HB1568: Seclusion & Restraint
As House Bill 1568 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.
Elementary and Secondary Education Committee
The first stop for a bill is committee. There is a formal hearing. HB1568 is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, January 14, in House Hearing Rm 5 which is located in the basement of the capitol. The committee meets at 8am, but will probably not get to HB1568 until closer to 9am. If you cannot make it to the hearing, please email or call the legislators on the committee, encouraging them to vote for HB1568. Below are links for emailing committee members. Simply click on the link and copy & paste in your message. We have also included a sample email to give you ideas on what to write.
Rep. Chuck Basye (Chair) Chuck.Basye@house.mo.gov 573-751-1501
Rep. Dottie Bailey (Vice-chair) Dottie.Bailey@house.mo.gov 573-751-0562
Rep. Judy Morgan Judy.Morgan@house.mo.gov 573-751-4485
(ranking minority member)
Rep. Ben Baker Ben.Baker@house.mo.gov 573-751-9781
Rep. Gretchen Bangert Gretchen.Bangert@house.mo.gov 573-751-5365
Rep. Karla Eslinger Karla.Eslinger@house.mo.gov 573-751-2042
Rep. Michael O'Donnell Michael.ODonnell@house.mo.gov 573-751-3762
Rep. Raychel Proudie Raychel.Proudie@house.mo.gov 573-751-0855
Rep. Nick Schroer Nick.Schroer@house.mo.gov 573-751-1470
Rep. Dan Stacy Dan.Stacy@house.mo.gov 573-751-8636
Rep. Kathryn Swan Kathryn.Swan@house.mo.gov 573-751-1443
Please support HB1568 which has been assigned to the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. It sets guidelines for seclusion and restraint in MO schools. (In 2-3 sentences explain why you think MO needs a law placing guidelines on seclusion and restraint.) Thank you for helping protect Missouri's children.
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.