House Bill 6499: Creates a Working Group on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Attempts to Make the Treaty Applicable to Connecticut

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Last Updated: January 6, 2014
House Bill 6499: Creates a Working Group on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Attempts to Make the Treaty Applicable to Connecticut
Sponsors:
Children Committee
Summary:

This bill would establish a working group on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). One of the working group’s purposes would be to urge the U.S. Congress to ratify this dangerous treaty. But that’s not the worst part of this bill. As recently amended, HB 6499 would require the working group to “implement results-based accountability measures to track progress towards the goals and objectives outlined in the convention…,” i.e., the UNCRC. In other words, this bill is an effort to have Connecticut adopt the provisions of the UNCRC even if the federal government declines to do so. The provisions of the UNCRC would turn the parent-child relationship on its head so that parents would essentially become nothing more than facilitators of the choices of their children.

HSLDA's Position:

Oppose.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

Died in chamber. See "Bill History" link below.

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Bill History