House Memorial 557 & Senate Memorial 954: Parental Rights Amendment

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House Memorial 557 & Senate Memorial 954: Parental Rights Amendment
House Senate
Sponsors:
Representative Marti Coley
Sponsors:
Senator Anitere Flores
Summary:

This memorial* urges Congress to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to parental rights and to submit it to the States for ratification.

*A special form of concurrent resolution addressed to an executive agency or another legislative body, usually Congress, that expresses the sentiment of the Florida Legislature on a matter outside its legislative jurisdiction.

Summary:

This memorial* urges Congress to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to parental rights and to submit it to the States for ratification.

*A special form of concurrent resolution addressed to an executive agency or another legislative body, usually Congress, that expresses the sentiment of the Florida Legislature on a matter outside its legislative jurisdiction.

Status:

1/28/2011     (House)     Filed
2/16/2011     (House)     Referred to Federal Affairs Subcommittee and Judiciary Committee
3/24/2011     (House)     Added to Federal Affairs Subcommittee agenda
3/28/2011     (House)     Federal Affairs Subcommittee Hearing- Voted in favor 9-2
3/28/2011     (House)     Now in Judiciary Committee
4/05/2011     (House)     Added to Judiciary Committee Agenda
4/07/2011     (House)     Favorable by Judiciary Committee; Reported out of Judiciary Committee
4/07/2011     (House)     Bill released to House calendar; Added to second reading calendar
4/22/2011     (House)     Bill added to Special Order Calendar
4/26/2011     (House)     Read 2nd time; adopted; message sent to Senate
5/05/2011     (Senate)     Substituted for Senate Memorial 954; Read second time
5/05/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability
5/05/2011     (Senate)     Withdrawn from Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability
5/05/2011     (Senate)     Adopted; Placed on Second Reading Calendar; In messages
5/09/2011     Passed and Signed

Status:

2/10/2011     (Senate)     Filed
2/17/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Judiciary Committee; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee; Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
3/14/2011     (Senate)     Judiciary Committee Hearing- Voted in favor 7-0
3/22/2011     (Senate)     Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Hearing- Voted and passed out of Committee by 4-1 vote
3/23/2011     (Senate)     Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
3/25/2011     (Senate)     On Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee agenda; scheduled for 03/30/2011 at 3:45 pm
3/30/2011     (Senate)     Voted favorably by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 11 NAYS 0
3/31/2011     (Senate)     Placed on Calendar for second reading
4/04/2011     (Senate)     Placed on Consent Calendar
4/06/2011     (Senate)     Retained on Calendar
4/26/2011     (Senate)     Placed on Special Order Calendar
4/28/2011     (Senate)     Read 2nd time; adopted
4/29/2011     (House)     Sent to House
5/04/2011     (Senate)     Requested House to return—In returning messages
5/05/2011     (Senate)     Reconsidered; Substituted House Memorial 557; Laid on Table, refer to House Memorial 557

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Action Requested:
None at this time
Background:

House Memorial 557, the companion memorial to Senate Memorial 954, recently passed the Federal Affairs Subcommittee 9-2 on March 28, 2011 and was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Background:

Senate Memorial 954 was introduced and filed on February 2, 2011 by Senator Anitere Flores. SM 954 passed the Judiciary Committee on March 14, 2011 with a vote of 7-0. On March 22, 2011, SM 954 passed the Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee by a vote of 4-1. Currently, SM 954 has been voted favorably upon by the Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee on March 30, 2011.

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