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Gov. Reynolds, Legislature enact bill banning “Critical Race Theory”

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills into law:

HF 802: an Act providing for requirements related to racism or sexism trainings at, and diversity and inclusion efforts by, governmental agencies and entities, school districts, and public postsecondary educational institutions.

Gov. Reynolds released the following statement on HF 802:

“Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes, not education. It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone’s character,” said Gov. Reynolds. “I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.”

Britannica says, “Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.”

SF 234: an Act relating to the classification and reclassification of certain secondary roads, and including applicability provisions.

HF 844: an Act providing for business entities, providing for certain fees, and including effective date provisions.

SF 578: an Act relating to the powers and duties of the department of agriculture and land stewardship, including by providing for administration, programs, and regulations, providing fees, providing penalties, and making penalties applicable.

HF 365: an Act relating to the service of notices of garnishment by sheriffs.

SF 574: an Act relating to confidential information maintained by local government officials for certain veteran and military property tax credits and exemptions.

SF 608: an Act relating to the administration of the tax and related laws by the department of revenue by requiring composite returns for pass-through entities, restricting public disclosure of certain information, providing penalties, and including applicability provisions.

HF 682: an Act relating to the Iowa appraisal standards and appraiser certification law and making penalties applicable.

HF 384: an Act relating to alcohol beverage control concerning certain class “C” liquor control licenses and the delivery of certain alcoholic beverages.

SF 367: an Act relating to certain financial obligations, including under the consumer credit code, and including under the criminal and juvenile justice system by modifying criminal and civil surcharges, fines, fees, costs, and court debt, providing civil penalties, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

SF 524: an Act establishing an inpatient psychiatric bed tracking system study committee.

HF 644: an Act relating to the registration of postsecondary schools with the college student aid commission, and to the postsecondary registration fund under the control of the commission.

HF 367: an Act exempting from the state individual income tax the earnings from a burial trust fund, and including retroactive applicability provisions.

HF 513: an Act relating to pari-mutuel wagering on horse or dog races licensed in a foreign jurisdiction.

HF 522: an Act providing that a qualified confinement feeding operation may utilize an anaerobic digester system to treat manure, and making penalties applicable.

HF 758: an Act modifying provisions related to certain affidavits accepted by county recorders for updating county transfer books and indexes when a conveyance of real estate has not occurred.

HF 743: an Act providing for representation of adoptive parents by local public defenders.

HF 711: an Act relating to the calculation of certain court costs in probate matters, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

HF 865: an Act relating to the filing requirements for the business property tax credit and including effective date provisions.

SF 568: an Act relating to the conduct of elections, including nominations and procedures for proposed amendments to the Iowa Constitution, and including effective date provisions.

HF 837: an Act relating to the use of fees collected by a county recorder or governing board of the county land record information system for processing and recording instruments.

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