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May 17, 2005

House Bill 2792: An Act Lowering the Compulsory Attendance Age

Author:
Representative Medley

Summary:
This bill would have lowered the compulsory attendance age by 3 ½ months, so that a child who becomes five by June 1 instead of September 15 would be subject to the compulsory attendance requirement. This bill would have further expanded state control over education and eroded the right of parents to determine when a child is ready for school.

Status:

03/07/2005 Filed and Referred to the House Committee on Education
5/13/2005Died in House Committee at Sine Die adjournment.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill was opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History