Christie Vetos Sociological Strip Search Bill

file photo via nj.gov

file photo via nj.gov

Governor Chris Christie yesterday vetoed S454/A2421, the bill we’ve been fighting for years that would have allowed public schools to ask students intrusive personal questions about themselves and their family members without written parental consent.

In his veto message, Christie said:

This bill allows students of any age to participate in voluntary surveys, including those inquiring about sexual behavior and attitudes, if schools send prior written notice to their parents or guardians. The bill provides that the failure of a parent or guardian to respond to such notice shall be treated as affirmative approval of their child’s participation.

I recognize that surveys may help identify serious issues affecting students. However, this bill imprudently decreases parental involvement in a child’s educational development. I believe a parent or guardian’s legitimate interest to make an informed decision before their child is exposed to sensitive content outweighs the desire to make survey administration moreconvenient.

Accordingly, I herewith return Senate Bill No. 454 (FirstReprint) without my approval.

Thank you Governor Christie

Save Jersey has the news of the other bills Christie took action on yesterday.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “Christie Vetos Sociological Strip Search Bill”

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  3. Tommy De Seno said at 4:01 pm on August 21st, 2013:

    Now he cares about parental rights? Where was was that concern a couple days ago when he outlawed conversion therapy?

  4. Say what said at 7:17 am on August 22nd, 2013:

    Conversion therapy is abuse. How ’bout we put you in conversion therapy to change your thinking and feelings ? How does that work for ya? How would you feel if you had a spouse that felt your child should be gay and puts that child in conversion therapy? How about if your grandchild was gay and your son in law wants to covert him/ her. You trust this therapy? Whether you want to face the facts or not, Gays are born gay- straights are born straight. Lets get real here. Let them live their lives being who they are and who God intended them to be.

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