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July 10, 2009

House Bill 5769: Raising Age to Drop out of School

Author:
Reps. Jason W. Bartlett, Juan R. Candelaria, Douglas McCrory, Jason Rojas, Matthew J. Conway, Bruce V. Morris, Andres Ayala, Larry B. Butler, Deborah W. Heinrich, Patricia B. Miller, Linda Schofield, Christopher Lyddy, Matthew Lesser, Joan A. Lewis

Summary:
Current law permits a 16- or 17-year-old child to withdraw from school with parental consent. This bill would require that the child be 17 for the 2009–2010 school year and 18 beginning with the 2010–2011 school year. HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control and limitation of parental authority over a child’s education.

Status:

1/23/2008 (House) Referred to Joint Committee on Education

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