I am authoring a bill titled “Tyler Hill’s Sunshine Bill.” This bill is named after Tyler Hill, a teenager from Mound who tragically died in Japan on a study abroad program in 2007. There is currently no federal or state oversight or regulation of study abroad programs for high school students. This bill would require study abroad programs to track and publish all illnesses and deaths that occur to students on their programs—a crucial first step in ensuring our children are safe when learning abroad. A link to my recent interview with KSTP about the bill can be found here: http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3720649.shtml.
Please contact me anytime during the legislative session with your input. I can be reached by phone at (651) 296-3964 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, thank you for the honor of serving you at the Capitol.