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Senate passes amended parental rights bill, 27-7

The Senate has voted 27-7 in favor of HB 113a, the parental rights bill that the House earlier passed but that was amended in the Senate. Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, said the measure would ensure that courts recognize parents’ “fundamental right” to raise and educate their children as they wish. It was a straight party-line vote, with all "yes" votes coming from Republicans and all "no" votes from Senate Democrats. The amended bill now must go back to the House for concurrence in the Senate amendments.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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