In a city not to far from me, they just passed a "parental responsibility law". Meaning, if your child does anything to end up in court, (skipping school, violence, drugs, etc...) then the parents will get a $100.00 fine. Yikes. I'm not sure how effective this will be or what the point is. Most of our kids have responsible able parents. A lot of our kids will keep on doing what they are doing even if mom and dad get fined.