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June 28, 2013

Iowa's new laws kick in on July 1


Homeland Security: The Iowa Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will become a stand-alone operation and no longer be under the Department of Public Defense.

Beginning Farmer’s Lease: This bill will allow for beginning farmers to have the first pick to leasing agricultural land owned by the Department of Natural Resources.

Education: Details of education reform include career pathways for teachers, with leadership opportunities available; the Teach Iowa Initiative to recruit candidates to the teaching profession in Iowa; and expansions of the STEM Initiative to recruit more students into science, technology, engineering and math fields.

For a full list of new laws, visit the Iowa House of Representatives' website at

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