House Resolution 5153: Joint Resolution Supporting "The Whole Child Initiative"

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Last Updated: May 24, 2013
House Resolution 5153: Joint Resolution Supporting "The Whole Child Initiative"
Representatives Gallison, Azzinaro, Messier, Serpa, and Marshall

House Bill 5153 states the General Assembly’s resolve to “take a Whole Child approach” to their work each day, and to “assure that all policies, programs, and activities ensure that our children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.”

HSLDA's Position:

Government exists, first and foremost, to safeguard both the lives and rights of its citizens, from the youngest to the oldest. Concern for the health and safety of children is laudable, so long as this goal does not become a tool to casually intervene in and disrupt the daily affairs of intact families. Parents, who most often possess the closest relational bonds with their children, not only have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, but are also presumed by the U.S. Constitution to be in the best position to decide what is best for their children, unless the family unit is broken.

Action Requested:
None at this time

01/24/2013     House     Introduced and referred to House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee.
02/05/2013     House     Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration on February 13, 2013.
02/13/2013     House     Committee recommends passage.
02/28/2013     House     Placed on House Calendar.
03/06/2013     House     Passed the House.
04/04/2013     Senate     Committee transferred to Senate education.
05/13/2013     Senate     Scheduled for hearing and consideration on May 15, 2013.
05/15/2013     Senate     Committee recommends passage in concurrence.
05/21/2013     Senate     Placed on the Senate consent calendar for May 23, 2013.
05/23/2013     Senate     Senate passed in concurrence; Sent to Governor.
05/24/2013     Senate     Signed by Governor.

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