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June 11, 2008

Senate Bill 162: An Act Concerning Withdrawal from School

Author:
Select Committee on Children

Summary:
As amended by the Education Committee, this bill would codify a homeschool statute in Connecticut.

Status:

2/14/2008 Referred to the Joint Committee on Children
2/15/2008 Public Hearing 2/19
2/29/2008 Filed with Legislative Commissioner’s Office
3/3/2008 Reported Out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office
3/4/2008 Favorable change of reference: House and Senate to Committee on Education
3/18/2008 Joint favorable recommendation for substitute
3/19/2008 Filed with the Legislative Commissioner’s Office
3/31/2008 Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis
4/7/2008 Favorably reported out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office, Senate Calendar (Number 322, File Number 501)
4/16/2008 Moved to foot of the Senate calendar
4/22/2008 Removed from the foot of the Senate calendar
4/23/2008 Moved to foot of the Senate calendar
5/7/2008 Bill died when the General Assembly adjourned

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this legislation in its current form.

Action Requested:
None.

Background:
If enacted, Senate Bill 162 would require all parents who choose to homeschool their children to comply with statutory notification procedures, regardless of whether they have previously been enrolled in the public school.

If this amendment is adopted by the Senate, the bill will only require parents withdrawing their children from public school to notify the local public school district of their intent to have them educated in accordance with Connecticut law.

 Other Resources

E-lert—April 11, 2008—Connecticut: Call Now to Oppose Proposed Homeschool Statute!

E-lert—April 16, 2008—Connecticut: Your Calls are Working—Please Continue!

E-lert—March 24, 2008—Connecticut: Calls Needed to Oppose Proposed Homeschool Statute

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Bill Text

Bill History