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Legislative Updates

This webpage is designed to help you stay current on legislative issues concerning our liberty to home educate our children.

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Legislation Related to Homeschooling

Please note that the Iowa Legislature operates from January to late spring within a 2-year General Assembly framework and according to scheduled deadline rules.

A General Assembly is a legislative period that consists of two regular legislative sessions.

The first session of a General Assembly is held in odd-numbered years and lasts for approximately 110 calendar days. The second session is held in even-numbered years and lasts for approximately 100 calendar days.

When the new General Assembly convenes, we will begin to add bills that can potentially affect Iowa homeschooling families.

As the calendar year progresses, some of the bills listed may no longer be under active consideration because they failed to make their way through scheduled Legislature "funnel" deadlines.

As bills are added, you can click on the link provided at the bottom of each bill description below to view the current status of the bill.

Legislation Introduced in the Now-Closed 2018 Session:
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