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February 26, 2004

House Bill 2548: Raising Compulsory Attendance to 18

Sponsor:
Representative Leah Landrum Taylor (D-16)

Summary:
This bill would raise the age for compulsory attendance from 16 to 18.

Status:

02/09/2004HOUSE FIRST READ
02/09/2004ASSIGNED TO EDUCATION COMMITTEE
02/09/2004ASSIGNED TO APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
02/09/2004ASSIGNED TO RULES COMMITTEE
02/10/2004SECOND READ
02/25/2004EDUCATION COMMITTEE ACTION: FAILED

Action Requested:
Please call the members of the Education Committee. Tell them, "This bill would waste taxpayer money and cause disruption for students that really want to learn! Please oppose HB 2548."

Rep. Linda Gray, Chairman (602) 926-3376
Rep. Warde Nichols, Vice-Chair (602) 926-5168
Rep. John M. Allen (602) 926-3395
Rep. Bill Arnold (602) 926-5894
Rep. Tom Boone (602) 926-3297
Rep. Olivia Cajero Bedford (602) 926-5835
Rep. James R. Carruthers (602) 926-5273
Rep. Ted Downing (602) 926-5108
Rep. John Huppenthal (602) 926-5898
Rep. Linda Lopez (602) 926-4089
Rep. Ben R. Miranda (602) 926-4893
Rep. Steven B. Yarbrough (602) 926-5863

HSLDA's Position:
Opposed. This bill is bad for homeschoolers because it takes away two years of freedom. It is bad for students who want to learn because it forces disruptive students to attend class against their will. It is bad for taxpayers because it increases school budgets.

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