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Bills would codify parental rights

Measures introduced in House, Senate


Last updated 1/31/2023 at 8:20am

OLYMPIA — Two lawmakers have introduced bills to guarantee parental rights in the education, health and upbringing of their children.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Rep. Jenny Graham, R-Spokane, introduced House Bill 1601 to establish a specific set of rights parents should have relating to the care, well-being, education and upbringing of their children.

Calling it the “Parental Bill of Rights,” Graham says House Bill 1601 is needed to help parents take back their intended role as guardians, protectors and raisers of children.

Her bill was filed a day after Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, introduc...

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