Parent trigger bill passes Senate Budget Committee
The so-called parent trigger bill has won the support of the Senate Budget Committee.
The vote took place at an unusual -- and unusually contentious -- Saturday morning meeting.
Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander called for a time-certain vote at 9:59 a.m., giving the committee only an hour to tackle 13 amendements to the already controversial bill.
The move drew criticsm from several Democrats and Republican Sen. Evelyn Lynn.
Said Lynn: "This is an important bill. We are putting a time certain on something that is going to affect our children’s’ lives forever? Horrendous."