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05/15/2017 Action Alert: Support and Oppose Bills on the Senate Floor

Submitted by Sean Hennigan on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:31am

Call Your Senator

SUPPORT = Vote to Suspend

SB 1587 by Garcia
Testing for lead contamination in public school drinking water

Oppose = Do NOT Vote to Suspend

HB 3859 by Frank
Allows foster care providers to opt out of contracts provisions if the provider asserts a “sincerely held religious belief.”
E.g. – a foster parent could refuse to vaccinate a child, and have no legal duty to inform the state. 


HB 21 by Huberty
The Senate attached vouchers to an otherwise good bill. The Senate is effectively saying any additional money for public education is contingent upon the House agreeing to vouchers which diverts money from public education to unaccountable private and parochial schools.

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