Lohr’s 1727 nixed

Brent Finnegan -- January 18th, 2007

To my surprise, Matt Lohr’s HB1727 died yesterday in the House Education Committee vote. The committee voted 9 – 9, which will effectively keep the bill from reaching the House floor. From the Daily Press:

Lohr said school boards in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County already have implemented such a policy, and “it has worked beautifully.”

That point illustrates why the legislation is not needed, a representative of Virginia’s school boards and superintendents said. Lobbyist Pat Lacy said boards already have the authority to require permission slips if such a practice suits their needs.



4 Responses to “Lohr’s 1727 nixed”

  1. finnegan says:

    Lohr said in today’s DNR that he’s going to revise and re-submit the bill.

  2. ktr001 says:

    I am also surprised that the bill did not pass.

    At what point did politicians decide that legislation should be used as a parenting tool? I’m all for legislation that protects the welfare of children but there’s a vast difference between promoting welfare and taking the job of parenting away from the parents.

    Apparently, the bill is supposed to increase communication between parent and child. I personally believe that if it takes a piece of legislation for parents and children to communicate, our society has a much bigger problem on its hands than non-curriculum based school club attendance.

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