Senate passes ‘Tabitha’s Law’

The Senate unanimously passed a bill (S721/A1902) creating “Tabitha’s Law,’’ which would require parents to notify school administrators whenever their child will be absent from school.

It also requires administrators to contact parents whenever a pupil is absent without the parent’s having provided prior notice, the bill states.

The bill passed 39-0.

“Tabitha’s Law” is named for 13-year-old Nashville student Tabitha Tudor who didn’t show up for school on April 29, 2003.

The school, which had not received any notice, did not contact the parents. The girl has yet to be found.

Senate passes ‘Tabitha’s Law’