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 - https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/meetings/subCommMeeting?meetingID=35434
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 - https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/meetings/subCommMeeting?meetingID=34649
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.
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HF%202040 - text, status and history for HF 2040
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HF%202298 - text, status and history for HF 2298