Senate Bill 130: Concerning Child Development Programs

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Last Updated: May 9, 2012
Senate Bill 130: Concerning Child Development Programs
Sponsors:
Senators Newell and Hodge, Representatives Massey and Hamner
Summary:

SB 130 creates the office of early childhood and youth development in the Department of Human Services (DHS), which would increase government control over early learning, child health, child mental health, and family support and parent education. Efforts to increase government control over early childhood education are often a precursor to expanding the compulsory school attendance age.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Oppose. HSLDA opposes this bill because of its excessive government interference into the family.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/31/2012     (Senate)     Introduced and referred to the Committe on Health and Human Services
02/23/2012     (Senate)     Referred with amendments to the Appropriations Committee
03/02/2012     (Senate)     Passed Appropriations Committee; Referred to Committee of the Whole
03/06/2012     (Senate)     Second Reading laid over
03/08/2012     (Senate)     Second reading laid over to 3/12/2012
03/12/2012     (Senate)     Second reading laid over to 3/16/2012
03/16/2012     (Senate)     Laid over daily
03/23/2012     (Senate)     Passed Second Reading with Amendments
03/26/2012     (Senate)     Passed Third Reading with Amendments
03/29/2012     (House)     Introduced in the House. Referred to State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
04/25/2012     (House)     State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee postponed the bill indefinitely

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