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2015-2016 Legislative Agenda

 

Education Committee

Topics: High School Dropout Age

It is the Position of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council that legislation to revise Iowa Code 299.1A to increase the State of Iowa’s legal school dropout age from the current 16 to 17 will empower students to stay in school, to graduate and to change their futures...Learn more

Education committee

 

Human Rights Committee

Topics: Gay Conversion Therapy, Sexual Assault Education

It is the Position of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council that legislation calling for the banning of sexual orientation change efforts by practicing mental health providers for minors in Iowa be enacted...Learn more

It is the Position of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council that mandating the implementation of sexual violence prevention curriculum in Iowa’s high schools’ ought to be enacted...Learn more

Mental Health Committee meeting Representative Bruce Hunter

Health Committee

Topics: Tanning Restrictions, Suicide Prevention, Radon Testing

It is the position of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council, the voice of Iowa’s youth, that legislation banning the use of indoor tanning facilities for those under 18 years of age be enacted. This legislation would improve the health of the state, especially among young adults, because it also calls for increased warnings about the dangers of tanning throughout the facilities. Currently there are no restrictions in place for minors, in the state of Iowa...Learn more

It is the position of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council, the voice of the young citizens of Iowa, that a bill requiring suicide prevention training for faculty be enacted, the formation of a suicide prevention advisory board, and the creation of a suicide action plan by each to that would include increased school to state communication in regards to suicide. This legislation would allow school staff to recognize the signs of suicidal teenagers, augmenting the probability that signs of potential harm will be addressed early. It would also give each school an effective response in the case that a suicide does occur, and also allow them to communicate with departments in the government...Learn more

It is the position of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council, the voice of Iowa’s youth, that legislation pertaining to mandatory radon testing for all public schools in Iowa be enacted and repeated every ten years. If the results of testing exceed specified levels, then school districts are to perform an additional test within 90 days of the initial test. Failure to pass the second test will require the school district to implement a mitigation plan within one year and provide for additional testing and monitoring following that process... Learn more

Health Committee meeting with Team Nutrition