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Squirrel!

A bill, introduced yesterday:

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 513

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BAHR (Sponsor), KOENIG, CURTMAN, PARKINSON, MORRIS, HAAHR, ANDERSON, WALKER, HOUGHTON, SHUMAKE, SPENCER, FITZPATRICK, GATSCHENBERGER, PHILLIPS, BRATTIN, MOLENDORP, WILSON, ROWLAND, POGUE AND MARSHALL (Co-sponsors).

0397L.01I    D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To amend chapter 1, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the protection of parental rights.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

           Section A. Chapter 1, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 1.250, to read as follows:

           1.250. 1. (1) The liberty of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, and care of his or her child is a fundamental right.

           (2) Neither the state of Missouri nor any political subdivision of this state shall infringe this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

           2. (1) This section applies to all laws of this state, and the implementation of such laws, whether statutory or otherwise, and whether adopted before or after the enactment of this section.

           (2) Any statutory law enacted after the date of the enactment of this section is subject to this section unless such law explicitly excludes such application by reference to this section.

[emphasis in original]

“….This section applies to all laws of this state, and the implementation of such laws, whether statutory or otherwise, and whether adopted before or after the enactment of this section….”

“….Any statutory law enacted after the date of the enactment of this section is subject to this section unless such law explicitly excludes such application by reference to this section.”

Huh? They left out “double secret probation”, or something.

Unless:

Missouri teen found handcuffed in family basement

By Carma Hassan, CNN

updated 8:29 AM EST, Thu February 7, 2013

“….State law prohibits release of information specific to a case or individual, so I cannot confirm nor deny involvement in a case,” Rebecca Woelfel, the communications director for the Missouri Department of Social Services, said….

Previously:

Well, yeah (February 7, 2013)