HB1540: Recording Policies in Public Schools
As House Bill 1540 moves through the legislative process to becoming a law, there are many important stages. Within each stage, we will need to supporters to email, call, or visit certain legislators. We will continue to update this page, letting you know where the bill is and how you can best advocate.
CALL TO ACTION
We've hit a small speed bump with HB1540. PLEASE write to every member of the Rules Administrative Oversight Committee, encouraging them to support the bill. We need it to pass this committee to get on the House calendar.
Rep. Holly Redher- Committee Chair Holly.Rehder@house.mo.gov 573-751-5471
Rep. Shiela Solon- Vice Chair Sheila.Solon@house.mo.gov 573-751-3666
Rep. Deb Lavender-Ranking Minority Member Deb.Lavender@house.mo.gov 573-751-4069
Rep. David Gregory David.Gregory@house.mo.gov 573-751-2150
Rep. Nick Schroer Nick.Schroer@house.mo.gov 573-751-1470
Rep. Noel Shull Noel.Shull@house.mo.gov 573-751-9458
Administrative Oversight Committee and House Calendar
HB1540 passed out of the Elementary and Secondary Committee with a vote of 10-0. The next stop is a quick hearing on Monday, Jan. 27, in the Administrative Oversight Committee. This is not a hearing where people come and testify. It will be heard and voted on at the same time. Providing it passes, the bill will then be placed on the House Calendar to be heard on the floor. Please contact House leadership as well as your own legislator, encouraging them to support HB1540. Below is a sample email that you can use as a guideline.
Speaker Elijah Haahr Speaker of the House Elijah.Haahr@house.mo.gov 573-751-2210
Rep. John Wiemann Speaker Pro Tem John.Wiemann@house.mo.gov 573-751-2176
Rep. Rob Vescovo House Majority Leader Rob.Vescovo@house.mo.gov 573-751-3607
Rep. J. Eggleston Assist. Majoriy Floor Leader J.Eggleston@house.mo.gov 573-751-4285
Rep. Steve Lynch House Majority Whip 573-751-1446
Rep. Sonya Anderson Majority Caucus Chair Sonya.Anderson@house.mo.gov 573-751-2948
Rep. Chris Dinkins Majority Caucus Secretary Chris.Dinkins@house.mo.gov 573-751-2112
Rep. Jeffrey Messenger Majority Caucus Policy Chair Jeff.Messenger@house.mo.gov 573-751-2381
Rep. Crystal Quade House Minority Leader Crystal.Quade@house.mo.gov 573-751-3795
Rep. Tommie Pierson Assist. Minority Floor Leader Tommie.PiersonJr@house.mo.gov 573-751-6845
Rep. Keri Ingle House Minority Whip Keri.Ingle@house.mo.gov 573-751-1459
Rep. Barbara Washington Minority Caucus Secretary Barbara.Washington@house.mo.gov 573-751-0538
Rep. Sarah Unsicker Minority Caucus Policy Chair Sarah.Unsicker@house.mo.gov 573-751-1285
Also, please take the time to email your personal legislator. Emails can be found on the House Member roster.
If you do not know your state representative, look him or her up on the left side of the House's home page under Find Your Representative.
Please support HB1540 which should be on the House Calendar next week after being heard in the Administrative Oversight committee on Monday. It bans schools from creating policies which prohibit parents and guardians from recording IEP and 504 plan meetings. (In 2-3 sentences explain why you think reporting is important.) Thank you for helping children with disabilities and their families.
This sample is very basic. You are welcome to share personal stories. These can make a big impact. We want to stress that it doesn't have to be long or fancy. Please take the time to reach out to all the committee members. Your emails can swing votes.