New IA laws include police constraints, absentee ballots and gun restrictions

Iowa Laws

New IA Laws – Starting Wednesday, Iowans will be free to carry guns in courthouses — but not in courtrooms, and they also could face harsher punishments for animal cruelty.

Also, lemonade stands are now legal in Iowa.

Believe it or not, kid-run lemonade stands were technically illegal in Iowa prior to this year’s legislative session. They are now legal thanks to the actions of state lawmakers and Gov. Kim Reynolds.

The legalization of lemonade stands is one of many new laws that has gone on the books this year, and a host more will go into effect on Wednesday, July 1.

Many pieces of legislation still await Reynolds’ approval or veto. Because the new coronavirus pandemic forced lawmakers to put the session on hold for nearly three months, they did not complete their work until June 14.

Read the full story at the Sioux City Journal.