This bill improves parental rights in education by ensuring that truancy punishments do not apply to younger children, and that parents of older children are not criminalized for their truancy.
Justice and Due Process
A Utah mother is being targeted by a judge for having THC in her system, despite being legally allowed to.
Legislation we proposed has now become the first of its kind in the country, protecting parental rights from overeager bureaucrats and police officers.
This bill ensures that a poor Utahn facing termination of their parental rights is provided legal representation and clarifies that a judge cannot compel the state to pursue termination if DCFS believes that is not the...
This bill would clarify in state law that parents may excuse their children from school not only for physical illness, but mental illness as well.
This bill passed the House and the Senate with unanimous votes. Two years ago, Senator Mike Lee successfully passed an amendment ensuring that the federal government may not “expose parents to civil or criminal charges for...
The Alpine School District offers a great example for how public schools can respect the right of parents to excuse their child's absences.
UPDATE: One day after this interview was published—and after it went viral throughout Utah—Judge Bazelle recused herself from the case. The case is now pending a further court hearing. Editor’s note: The following is a...
This bill was held in committee, not receiving a full vote by the legislature. Libertas Institute opposes this bill. Under current law, a student’s computer adaptive tests results—used to measure performance throughout the...
This bill passed the House 38-37, was substituted in the Senate to be a much different bill, passed 22-1, but was not considered by the House after being changed. Libertas Institute opposes this bill. Current law in Utah allows a...