Constitutional amendment; right of parents (first reference). (HJ515)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), and Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (first reference); right of parents. Adds to the Constitution of Virginia the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children. The amendment prohibits the Commonwealth from infringing these rights without demonstrating that the governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served. This section shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would physically harm or end the life of the child. Read the Bill »

Status

12/03/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
12/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100554D
12/03/2020Committee

Comments

FCTA writes:

The left wants the state as parent

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