Governor Reynolds Addresses COVID-19 Vaccines, Sexual Abuse in New Laws

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(Des Moines, IA) -- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signs ten bills into law, addressing COVID-19 vaccines, fertility assistance, and more.

House File 2298 extends Iowa's ban on COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The act bars schools, day cares, and colleges from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine through July of 2029.

One measure creates a fourth degree of sexual abuse for health care professionals who insert their own genetic material to those seeking fertility assistance, instead of the agreed-on sperm donor. Senate File 529 set out penalties, as those violating the consent of the patient will face a felony. They also will not have rights to a parent-child relationship.

Another new law, House File 2431, brings more freedom to business owners in the state, removing the need for Iowans to obtain a home-occupation license if they elect to work from home.

The ten bills signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds can be found on her website here.

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