Friday, June 19, 2009

Perry Vetoes SB1440

Via Texas Legislative Update blog:

Gov. Perry vetoed SB 1440, which would have given CPS new, expansive authority to enter a home and take children in non-emergency situations; without notice, without parental consent, without "good cause" as currently required by law. A huge disaster was averted by Gov. Perry's veto of SB 1440, as this "seize now, ask questions later" bill would have landed Texas in court and subjected state officials to personal liability for following this unconstitutional law.
We mentioned previously how Representative Patrick Rose pulled a fast one with Senator Watson's help and underhandedly gave CPS powers that are unjustified and trample on parent's rights. Governor Perry saved us from a bad bill.

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