The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports on a Tim Tebow bill and another bill the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) also proposed calling for restricting a current law allowing grandparents to sue parents for access to or custody of school-age children.
Home-school legislation seems to be dead this session
Key legislation a coalition supported appears to be dead in the current session that ends May 27
By Enrique Rangel
“I am disappointed, but our view is that we made some progress and we’ll be back next session,” Lambert said in reference to two legislative proposals he described as being “on life support”: The so-called Tim Tebow bill and a parental rights measure.
Noting the progress these bills have made each session, THSC leader, Tim Lambert reflected:
Lambert takes a philosophical view as to why legislation the coalition pushed for during the last several sessions has not made it to the finish line.
“The (Texas) Founding Fathers designed this on purpose, to make it difficult to pass bills,” he said. “But the progress we made in this session gives us a lot of hope for next session.”
These bills will likely be back next session. Regarding the Tebow Bill, here’s what the bill’s author said:
Dutton said though he is disappointed his House Bill 1374 did not pass, he will file a similar proposal in the next session.
The UIL people find it OK; everybody is OK with it,” he said. “The only problem is trying to figure out who is against the bill.”
It appears many Texas homeschoolers are concerned with that particular bill. They do tend to contact legislators.