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Tuesday will be a big day in the Iowa Senate. A subcommittee focused on religious liberty starts the day while there are many other interesting topics. One bill would allow people 72 or older to be excused from jury service. A couple bills deal with immunizations. A bipartisan bill regarding hemp is up as well. The day will end with sports betting and fantasy sports conversation.

SF 240: Senate File 240 was filed by Sen. Dennis Guth. It has 15 additional cosponsors. It’s an act relating to the standard of judicial review and providing a claim or defense when a state action burdens a person’s exercise of religion.


SSB 1138: Senate Study Bill 1138 was proposed by Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act relating to excuse from jury service for persons at least 72 years of age.

SF 239: Senate File 239 was filed by Senators Dennis Guth and Brad Zaun. It’s an act providing for exemptions from immunization for a person’s enrollment in any elementary or secondary school or licensed child care center.

SSB 1025: Senate Study Bill 1025 was proposed by Sen. Tim Kapucian. It’s an act relating to Department of Transportation employees designated as peace officers.

SF 279: Senate File 279 was filed by Sen. Tom Shipley. There’s nearly 40 cosponsors, with both Republicans and Democrats signing on to the legislation. It’s an act relating to hemp, including the regulation of hemp, providing for enforcement and the confiscation and destruction or disposal of certain property, providing for fees, making appropriations, including penalties.

SF 194: Senate File 194 was filed by Sen. Rich Taylor. it’s an act requiring the natural resource commission to allow catfish to be taken by hand fishing and providing penalties.

SSB 1165: Senate Study Bill 1165 was proposed by Sen. Amy Sinclair. It’s an act relating to requirements school districts and accredited nonpublic schools must meet to provide distance learning classes that meet the requirements of Iowa’s education program.

SF 10: Senate File 10 was filed by Sen. Brad Zaun. It’s an act relating to grandparent and great-grandparent visitation.

SF 177: Senate File 177 was filed by Sen. Liz Mathis. It’s an act providing for the establishment of a teacher recruitment and retention task force.

SSB 1168: Senate Study Bill 1168 was proposed by Sen. Roby Smith. It’s an act relating to gambling regulation and wagering, by providing for sports wagering and fantasy sports contests.

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