House File 2224 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2224 BY WOLFE , DONAHUE , B. MEYER , and STAED A BILL FOR An Act relating to Native American mascots in schools. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 5083YH (3) 89 dg/jh
H.F. 2224 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 280.32 Prohibition of Native 1 American mascots. 2 1. On or after January 1, 2024, a public or nonpublic school 3 shall not have or adopt a name, symbol, or image that depicts 4 or refers to a Native American tribe, individual, custom, or 5 tradition to be used as a mascot, nickname, logo, letterhead, 6 or team name of the school. 7 2. This section shall not apply to a school under the 8 control of a Native American tribe and under the purview of the 9 bureau of Indian education. 10 EXPLANATION 11 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 12 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 13 This bill relates to Native American mascots in schools. 14 The bill prohibits a public or nonpublic school from having 15 or adopting a name, symbol, or image that depicts or refers to 16 a Native American tribe, individual, custom, or tradition to be 17 used as a mascot, nickname, logo, letterhead, or team name of 18 the school on or after January 1, 2024. This prohibition does 19 not apply to a school under the control of a Native American 20 tribe and under the purview of the bureau of Indian education. 21 -1- LSB 5083YH (3) 89 dg/jh 1/ 1