In a slick, last-minute move, dangerous language was tacked on as an amendment SB 1440, a bill which was just a simple two-line bill about a judge’s signature in child abuse cases. This language, added on the last days of the legislative session, adds over 3 additional pages to this bill and strips parents of fundamental constitutional parental rights. That is why we are asking you to call Gov. Perry and ask him to VETO SB 1440!
SB 1440 allows Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) to enter your home and take your child from you where ever your child can be found, without prior notice, without a prior hearing, without a search warrant for an "interview, examination, and investigation." The law previously required a showing of "good cause." This requirement has now been eliminated under SB 1440.
This series of attacks on your family can take place "based on information available"-which could be an anonymous caller who believes "abuse" or "neglect" "may be" taking place in the home. This unconstitutional law can also be used to access your child’s medical records, without your consent, against your objections, and without prior notice.
Read the letter to Governor Perry from Texas Homeschool Coalition. This letter clearly outlines the danger in this bill.
Call Governor Rick Perry today and ask him to veto SB 1440. His office number is (512) 463-2000.