Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccine mandates for childcare, school & college until July 1, 2029

State: IA
Bill Number: HF 2040/renumbered HF 2298
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: None
Status: HF 2298 Enacted, signed by Governor 6/14/2022, effective 7/1/2022

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 6/14/2022 - HF 2298 signed by the Governor, effective 7/1/2022.

UPDATE: 6/3/2022 - HF 2298 sent to governor. Contact Governor Reynolds and ask her to sign HF 2298 into law at 515-281-5211, or click here to send an email. 

UPDATE: 5/24/2022 - HF 2298 passed the Senate in a 29-16 vote. Contact Governor Reynolds and ask her to sign HF 2298 into law at 515-281-5211, or click here to send an email. 

UPDATE: 3/24/2022 - HF 2298 placed on Senate Unfinished Business Calendar. This action allows the bill to stay alive till the end of session.

UPDATE: 3/16/2022 - HF 2298 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee

UPDATE:  3/8/2022 - HF 2298 is scheduled for a meeting in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 9th at 11:00 AM in Room 217 (Conference Room). Meeting details, including list of subcommittee members -

UPDATE: 2/28/2022 - HF 2298 passed the house in a 57-36 vote. 

UPDATE: HF 2040 is now numbered HF 2298 and was placed on the calendar on 2/8/2022. 

UPDATE: 2/3/2022 - Subcommittee recommends passage for HF 2040 on 2/1/2022 Vote Total: 2-1 H.J. 

HF 2040 is scheduled for a hearing in the Education Subcommittee with Reps. Stone, Gaines and Wheeler at 1:00 PM  in the House Lounge.  See agenda -

This bill is sponsored by Rep. Stone with several cosponsors.  

This bill would prohibit requiring an immunization against COVID-19 for a person to be enrolled in any licensed childcare center, elementary or secondary school, or postsecondary school in Iowa prior to July 1, 2029, notwithstanding whether a person’s attendance is in person or virtual.

NVIC Advocacy supports prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine mandates, but the expiration date of July 1, 2029 is arbitrary and should be removed. - text, status and history for HF 2040 - text, status and history for HF 2298