Round and Round Over High School Access

The House of Representatives now has competing legislation that addresses the issue of military recruiter access to information about high school students. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) is trying again to limit the ability of military recruiters to tap into personal information about high school students, by requiring an opt-in release from parents; he introduced a similar measure in 2007. Competing legislation from Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.), newly elected into his father’s old seat, would amend the existing law to include a one-time notice to parents that they can opt-out. So far, Honda’s legislation (H.R. 1091) has 28 cosponsors, and Hunter’s (H.R. 1026) has 37.