HB 479: “Revises laws regarding fetal surgery.”
This bill passed the second reading in the Senate 29-21! It has to pass the third reading and then will be on Governor Bullock’s desk! This is a “pain-capable” bill that acknowledges children feel pain at least as soon as they are 20-weeks old even while in the womb. Please contact your representatives and let them know you support HB 479. Thank those who have voted for HB 479. You can do so here. You can track the bill here.
HB 587: “Requiring physical presence of practitioners when performing abortion services.”
This bill passed through the Senate 29-21. It would ban the practice of webcam abortion by requiring practitioners to physically see their patients before “performing or attempting to perform an abortion, including a chemically induced abortion, on a pregnant woman or prescribe, administer, or dispense to a pregnant woman a drug or device that is intended to cause a chemical abortion except in the physical presence of the woman.”1 Please thank those representatives who voted for this bill! It should be on the Governor’s desk soon. You can do so here. You can track the bill here.
HB 433: “Providing a tuition tax credit for K-12 education”
This bill passed the House 53-47, but failed to exit the Judiciary Committee with a tied vote of 6-6. Please contact your Senators and tell them to support HB 433. Perhaps we can still get it on the Governor’s desk! You can do so here. You can track the bill here.
HB 322: “Create education savings accounts for children with disabilities”
HB 596: “Creation of Public Charter Schools”
This bill passed through the House 52-47. It would create public charter schools and would increase parents’ ability to find the best education for their children. The Senate Education Committee recently held a hearing on this bill. Please contact the Senate Education Committee and tell them to vote YES to HB 596. You can do so here. You can track the bill here.
HB 377: “Revise laws related to K-12 accreditation standards”
This bill will “repeal Common Core©, Smarter Balanced testing and create a new accreditation process for content standards.”2 This bill was tabled by the Senate Education Committee. You can track the bill here.
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