The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Senate approved asbestos litigation transparency legislation after a heated debate between Republicans and Democrats on the measure. The bill, which was recently sent to the Iowa State House, requires plaintiffs to meet deadlines within 90 days of filing an asbestos claim for disclosing information concerning the asbestos trust claims, the valuation of claims and penalizes the failure to comply with disclosure requirements. Democrats blame the Republican measure on lobbying from the American Legislative Exchange Council, which they coined a national conservative organization composed of state legislators and private sector interests. The measure passed the senate with a vote of 27 to 22 along party lines.