Compulsory Preschool Attendance Age In Iowa Now Law

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed nine bills into law Friday, including establishing a compulsory preschool attendance age, but he vetoed a measure letting gamblers decide how long they want to be banned from casinos.

The governor approved legislation giving school boards power to require all 4-year-olds enrolled in a voluntary, state-sponsored preschool to follow attendance policies.

He vetoed a measure that would have given gamblers the option of banning themselves from the state's casinos and Iowa lottery for either five years or life. Current Iowa law only permits a lifetime ban. Branstad said he made his decision based off gambling treatment experts, who say gambling addition is a lifelong problem, making Iowa's lifetime-only ban the best option.


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