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Senator Buttars to Restore School Clubs Bill

Senator Buttars to Restore School Clubs Bill

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Senator Chris Buttars plans to restore a controversial school-clubs bill when it goes before a Senate committee today.

A "gutted" version of House Bill 236 -- sponsored by Representative Aaron Tilton of Springville -- has already passed the House. But Senator Buttars does NOT like that version and plans to restore it to its original form.

Under his proposal -- Buttars says schools would be free from the fear of being sued for accepting or denying a non-curricular student club. The West Jordan Republican wants to target Gay-Straight Alliances -- allowing school officials to deny the clubs without the threat of losing resources in a lawsuit.

The substitute measure would also restore parental authority to view all content and materials handed out in a club seven days before the club meeting.

The only provision that survived the House was a requirement for students to get their parents' permission before joining a club.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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