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July 10, 2009

House Bill 226: Requiring Parental Consent to Withdraw from School

Author:
Rep. Thad McClammy

Summary:
This bill would require that parents of 16- and 17-year-olds consent to the child’s withdrawal from school. While this appears to strengthen parental authority over minor children, it may be used as the first step to increase the compulsory attendance age without parental consent.

Status:

2/3/2009 Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives Committee on Education Policy
3/5/2009 Read for the second time and placed on the calendar with one substitute; Education Policy first substitute offered; Pending third reading on Day 11 favorable from Education Policy with one substitute
5/5/2009 (House) Third reading indefinitely postponed
5/5/2009 (House) First substitute offered from Education Policy
5/5/2009 (House) Motion to Adopt adopted
5/5/2009 (House) Rep. Thad McClammy’s motion to substitute S.B. 334 for H.B. 226 adopted
5/5/2009 (House) Rep. Thad McClammy’s motion to indefinitely postpone adopted

Bill died when legislature adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History