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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 2:07:40 to 2:10:05
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Steven R. Rothman

2:07:31 to 2:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: the local school board and i see my friend from new jersey is ready to speak, i was yielded such time as i may consume, i'd be glad to yield to my friend. >> i thank the gentleman. the gentleman has expressed, i think, an prnt important concern with regards to those

Steven R. Rothman

2:07:40 to 2:10:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Steven R. Rothman

2:07:56 to 2:08:16( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: powers that are not deemed -- already provided to the federal government with regards to the state should not be expanded, however there are many, many instances whether it be clean water standards or clean air standards or seat belt standards for cars, the list is endless, to protect the public safety and good health of our

Steven R. Rothman

2:08:17 to 2:08:37( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: people that the federal legislature, made up of 435 of prorkvide a minimum standard of safety we wish to have in each of the 50 states. but recognizing the general intention of the gentleman's objection, we changed the law

Steven R. Rothman

2:08:38 to 2:08:58( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: to make it even more community -- local community friendly this way. we said, we're not going tell the local school districts what plan to have. whatever plan they come up with is fine. period. all we require them to do is have a plan, or not have a

Steven R. Rothman

2:08:59 to 2:09:19( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: plan, but simply tell the parents we have no plan or here is our plan. this is thome power parents, to make an informed judgment as to whether they want to put their children's safety in the hands of this particular school district if and when the school district decides they want to

Steven R. Rothman

2:09:20 to 2:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: go on a school trip. i think that's why it has received bipartisan support. i'm a former local mayor, former judge myself, judge, and i'm very sensitive to too much intrusion in the local decision making. this simply says to the school districts, have a plan, or don't have a plan, but you've

Steven R. Rothman

2:09:42 to 2:10:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: got to tell the parents and let them make their judgment on the -- on the valid i have to the plan so they can decide as a parent, then, whether they want to go forth. this is not just a tribute to phylicia, though it is in some part. it ian effort to prevent these tragedies from happening

Steven R. Rothman

2:10:03 to 2:10:05( Edit History Discussion )

Steven R. Rothman: again. that's why the national parent

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