Key facts as Texas governor revives push for 'bathroom bill'
HB 549 has been a longtime priority for the Coalition of School Board Members, which has tried for years to pass a bill including numerous measures. One of the more significant changes would require schools to give elementary school students 100 minutes of "free-play recess" each week, including at least 20 minutes each day. He says he was once pulled over in West Virginia because he went exactly 55 miles per hour in a work zone where that was the posted speed limit, and a law enforcement officer told him he was "holding up traffic".
"It's a very narrow bill", Simmons said.
The committee's proposal is laid out in Senate Bill 2119 by Sen. One attendee posted a photo on Facebook showing that another 369 people registered their opposition of the bill that's being touted by its author Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, as a more considerate version of SB 6.
The House version of the recess bill - which was significantly watered down and is no longer supported by parents, health and physical education experts or the lawmaker sponsoring it - is stalled in a committee that's not scheduled to meet again. It also could mean more state money for children who need extra instruction to learn English in a state where many youngsters speak Spanish at home. Republican Representative Keith Regier of Kalispell is carrying the bill.
SB 1384 specifies that if the story is not libelous, does not constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy, does not violate federal or state law or incite students to violate the law, the story can be published.
Texas has about 350,000 home-schooled students who are now barred from competing in the University Interscholastic League, the state's governing body for high school sports. A similar measure is pending in the House.
In February, the board sided with a committee of teachers and experts that recommended scrapping previous requirements asking high school biology students to consider "all sides" of scientific theory. But it also adopted rules that they "evaluate scientific explanations" on the "complexity" of human cells and on the origin of DNA. But critics worry the new curriculum still injects religious ideology into classroom instruction and could make students believe God helped create human life.
Sen. Sean Bennett wants tax reform - some cuts in income tax built into the bill that would raise the gas tax by 12-cents-per-gallon in increments of two cents for 6 years.
Progressive groups cheered the move, saying it safeguards lessons on evolution.
Senate Bills 1014 and 1015 were heard in committee April 10, while the companion legislation, House Bill 2110, was heard in committee April 18.
In fiscal 2008, state support of schools' maintenance, operations and facilities jumped to $17.1 billion, or 48.5 percent of combined state and local effort, noted Huberty, a Houston Republican who's the House's top education policy writer.
But Washington has dominated its division rival over the last two-plus season, improving to 37-13 over their last 50 meetings. Just in case, Harper and the Nationals made the point by putting on an offensive show at the Atlanta Braves' new park.
In a Twitter post Wednesday that she subsequently deleted, Bündchen shared a link to an anti-Trump rally later this month. The earlier photo shows about 120 people, including players and staff, standing behind former President Barack Obama.
The path has been closed nightly from 11pm to 6am since 2015 and will now be off-limits around the clock, the Secret Service said. Even before that, the White House was having problems with fence-jumpers.
There are things that are far more important in life than football. "We love football, we suffer with football, we love football". Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said his players should have been consulted about playing; UEFA says everyone was.
Some 850,000 Palestinians have been incarcerated since the start of Israel's occupation 50 years ago, Palestinian leaders say. Some 6,500 Palestinians are now detained by Israel for a range of offenses and alleged crimes.
Memphis, which has secured the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs, sat its starters for the fourth quarter. OKC and Denver battled close in the first quarter with the Thunder holding a 27-26 lead after the first 12 minutes.
Per the report, investigators are exploring whether Hernandez may have smoked synthetic marijuana on Tuesday night. May 28, 2014: Hernandez pleads not guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of de Abreu and Furtado.
Qualcomm's accounts receivables soared in the quarter, to a deficit of $1.8 billion, up from $392 million in the year-ago period. Qualcomm agreed to purchase NXP Semiconductors NV, a leader in chips for the automotive industry, for $39 billion in late 2016.
O'Reilly's picture was taken in the VIP line by a photographer from the official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. O'Reilly wants to return to say goodbye to his loyal audience, according to NY , but it's not clear if that will happen.
Samsung with its Galaxy S8s has pulled off something called the Infinity display which is basically more screen at the same size. However, this version of the Galaxy S8 will only be available via Microsoft's brick and mortar stores in the United States.
Unemployment rate climbs to 3.6 percent in March
This is the largest sector in Kentucky with more than 400,000 jobs accounting for one-fifth of all nonfarm employment. With 26,700 more people employed and 7,900 more unemployed, the labor force increased by 34,500 people from February.
Steve Stephens dead: 'We have closure'
Police say 37-year-old Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin in Cleveland, as the grandfather was walking home from an Easter meal. As his vehicle was spinning out of control due to the maneuver, Stephens pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head.
Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins
Just before retiring, he founded The Players' Tribune , a website featuring content written by professional athletes. Derek Jeter reportedly has a new teammate - Jeb Bush - and it's all in an effort to buy the Miami Marlins.
UK MPs back plans for 8 June poll
Rebels in May's party have opposed her on all these policy areas since she replaced David Cameron last July. May's governing Conservatives now have a slight majority, with 330 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons.
Credit Card Breach Hits 1000 Hotels: See If You're Affected
Instead, it has a ridiculous system to see what IHG franchise locations were affected as well as the respective time frames. Three New Hampshire hotels were affected by a security breach reported this week by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Report Tips 3 New iPhones, Including Premium Model
Could New iPhone Lose Touch ID? Prototype handsets have been provided by some Asian manufacturing partners, it is claimed. The other two models, however, will not have an OLED screen and likely be iterations to the current iPhone 7 models.
More than 1 000 Palestinian prisoners begin hunger strike
The punitive move also came after Barghout published an opinion piece in The New York Times to explain the hunger strike . Palestinians regard the detainees as political prisoners. "Some have been killed while in detention", he wrote.
US carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula
That night, in an interview with Fox News Business, US President Donald Trump said he was sending an "armada" to North Korea. Navy strike fleet headed by USS Carl Vinson was thousands of kilometers away from the Korean peninsula last weekend.
Blake Shelton Just Got His Comeuppance on The Voice
None of that is important, and her advice only seems to condemn these kids to concentrating on something besides their singing . As we mentioned with Team Adam , it's really hard to predict who will advance from this particular field of artists.
Documents provide play-by-play of dam crisis response
An Associated Press review found officials made a series of questionable decisions and missteps before and during the crisis. For days, managers assured the public there was no imminent danger as they slowed releases of water to assess the damage.