Senate Update: Sessionís over, but letís stay in contact
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Op-Ed · June 21, 2013

The 2013 session has adjourned for the year, but I am still working for Cedar, Johnson and Muscatine counties right here at home.

This year, we made great progress on jobs, health care, education and a variety of efforts to improve quality of life for all Iowans. I hope to keep the momentum going.

Itís never too early to start planning for next yearís session, so please let me know what issues you would like to see addressed. To share your suggestions, ideas and concerns, e-mail me at or call me at 319-351-0988.

Throughout the legislative interim, Iíll continue to send out updates on key issues, local events and news of statewide interest.

Iíll also participate in community events and meetings, where weíll have the chance to talk face to face. Over the next several months, Iíll provide more detailed write-ups on all the ways this yearís successes are growing Iowaís middle class and making our state a thriving, healthy place to live, work and play.

One of the bills we approved during the 2013 session, House File 355, will allow most Iowans between the ages of 18 and 70 to renew their driverís license over the Internet. The convenience of renewing online is expected to be available in mid-July, when the Iowa Department of Transportation finishes updates to its electronic system at

In the meantime, beware of imposter Web sites charging money for information on how to renew an Iowa driverís license. Right now, there is no way for Iowans to renew their driverís license online. When the official online service is available for driverís license renewal in mid-July, Iowans will be able to access it at

To contact Senator Dvorsky during the week, call the Senate Switchboard at 515-281-3371. Otherwise he can be reached at home at 319-351-0988. E-mail him at

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