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SUPPORT HF597: An "Age Appropriate" approach to education.

Updated: Mar 12

This bill provides that “age-appropriate” does NOT include any material with descriptions or visual depictions of a sex act.

*This Bill passed through the house and is now making it's way through the Senate funnel.

Excerpt: "This bill relates to education, including modifying provisions related to school district library programs and the educational program provided to students enrolled in school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and charter schools."

"The bill provides that the educational program shall also be taught from an age-appropriate approach. The bill defines “age-appropriate” in this context as topics, messages, and teaching methods suitable to particular ages or age groups of children and adolescents, based on developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the age or age group.

Additionally, the bill provides that “age-appropriate” does NOT include any material with descriptions or visual depictions of a sex act."

For some reason the ALA (American Library Association) has been celebrating books that contain pornographic imagery and detailed description of sex acts ranging from rape to pedophilia to incest.

For examples and excerpts from the books in question, along with a list of Iowa Schools promoting these books, please review the following related article.




Email the Republicans on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver and let them know that we need to pass this bill through subcommittee and committee to the Senate Floor for a Vote.

Full Senate Education Committee

  • Ken Rozenboom (R, District 19), Education Chair

  • Jeff Taylor (R, District 2), Education Vice Chair

  • Herman C. Quirmbach (D, District 25), Ranking Member

  • Claire Celsi (D, District 16)

  • Chris Cournoyer (R, District 35)

  • Molly Donahue (D, District 37)

  • Lynn Evans (R, District 3)

  • Julian B. Garrett (R, District 11)

  • Eric Giddens (D, District 38)

  • Kerry Gruenhagen (R, District 41)

  • Tim Kraayenbrink (R, District 4)

  • Sandy Salmon (R, District 29)

  • Amy Sinclair (R, District 12)

  • Sarah Trone Garriott (D, District 14)

  • Cherielynn Westrich (R, District 13)

  • Brad Zaun (R, District 22)


Senate Education Committee (Republicans)

Senate Majority Leader



Dear Senator ________________,

Thank you for leading and serving in Iowa. I am writing today with my support for House File 597, the bill "that provides that "age appropriate" does NOT include any material with descriptions or visual depictions of a sex act. " . I support this bill because ___________________________________. [Feel free to include personal stories, links to resources, helpful information, etc.]

Thank you for your consideration.


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