A measure building upon Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, which would expand the rules and requirements to eighth graders and address issues with preferred pronouns, has passed through a state House committee.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the original House Bill (HB) 1557, the Parental Rights in Education bill, into law on March 28, 2022. The bill enshrines certain parental rights into law, such as requiring schools to notify parents of health care services offered at the school.
The bill also “ensures that whenever a questionnaire or health screening is given to K-3 students, parents receive it first and provide permission for the school to administer the questionnaire or health screening to their child,” per a summary from the governor’s office.
Perhaps most famously, the measure also prevents inappropriate classroom discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity from occurring in classrooms of children in kindergarten through third grade.
Florida House Bill 1223 expanding Parental Rights in Education Just made it out of committee.— Frog Capital (@FrogNews) March 14, 2023
Pronoun brigade is gonna love this one.. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/JVtj7lAbfC