Parental rights.

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Parental rights. Provides that a governmental entity may not substantially burden certain parental rights unless the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering the governmental interest. Prohibits a governmental entity from: (1) advising, directing, or coercing a child to withhold certain information from the child's parent; or (2) denying a child's parent access to certain information. Allows a parent to bring an action against a governmental entity for certain violations and provides for certain relief. Specifies that the parent of a child does not have a right to access certain medical care on behalf of the child if the child does not have an affirmative right of access to such medical care.


Authored by Senator Brown L

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Date Chamber Action
2024-01-29SenateSenator Johnson, T added as coauthor
2024-01-29SenateSenator Dernulc added as coauthor
2024-01-25SenateSenator Crane added as coauthor
2024-01-25SenateSenator Bohacek added as coauthor
2024-01-22SenateSenator Young M added as coauthor
2024-01-22SenateSenator Goode G added as coauthor
2024-01-18SenateSenators Maxwell and Alexander added as coauthors
2024-01-16SenateSenator Zay added as coauthor
2024-01-16SenateSenators Buchanan, Donato, Byrne, Raatz, Rogers, Doriot, Messmer added as coauthors
2024-01-16SenateSenator Gaskill added as third author
2024-01-16SenateSenator Garten added as second author
2024-01-08SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2024-01-08SenateAuthored by Senator Brown L