House Bill 61, the school board audio recording legislation, is up for a full Delaware Senate vote today. This bill has a long history in the Delaware General Assembly. Many districts and the State Board of Education already record their board meetings and put them up on their website. This bill would make so they all have to, including charters and vo-techs.
In the 147th General Assembly, it was House Bill 23. It was released from the House Education Committee but never progressed from there. State Rep. Deb Hudson reintroduced the bill last year as House Bill 61. It cleared the House Education Committee last year and passed the House this year. A little over a month ago it was released from the Senate Education Committee. The Chair of the Senate Education Committee is the legislator that puts it on the agenda for the Senate, which would be Senator David Sokola. Finally, after many years, Kilroy’s dream is about to come true. Others fought for this as well, but Kilroy was the one really pushing it. If the Senate passes this (and I can’t think of any reason why they wouldn’t), it goes to Governor Markell for signature and then it would be the law of the land.
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