House Bill 612: Creating a Children's Advocacy Commission

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Last Updated: March 3, 2010
House Bill 612: Creating a Children's Advocacy Commission
Sponsors:
Reps. Omeria Scott and Mary H. Coleman
Summary:

This bill would create a Children's Advocacy Commission. HSLDA opposes this bill as it has the potential to subvert the rights of parents, who should be presumed (in the absence of contrary evidence) to be the appropriate "advocates" for their own children. Particularly disturbing in the bill is paragraph 4 of Section 1, which would grant the Commission certain powers regarding children "from conception to the age of majority." This provision has the potential to infringe on numerous statutory and constitutional rights of the citizens of Mississippi.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

1/12/2010 (House) Referred to Public Health and Human Services
1/21/2010 (House) Title Sufficient; Do Pass Committee Substitute
2/3/2010 (House) Committee substitute adopted
2/3/2010 (House) Amended; passed as amended
2/5/2010 (House) Transmitted To Senate
2/8/2010 (Senate) Referred To Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, then to Senate Appropriations Committee
3/2/2010 (Senate) Died in Committee

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