Parent’s Bill Of Rights Act To Be Heard In House And Senate Committees (Update 3.16.22)

***Update 3/16/22 – The House Health Subcommittee and Senate Education Committee deferred action again. HB2451 is on the calendar for the House Health Subcommittee for 3/22/22. SB2360 has been placed on the Senate Education Committee calendar for 3/16/22. The article has been updated to reflect this change.***

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –

“The Parent Bill of Rights Act” is making its way through the Tennessee General Assembly and will be heard in both the House Health Subcommittee and the Senate Education Committee next week.

House Bill 2451 (HB2451), sponsored by Representative Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster-District 40), and Senate Bill 2360 (SB2360), sponsored by Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma-District 16) would require Local Education Agencies to allow parents to have access to certain information, including teachers’ names, titles of books available in school libraries, copies of teachers’ manuals, and copies of textbooks. 

The bill would also require that school systems get parental permission in writing before students are allowed to participate in any extracurricular activity, family life lesson, field trip, assembly, or presentation from a guest speaker.

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It would also prevent certain healthcare providers from providing any sort of medical treatment to minors without parental consent or a court order.

Additionally, it would require school districts to provide parents with the names of any person or organization who receives funding from or contracts with the LEA, would allow parents to visit their children at any time during the school day and would allow them to observe their child’s classroom, and see the content of any curriculum (including teachers’ manuals).

Finally, LEAs would be required to notify parents of any incidents regarding student safety that may occur in the school and if any medical treatment is provided to a student.

If passed, the act would go into effect for the 2022-2023 school year. 


Note from the Tennessee Conservative:  Just a reminder that many good Conservative bills die in subcommittees and committees before they ever see the light of day on the House or Senate floor.

If you support this bill, contact the House subcommittee members and Senate committee members in advance of their meeting.   The contact information for the Republican members (who hold the super-majority vote) can be found below.

House Health Subcommittee

Bob Ramsey (chair) – – (615) 741-3560

Clark Boyd – – (615) 741-7086

Daniel Byrd – – (615) 741-2190

Mark Hall – – (615) 741-1350

Sabi Kumar – – (615) 741-2860

Pat Marsh – – (615) 741-6824

Paul Sherrell – – (615) 741-1963

Robin Smith – – (615) 741-2548

Bryan Terry – – (615) 741-2180

Senate Education Committee

Jon Lundberg (Acting Chair) – – (615) 741-5761

Mike Bell – – (615) 741-1946

Rusty Crowe – – (615) 741-2468

Ferrell Haile – – (615) 741-1999

Joey Hensley – – (615) 741-3100

Brian Kelsey – – (615) 741-3036

Bill Powers – – (615) 741-2374

Dawn White – – (615) 741-6853

About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative  ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others.  He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History.  Contact Jason at

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