House committee substitute rewrites the 1st edition in its entirety as follows:
Changes the long title of the bill to reflect changes in the bill.
Deletes amendment to GS 115C-6 and instead directs the Legislative Research Commission to study issues relating to parental rights, which may include federal law and laws in other states, legislation to protect and preserve parental rights, compelling governmental interests that justify interference with parental rights, and whether parental rights extend to other than biological parents. The LRC is authorized to make an interim report to the 2014 session and is required to make a final report to the 2015 session.
Bill H 711 (2013-2014)Summary date: May 15 2013 - View summary
Bill H 711 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - View summary
Enacts new GS 115C-6 stating that the liberty of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, and care of his or her child is a fundamental right. Prohibits the state, agencies, and local governments from infringing on a parent's rights to the care, custody, and control of his or her child without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.