The bills listed here were voted on and didn't pass — or never even received a vote. It doesn't mean these bills are bad. There are many reasons, often political, why a bill doesn't make it out of committee or into a legislature for a vote. Progress often moves slowly. A bill can be introduced many times, and changed many times, before it succeeds. The ZZZ's to A's Act, a bill first introduced by U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-California) in 1997 — has evolved many times over the years and has been introduced again. Follow the links below to learn about these past bills. The ideas might work where you live, or inspire something even better.
Federal Legislation: Inactive Bills
Introduced into the 115th Congress on April 28, 2017, HB 2245, the ZZZ’s to A’s Act directs the U.S. Secretary of Education to study, report on and make recommendations related to the "relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being, and performance." Says bill sponsor U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren: "We know that as kids become teens their biology keeps them from getting to sleep as early, which can make it harder for them to wake up early in the morning. This legislation will help local school districts recognize and use new information about the importance of sufficient sleep and the impact that school start times can have on adolescent health and performance."
Federal Legislation: Expired Bills
State Legislatures: Expired Bills
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