Iowans about several new laws that will take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year.

Investing in Iowa’s Future and Rural Iowa
•    Revamped our career and job training programs starting in high school to help close Iowa’s skilled workforce gap  (HF 2392)
•    Invested in Iowa’s kids by moderately raising student funding (SF 174)
•    Incentivized biofuels to help our rural economies grow (SF 2309)
•    Expanded the use of tele-pharmacy in “pharmacy deserts” in rural areas of Iowa (SF 453)

Protecting Iowans
•    Created new oversight to ensure no Iowan falls through the cracks during the transition to Medicaid privatization (HF 2460)
•    Formed a new office to combat Human Trafficking and expanded the definition of child abuse to include sex trafficking to keep more children safe  (SF 2258 & HF 2191)
•    Prevented additional types of synthetic drugs from getting into the hands of kids (SF 2116)

Supporting Iowa’s Veterans
•    Created one place for employers to get Veterans preference information to make it easier for Veterans to land a job after serving our country  (HF 2415)
•    Ensured that unclaimed cremated remains that belong to a Veteran get a proper burial at a state or federal Veteran’s cemetery  (HF 2266)
•    Made it easier for a Veteran to receive a Veterans designation on their driver’s license (SF 2187)

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