In a slick, last-minute move, dangerous language was tacked on as an amendment SB 1440, a bill which was just a simple 2 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 join with us to call Gov. Perry and ask him to VETO SB 1440! 512-463-2000.
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SB 1440 allows CPS 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.
THIS BILL GIVES CPS SWEEPING NEW POWER, AND CAN RELY ON A SIMPLE ANONYMOUS TIP, WITHOUT CORROBORATION OF AN UNVERIFIED ALLEGATION BY A STRANGER!!! THE CURRENT “GOOD CAUSE” STANDARD IS REMOVED UNDER THIS BILL!
Yes, this bill is as bad as we are describing it and we are shocked that such a bill exists. If this language would not have been tacked onto to another bill without a hearing, there is no way it would have passed.
Our children are not children of the state.
PLEASE CALL GOV. PERRY TODAY AND ASK HIM TO VETO SB 1440!