Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Can't Keep a "Good" Consent Bill Down!

Last Sunday, SB 1150, the Parental Consent Bill, was killed by a point of order in the House due to a technical fault from the House State Affairs Committee. This is the second time a parental consent bill has died this session from errors out of the House State Affairs Committee.

As reported in a previous post, in one last attempt to pass consent legislation before session's end, Rep. Will Hartnett added a similar measure in the form of an amendment to SB 419, the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Sunset Bill. The bill was sent back to the Senate and will likely end up in conference committee.