HB 1461 (2012, failed) requiring schools to notify parents of an outside speaker and allow parents to opt the child out

posted Dec 15, 2011, 7:49 AM by Bill Duncan   [ updated May 21, 2012, 6:10 AM ]
Docket 

HOUSE BILL 1461

AN ACT requiring school officials to notify parents of a class or event involving an outside speaker and allowing parents to opt for their child not to participate in the class or event.

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Smith, Rock 18; Sen. Forsythe, Dist 4

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS
This bill requires school officials to notify parents of a class or event involving an outside speaker and allows parents to opt for their child not to participate in the class or event.

DNHPE Comment: This bill is much like other pieces of parental rights legislation based on fictional anecdotes.  In this case, Rep. Smith tells the story of a parent's complaint being mishandled in Rye.  It's pure fiction.  Here's the real story.

On 2/2/12, the bill was amended to require a policy about notification of controversial outside speakers already in place at school districts and passed out of  committee with an OTP recomendation.

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