Connecticut Passes Student Choice Bill!
Ask Governor Malloy to sign this bill into law
The Connecticut student choice bill, HR 6329, finally passed the House and the Senate, clearing the way for it to become law.
This bill prohibits a school district from requiring any student who raises a conscientious objection to dissection from performing experiments or dissection as part of classroom instruction. This bill also requires students to submit their request in writing and to obtain permission from their parent or guardian for the accommodation to take place.
During the previous two years, this bill has received approval from either the House or the Senate, but has never succeeded in getting the support of both chambers before the end of the session in June. During the last hours of the legislative session, the Senate considered and—by a wide margin—passed this measure.
With the Governor’s signature, Connecticut will be the 11th state to pass a student choice bill.
Please contact Governor Malloy and ask him to sign this bill! And don’t forget to thank your state legislators for approving this important education measure.