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2006 House Bill 6406: Authorize school personal protection orders
  1. Introduced by Rep. David Farhat (R) on September 5, 2006, to give police the authority to arrest the violator of a school personal protection order proposed by House Bill 6403 without a warrant.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 5, 2006.
      • Reported in the House on September 20, 2006, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 20, 2006, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 20, 2006.
  2. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on September 21, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 9, 2006.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 9, 2006.

Comments

Superintendent  by Anonymous Citizen on October 31, 2006 
Well, gee, why stop at the superintendent? Why not elect the principals, too? Let's not stop there -- let's elect the teachers, parapros, bus driver, cooks, etc. Don't you see how silly that idea is? School districts hire superintendents based on their needs at the time when the position is open -- when they are having financial issues, they hire someone strong in finance; when curriculum is an issue, they hire someone with a strong background in that area. If this is such a big issue for you, why don't you get involved in the selection process? Make your wishes known to the school board. How about running for the school board?
Why the big outcry to elect the superintendent in the first place? Just because this bill makes a request for a protective order come through the superintendent's office? That's the most logical place for it to come from. The superintendent is the head of the system -- all things that affect the district as a whole come through that office (contracts, major purchases, media contact, etc.). It's called chain of command, to quote a military term.

Like I said  by Anonymous Citizen on October 31, 2006 
Like I said. Show me the ballot cast by the public for superintendent. Opportunity for so-called input is not the same as a ballot is it?

Public Input  by Anonymous Citizen on October 30, 2006 
The public has a chance to give their input at school board meetings prior to any new superintendent being hired.

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