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2013 House Bill 5044: Restrict schools collecting personal and "biometric" student data
  1. Introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly (R) on October 2, 2013, to prohibit public schools from collecting or using student “biometric” or other specified data, including data from a behavior-response measuring “biofeedback” or facial recognition device. The bill also bans schools administering tests that ask students about their own or family members’ socioeconomic status; place of birth; political affiliations or beliefs; religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs; income; or any other data about the student’s relationships, health, behaviors, attitudes, or beliefs, unless approved in writing by a parent or legal guardian. Schools would also be prohibited from revealing any such information to a state or federal government agency.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on October 2, 2013.

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