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May 2, 2006

Senate Bill 413: An Act Increasing School Withdrawal Procedures

Authors:
Senators Moody, Thomas, Weber, Fort, Douglas, Tate

Summary:
This bill would effectively raise 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 is 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. HSLDA opposed this bill.

Status:

1/12/2006 Introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Education & Youth
2/22/2006 Favorable Committee report
2/23/2006Second Reading
2/28/2006 Third Reading, adopted, and passed by Senate
3/1/2006 Referred to House and First Reading
3/2/2006Second reading
3/22/2006 Committee favorably reported
3/24/2006Third reading, passed, and adopted
3/28/2006 Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
3/30/2006 Conference Committee Report adopted in House and Senate
4/13/2006 Sent to Governor, effective date 7/1/2006

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this legislation.

Action requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History