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Republican State Rep. John Wills filed a bill to allow the legislative council an opportunity to review an executive order issued by the President of the United States and not passed into law by Congress.

The council may then refer such orders to the Attorney General and Governor for further review.

The bill would require the Attorney General to determine whether an order is constitutional and whether to seek an exemption from the order or a ruling on its constitutionality.

The bill prohibits the state, a political subdivision of the state or any publicly funded organization from enforcing a presidential executive order that restricts a person’s rights or which the Attorney General has determined to be unconstitutional and is related to certain enumerated subjects.

The Iowa Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is registered in support of the legislation while the Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club opposes it.

The Iowa Bankers Association is registered as undecided.

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