Senate Study Bill 1138 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION BILL BY CHAIRPERSON QUIRMBACH) A BILL FOR An Act to raise the maximum compulsory school attendance age. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 1999XC (2) 86 je/rj
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 299.1A, subsection 1, Code 2015, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3 , a child 3 who has reached the age of six and is under sixteen eighteen 4 years of age by September 15 is of compulsory attendance age. 5 However, if a child enrolled in a school district or accredited 6 nonpublic school reaches the age of sixteen eighteen on or 7 after September 15, the child remains of compulsory age until 8 the end of the regular school calendar. 9 Sec. 2. STATE MANDATE FUNDING SPECIFIED. In accordance 10 with section 25B.2, subsection 3, the state cost of requiring 11 compliance with any state mandate included in this Act shall 12 be paid by a school district from state school foundation aid 13 received by the school district under section 257.16. This 14 specification of the payment of the state cost shall be deemed 15 to meet all of the state funding-related requirements of 16 section 25B.2, subsection 3, and no additional state funding 17 shall be necessary for the full implementation of this Act 18 by and enforcement of this Act against all affected school 19 districts. 20 EXPLANATION 21 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 22 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 23 This bill raises the maximum compulsory school attendance 24 age from 16 to 18. 25 The bill may include a state mandate as defined in Code 26 section 25B.3. The bill requires that the state cost of 27 any state mandate included in the bill be paid by a school 28 district from state school foundation aid received by the 29 school district under Code section 257.16. The specification 30 is deemed to constitute state compliance with any state mandate 31 funding-related requirements of Code section 25B.2. The 32 inclusion of this specification is intended to reinstate the 33 requirement of political subdivisions to comply with any state 34 mandates included in the bill. 35 -1- LSB 1999XC (2) 86 je/rj 1/ 1