parental rights

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Parental rights bill has been signed into law

BY: - June 23, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law on June 16 a bill that adds parental rights to Alabama statute.  HB 6, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth Paschal, R-Pelham, says that “the government may not burden certain fundamental rights of parents.” Paschal sent over an email that included a graphic that shows the proponents and contributors to the […]

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Parental rights bill passes Alabama Senate

BY: - May 31, 2023

A bill related to parental rights passed the Alabama Senate Wednesday.  HB 6, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth Paschal, R-Pelham, would prevent the government from overriding a parents’ choice of “education, upbringing, care, and control of their child unless the government demonstrates that the application of the burden is narrowly tailored to a compelling state interest […]

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Parental rights bill stalls in Alabama House

BY: - May 3, 2023

The Alabama House Tuesday delayed consideration of a bill on parents’ rights amid concerns from Democrats about what the bill aimed to do. HB 6, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth Paschal, R-Pelham, says that Alabama government “may not burden the fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, care, and custody of his or […]

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Alabama House committee approves bill allowing parents to opt out of masking requirements

BY: - April 12, 2023

A bill that would allow parents to opt out of masking in K-12 public schools passed the House Health Committee on Wednesday. The approval, coming on a voice vote, followed a 10-minute public hearing where some education groups voiced opposition to the legislation. HB 186, sponsored by Chip Brown, R-Hollinger’s Island, would allow parents to […]