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“Logan’s Law” becomes a state law today

CHARLES CITY — “Logan’s Law” actually will become a law of the state of Iowa today during a bill signing ceremony in Charles City.

The Iowa Legislature gave their unanimous approval to the bill during the last week of the legislative session. It’s named after 15-year-old Logan Luft, a Charles City teen who died from head injuries sustained in an ATV accident in July 2017. Five of Logan’s major organs were donated after the accident. The bill allows people to designate that they want to be a donor on their hunting or fishing license.

Logan’s mother Wendy Luft says today’s bill signing will allow the community to honor his memory and recognize the efforts in creating the law. “We’ll be able to as a community embrace the whole situation, and we thought as a family that was the best thing to do because Charles City has been unbelievable to us. From day one they’ve stood behind us and they’ve helped us through this process and supported us, and loved on us, and just really been amazing, so they should get to share in that.”

Governor Kim Reynolds is traveling to Charles City this morning to sign the bill, which Luft says is a great honor.  “That will be a great experience to have her come to Charles City and sit in the same gym that we had Logan’s funeral. My memory of that place will be the governor signing Logan’s Law, rather than laying him to rest.”

The bill signing will take place in the gymnasium at Charles City Middle School at 10:30 this morning. The public is welcome to attend the event.


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