Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:07 PM by MTN News
On Monday, the House Education Committee will hear testimony on a bill that would require a parent or guardian's written permission before a student participates in sex education classes. The bill would also forbid abortion providers from speaking or offering materials as part of a sex education course. Republican sponsor Cary Smith of Billings also introduced the bill in 2011, when it was vetoed by then-Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
Also on Monday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that would make it a crime to leave a child unattended in a vehicle if the engine is running. The bill would also apply if conditions outside present a risk to the child. Democrat Carolyn Pease-Lopez of Billings introduced the bill.
And U.S. Rep. Steve Daines will address a joint session of the state House and Senate. So far this session, Sen. Max Baucus and Sen. Jon Tester have addressed the legislature.