US HJR121 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 20-0)
Status: Introduced on November 16 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-12-13 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Pending: House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment stating that: the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right; the parental right to direct education includes the right to choose, as an alternative to public education, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one's child; neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon these rights without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served; the parental rights guaranteed by this amendment shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability; and this amendment shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.

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Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-12-13HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
2017-11-16HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2017-11-16HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SJR48 (Related) 2017-08-01 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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