H.B#61 moves out of House ED Committee! Now the question is, will it fall to another desk drawer veto?

HB 61

Sponsor:

Hudson

Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Peterson

Co-Sponsors: Reps. Briggs King, Dukes, Hensley, Yearick, Baumbach, Bolden, Jaques, Lynn, Matthews, Osienski, Paradee, K. Williams; Sens. Bonini, Lavelle

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.


Committee:

EDUCATION


Number of Committee Members:

14


Date of Report:

05/06/2015


Committee Vote:

Favorable:

On Its Merits:

Unfavorable:

4

7

0

Purpose of the Bill : The purpose of this bill is to require all public school board and district meetings to be digitally recorded and made available to the public via the school or district website within seven business days of the meeting.

Committee Findings: The committee found that this bill helps to alleviate potential problems regarding the on-goings of school board meetings and found the bill acceptable for release.

The ball is in the Speaker of The House’s court ! The Speaker makes the decision as to which bill goes on the House Agenda!

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2 responses to “H.B#61 moves out of House ED Committee! Now the question is, will it fall to another desk drawer veto?

  1. I attended this meeting just for you Kilroy! There was no negative comments about the bill, and everyone was in support. Even the Exec. Director of the State Board (who was not able to make it), had a statement read that this bill is important due to transparence. I gave public comment on your behalf Kilroy, hope you don’t mind, and stated this bill has to pass cause were all tired of you writing about it. I also said this is your mission in life and said it has to pass for Kilroy! This gained a lot of laughs and smiles, especially on Rep. Hudson’s part! The bill was released unanimously! Hudson did state this bill is more important than it was last year because of issues that have come to light. She wasn’t sure if any charters currently do this. I don’t know of any that record their board meetings. If they do, it isn’t on their websites.

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