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Amendments to H.R. 5 – Parents Bill of Rights Act

Bacon (R-NE) – Amendment No. 1 – Requires Local Education Agencies (LEA) to provide the parents of a child who is a student in an elementary school or secondary school the number of school counselors – PASSED BY VOICE

Foxx (R-NC) – Amendment No. 2 – Amends H.R. 5 to align the list of rights school districts must provide notice of to actions school districts must take; amends a sense of Congress to express support for parents fundamental rights to direct the education of their children and that courts should use the strict scrutiny test to evaluate laws involving those rights – PASSED BY VOICE

Boebert (R-CO) – Amendment No. 3 – Amends Section 104 to include Parent’s Right to Know if their child’s school operates, sponsors, or facilitates athletic programs or activities to permit a person whose
biological sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls – PASSED BY VOICE

Boebert (R-CO) – Amendment No. 4 – Amends Section 104 to include Parent’s Right to Know if their child’s school allows a person whose biological sex is male to use restrooms or changing rooms designated for women or girls – PASSED BY VOICE

Bonamici (D-OR) – Amendment No. 5 – Strikes line 1 and all that follows in H.R.5. Includes a findings section and sense of Congress regarding public education and rights that parents have access to in public schools. Includes titles creating a parent coordinator position in public schools, increasing the authorization level for Full-Service Community Schools, increasing the authorization level for Statewide Family Engagement Centers, and establishing rules of construction prohibiting the banning of books or certain curricular materials – VOTE REQUESTED

Crane (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 6 – Adds a private right of action for parents to hold schools accountable for not honoring the rights set forth in Title I and Title II of this bill – VOTE REQUESTED

Davidson (R-OH) – Amendment No. 7 – Prohibits federal funds under Title I and Title II from going to a local educational agency unless they hold an open enrollment period – VOTE REQUESTED

Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – Amendment No. 8 – Amends the bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States (GAO) to submit a report to Congress on the cost of the requirements of H.R. 5 to SEAs, LEAs, and elementary and secondary schools and requires the report to also analyze and evaluate the impact of H.R. 5 on protecting parents’ rights in the education of the children – VOTE REQUESTED

Garbarino (R-NY) – Amendment No. 9 – Provides that nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, should be construed as authorizing or granting parents the ability to deny any student who is not their own child from accessing any books or other reading materials otherwise available in the library of their child’s school – PASSED BY VOICE

Green (R-TN) – Amendment No. 10 – Revises the bill to include the right to timely notice of any major cyberattack against their child’s school that may have compromised student or parent information – VOTE REQUESTED

Hunt (R-TX) – Amendment No. 11 – Revises H.R.5 to add a provision including whether diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives factor into a school’s plan to eliminate gifted and talented programs – NOT OFFERED

Jacobs (D-CA) – Amendment No. 12 – Strikes “at no cost” in the new paragraph (1)(A) of section 1112(e) of the ESEA, as added by section 104(2) of the bill – REJECTED BY VOICE

Jacobs (D-CA) – Amendment No. 13 – Strikes the provisions relating to reviewing professional development materials in sections 104 and 202 – VOTE REQUESTED

Lawler (R-NY) – Amendment No. 14 – Ensures this bill does not impose requirements on non-public elementary or secondary schools. Adds a sense of Congress that LEAs do not have authority over the curriculums of non-public elementary or secondary schools – PASSED BY VOICE

Massie (R-KY) – Amendment No. 15 – Adds a sense of Congress that the authority of the Department of Education and the Secretary of Education to operate or administer any office or program related to elementary or secondary education should be terminated on or before December 31, 2023 – VOTE REQUESTED

McCormick (R-GA) – Amendment No. 16 – Establishes that parents will be granted the opportunity to address their school board regarding a complaint about a violation of parental rights – PASSED BY VOICE

McCormick (R-GA) – Amendment No. 17 – Establishes parents’ right to be informed of non-curriculum-based initiatives and events, and allows parents to opt-in their children to such initiatives and events – VOTE REQUESTED

Miller (R-OH) – Amendment No. 18 – Expands the definition of schools to include secondary career and technical schools – PASSED BY VOICE

Roy (R-TX) – Amendment No. 19 – Allows Title I funds to follow the student to the school they attend (i.e., public, private, or home school). These funds may be used for educational and instructional materials, tutoring, tuition for private school, and extracurricular activities – VOTE REQUESTED

Roy (R-TX) – Amendment No. 20 – Ensures all funds made available under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 after the date of the enactment shall be consolidated and awarded to each State – VOTE REQUESTED

Smith (R-NJ) – Amendment No. 21 – Requires that the local educational agency discloses to parents any videos or recordings of violent activity of which they are aware – PASSED BY VOICE

Tenney (R-NY) – Amendment No. 22 – Adds plans to eliminate college credit courses to the list of required disclosures – PASSED BY VOICE