A Parent’s Care

As seems to be the pattern with controversial and unpopular proposals, the legislative majority decided to pass Senate Bill 5599 late last night. If you haven’t been following, it’s legislation that purports to help at-risk youth suffering from mental distress, but in reality will only drive a wedge into hurting families. It’s a shame. During the committee hearings on the proposal, nearly 5,000 people signed in to testify in opposition, even organized groups from the LGBT community. That did not deter certain legislators. Please take a moment and watch my floor speech in opposition to this proposal.