The Iowa Senate will hold a couple of key subcommittee meetings today. One will eliminate requirements and references to the Iowa Common Core or core curriculum and to core content standards. Another will increase the age to use or buy vaping products from 18 years old to 21.

SSB 1059: Senate Study Bill 1059 was proposed by Sen. Randy Feenstra. It’s an act relating to surcharges added to criminal penalties, court funds, civil fees, misdemeanor and felony fines.

SF 5: Senate File 5 was filed by Sen. Amy Sinclair. It’s an act repealing the property tax exemption for forest reservations.

SF 120: Senate File 120 was filed by Sen. Charles Schneider. It’s an act prohibiting a governing board of a public college or university from adopting or enforcing any policy or rule that prohibits a person from carrying, transporting or possessing a dangerous weapon producing a nonprojectile high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person in the buildings or on the grounds of such a college or university.

SF 30: Senate File 30 was filed by Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act relating to the Iowa Core curriculum and to assessment and content standards for school districts and accredited nonpublic schools.

The bill eliminates requirements and references to the Iowa Common Core or core curriculum and to core content standards, but continues to direct the state board of education to adopt high school graduation requirements and academic and content standards.

SF 60: Senate File 60 was field by Sen. Mark Segebart. It’s an act relating to newborn metabolic screening to include all disorders listed on the recommended uniform screening panel recommend by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SF 66: Senate File 66 was filed by Sen. Tom Shipley. It’s an act establishing the minimum age relative to various activities relating to vapor products. The bill increases the minimum age relative to vapor products from 18 years of age to 21 years of age.

SF 75: Senate File 75 was filed by Sen. Zach Whiting. It’s an act relating to grants for new remote workers who relocate to this state and who are employed by an out-of-state employer and creating and making appropriations to the new remote worker grant fund.