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May 2, 2006

House Bill 1017: An Act Increasing School Withdrawal Proceduress

Authors:
Representatives Drenner, Ashe, Forster, Benfield, Oliver, Orrock

Summary:
This bill would have effectively raised the compulsory attendance age from 16 by 18 by requiring a child between his 16th and 18th birthdays to obtain permission from his parents to withdraw from school and to follow a burdensome procedure to withdraw from school. While HSLDA favors parental authority to determine the educational choices for children, the thrust of this bill was to make it so difficult to withdraw from school that the child continues to be subject to the compulsory attendance law for two additional years. This bill was opposed.

Status:

1/12/2006Introduced and first reading
1/13/2006 Second reading
3/30/2006 Bill died when Legislature adjourned

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this legislation.

Action requested:
None at this time.

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Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History