H.R. 788: Phylicia’s Law

Introduced: 2/17/2011

Sponsors: Steven Rothman (D-NJ)

Cosponsors: Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Michael Doyle (D-PA), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Donald Payne (D-NJ), Jared Polis (D-CO), Albio Sires (D-NJ)

Summary of Bill:

Requires each LEA that receives funds under Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program to develop and make publicly available a written safety policy for off-premises, overnight field trips. It also encourages the Sec. of Education to help the LEAs to make that policy by hosting conferences to further the development of a model school safety policy for such trips.

Latest Action:

Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on 3/4/2011


How This Bill Affects Education:

This bill would give funds to LEAs to develop a safety policy that is publicly available for field trips.