Chairman Balboni created a sub-committee to merge the three bills, HB 545, HB 301, and HB 595. The members of the sub-committee are: Rep. Jones, Rep. Pitre, Rep. Fleck, and Rep. Shaw; Rep. Jones has been appointed sub-committee chair.
These sub-committee meetings are open to the public, but the public is not invited to speak, only listen.
Subcommittee Work Session: 2/15/2011 8:00 AM LOB 207
Subcommittee Work Session: 2/17/2011 8:00 AM LOB 207
Subcommittee Work Session: 2/22/2011 8:00 AM LOB 207
Subcommittee Work Session: 2/24/2011 9:00 AM LOB 207
On 2/24/2011 the House Education Committee will vote on the "merged" bill in an Executive Session at 1:00 PM in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Room 207.
Parents should attend. Older children can sit on benches or on the floor in the hallway and read, while you listen to the session. It's very important to attend.
When speaking to your representatives remind them that our constitutional rights are the only firm ground for us to stand upon during this "merging" process.