Call your Senator! Student Club Bill Issue

Fourth Substitute HB 236 STUDENT CLUB AMENDMENTS will be heard by the Senate Health & Human Services Committee TOMORROW (2/9/2007).

They will decide what version goes to the Senate Floor for a vote!

Here’s what we need you to do:

1: Get informed. The choice will be between a bill that just requires parental permission to join a club (like 3rd Substitute) or a 16 page list of requirements, regulations, and restrictions on every club (like 4th Substitute).
The Third Substitute was approved by the House of Representatives in a vote of 72 to 3.

2. Contact the Senators on the Health & Human Services Committee. Ask them to support parental consent without burdening students, teachers, and clubs.Ask them to support Third Substitute HB 236 and Oppose Fourth Substitute HB 236.

Sen. Peter C. Knudson pknudson@utahsenate.org (435) 723-2035
Sen. Scott D. McCoy smccoy@utahsenate.org (801) 359-2544
Sen. Allen M. Christensen achristensen@utahsenate.org (801) 782-5600
Sen. Brent H. Goodfellow bgoodfellow@utahsenate.org (801) 968-0626

A sample email could be:

Dear Senator Knudson (or McCoy, or Christensen, or Goodfellow),

I am writing to express my support of the Third Substitute to HB236 School Clubs Amendments sponsored by Representative Wyatt and my opposition to the Fourth Substitute sponsored by Senator Buttars.

I believe parents have a right to know what clubs their children are participating in. Third Substitute HB 236 will encourage parental involvement without burdening clubs with extensive application and reporting requirements. The Fourth Substitute to HB 236 was drafted to prevent gay straight alliances but will end up discouraging all students from forming clubs.

Will you please support the Third Substitute to HB236 and pass it out favorably instead of the Fourth Substitute?

Regards,

Your Name

3. Come to the Senate Health & Human Services Committee Meeting. The Senators will meet in the West Office Building in room W020 at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 9. HB 236 is the second item on the agenda.

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