House Bill 962: Creates Motivating Parents and Children Pilot Program

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Last Updated: March 28, 2011
House Bill 962: Creates Motivating Parents and Children Pilot Program
Sponsors:
Representatives Omeria Scott, Clara Burnett, Chuck Espy, David Gibbs, Esther Harrison, Robert Huddleston, America Chuck Middleton, and Sara Thomas
Summary:

This is a companion bill to Senate Bill 2081. This is a “government nanny” bill that would create a Motivating Parents and Children (MPAC) pilot program, one of the purposes of which would be “to provide grants to certain local school districts for innovative local programs that target juvenile crime by coordinating school and support services to children-at-risk and their families with required parental involvement.” The program would include homeschooling families, because the bill states that it would “apply to all compulsory-school-age children residing in the pilot school district and their custodial and noncustodial parents or legal guardians.” The State Department of Education would develop policies and procedures to implement the program, including how to determine who are the “children-at-risk.” The program coordinator in each school district would be responsible for planning and coordinating activities for parents of school children, including parenting classes for parents to be instructed in how to be effective parents according to state standards.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA considers such legislation to be a threat to parental rights and an unwarranted intrusion into the family unit. This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

1/17/2011     (House)     Referred to Education Committee
1/24/2011     (House)     Re-referred to Education Committee and Public Health and Human Services Committee
1/27/2011     (House)     Committee substitute passed out of Public Health and Human Services Committee and sent to Education Committee
2/01/2011     (House)     Committee substitute passed out of Education Committee and sent to Public Health and Human Services Committee
2/01/2011     (House)     Committee substitute passed out of committee
2/10/2011     (House)     Point of order raised
2/10/2011     (House)     Set aside pending ruling of chair
2/10/2011     (House)     Committee substitute adopted
2/10/2011     (House)     Passed as amended
2/15/2011     (House)     Transmitted to Senate
2/15/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Education Committee and Appropriations Committee
3/01/2011     (Senate)     Passed out of Education Committee as amended and sent to Appropriations Committee
3/01/2011     (Senate)     Passed out of committee as amended
3/02/2011     (Senate)     Amended
3/02/2011     (Senate)     Passed as amended
3/03/2011     (Senate)     Returned for concurrence
3/09/2011     (House)     Declined to concur/invited Senate to conference
3/17/2011     (Senate)     Senators Videt Carmichael, Alice Harden, and Michael Watson named as conferees
3/17/2011     (House)     Representatives D. Stephen Holland, Omeria Scott, and Cecil Brown named as conferees
3/28/2011     (House)     Died in conference

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