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February 26, 2009

Senate Bill 295: An Act to Change the Compulsory Attendance Age

Author:
Senator Jimmy Jeffress

Summary:
This bill would change the compulsory attendance age requirements to coincide with the dates associated with the minimum age for enrollment in public school. The effect of this would be to raise the age for children to become subject to the compulsory attendance requirements.

Status:

2/2/2009 (Senate) Filed
2/2/2009 (Senate) Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to Senate Committee on Education
2/11/2009 (Senate) Returned by the Committee, with the recommendation that it “Do Pass”
2/12/2009 (Senate) Read the third time and passed
2/12/2009 (Senate) Ordered immediately transmitted to the House
2/12/2009 (House) Received from the Senate
2/12/2009 (House) Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on Education
2/17/2009 (House) Returned by the Committee with the recommendation that it “Do Pass”
2/19/2009 (Senate) Returned from the House as passed.
2/19/2009 (Senate) Ordered enrolled
2/19/2009 (Senate) Reported correctly enrolled and ordered delivered to the governor
2/19/2009 (Senate) Delivered to the governor
2/20/2009 Enacted; Senate Bill 295 is now Act 215

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History