thrilled to finally get the Safe at Home Act signed by the governor. The Secretary of State's office and the other agencies involved can now begin the work to implement this program," said Fisher.

"The Safe at Home program will help those suffering from domestic and sexual abuse and threats from stalkers regain control and safety in their lives. This is a big step forward in protecting our citizens from domestic violence."

The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed May 7 by the governor. Most of bill goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016.

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l-r: Gov. Terry Branstad signing House File 585 into law. MIDDLE: Secretary of State Paul Pate, Rep. Dean Fisher, Judy Harberts (mother of Hannah), Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Sen. Jeff Danielson (D-Cedar Falls), who floor-managed the bill through the Senate. BACK: Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper, Alan Harberts (father of Hannah), Eli Harberts and Jacob Harberts (brothers of Hannah).
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The story of Hannah Harberts inspired Rep. Fisher to initially sponsor the legislation. Hannah's family was able to join Rep. Fisher at the bill signing today. Unfortunately, Hannah was unable to attend the ceremony as she has moved out of state for her own safety.

 
 
 

 

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