Parental consent bill ‘rolled’ for a week


The Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) reports that SB2162 sponsored by Sen. Charlotte Burks (D-Monterey) has moved from the Senate Education Committee to the Senate Calendar Committee.  The bill provides for directed parental involvement in school extracurricular activities. 

SB1133 sponsored by Sen. Dwayne Bunch (R-Cleveland) has been rolled for a week, meaning that it has not made additional progress in its path to becoming law. 

"Things are moving in the right direction with these bills thanks to the hundreds of contacts that our members and interested citizens have made," said TEP President Chris Sanders. "We support Sen. Burks’ bill because its motivation and its result really are parental involvement.  We believe that Sen. Bunch’s bill would have the effect of inhibiting Gay-Straight Alliances while not achieving meaningful parental involvement in our schools, so we have consistently opposed it.  We will continue to monitor both bills and provide the community with timely updates." 

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