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April 2, 2009

House Bill 188: Rights for Children

Author:
Rep. Roberto Alonzo

Summary:
This bill relates to the rights of children and the education of parents regarding their duties as parents.

The problem lies in much of the vague language, which includes giving children the right to “quality education”, and the “right to be free” from “any form of discipline that humiliates or demeans a child”, which could be interpreted against homeschools or parents who spank their children.

Status:

11/20/2008(House) Filed
2/12/2009(House) Read first time and referred to Human Services
4/1/2009This bill is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
No action requested at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—March 26, 2009—Texas—Calls Needed to Prevent Child's Bill of Rights From Going Forward

E-lert—April 1, 2009—Texas: No More Calls Needed for House Bills 188 and 2084

Bill Text

Bill History