First Release of Prefiled Legislation

The first set of prefiled bills was released Friday morning.  There were the usual bills, such as those repealing the HSGQE, one big surprise that repeals the requirement for local funding of basic need, and one bill that sounds like basically a good idea with the exception of a problematic provision that school districts must warn parents of kindergarten – 3rd grade students with serious reading deficiencies that their children are in danger of failing to graduate from high school.  Is it really a good idea to induce that type of stress in young children?  Methinks not.  Luckily, the bill also specifies that the children receive mental health support from the school district.