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MS HB1605


Families' Bill of Rights Act; create.

An Act To Be Known As The "families' Bill Of Rights Act"; To Define Certain Terms; To Declare The Fundamental Right Of A Parent To Direct The Upbringing, Education, Health Care And Mental Health Of The Parent's Child And To Prescribe Certain Rights And Responsibilities Of Parents; To Require School Districts And Charter Schools To Grant Parents Access To Their Children's Educational Records; To Prescribe Certain Actions For Which Teachers May Not Be Subjected To Discipline Or Adverse Employment Action; To Amend Section 37-13-91, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require A Child's Absence From School Due To Adherence To The Child's Religion And Observance Of A Religious Event To Be Excused; And For Related Purposes.

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A teacher or other employee of a school district or charter school may not be subjected to disciplinary action or an adverse employment action for any of the following: (a) Informing a child's parent of any information regarding the child that the individual reasonably believes the parent should know; (b) Declining to address a person using a name, pronoun or title that is inconsistent with the person's sex;

Legislative Session


2024 Regular Session


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2024-03-05Died In Committee
2024-02-19Referred To Education