Higher speed limit awaits House vote in Iowa

| 3/18/2003

A bill in Iowa that would increase the interstate speed limit to 70 mph was placed on the calendar for debate and a possible vote before the full House, according to a spokeswoman for the Legislature.

HF532, which was formerly known as HSB100, would move the speed limit on interstates to 70 mph, but leave it at 65 mph on non-interstate four-lane divided highways.

The measure passed the House Transportation Committee by an 11-9 vote March 11. It is likely to remain on the House calendar for at least a week, and may be amended on the floor. To have a chance to become law, it must be passed and moved over to a Senate committee by April 11.