By Art Gallagher
Assembly bill A3242, the one that would allow school districts to ask, without your informed consent, your sons and daughters if they have ever had oral sex and how much money you earn, may not be dead yet.
The bill was pulled from the Assembly Education Committee’s calendar yesterday due to the overwhelming response in opposition to the bill from MMM and RightDirection readers. That should have killed the bill until at least the fall when the legislature returns from its summer recess.
However, our spies deep within the Democratic Assembly Caucus tell us that the bill’s remaining sponsors are prevailing upon Speaker Shelia Oliver to post the bill for a vote before the full Assembly next Thursday, bypassing committee hearings.
Sneaky sneaky sneaky. Good thing we have spies.
The Assembly does have a voting session next Thursday, the 23rd, but none of the bills to be voted on have been posted yet.
MMM will be monitoring the board. Be ready to make phone calls and send emails. Even if A3242 is not posted, it is likely that there will be at least one bill (A3839 — end of life counseling AKA death panels) that will need opposition.