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May 19, 2005

House Bill 1530: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age

Author:
Representative Messer

Summary:
As originally drafted, this bill would have raised the age of compulsory attendance from 18 to 19, raised the age of withdrawal with parent and principal approval from 16 to 17, and made it much harder to get principal approval. In HSLDA's negotiations on the bill, the proponents agreed to remove all of the language in the bill negatively affecting home schoolers and leave the age of compulsory attendance at 18. This bill was amended in conformity with the negotiations, and HSLDA no longer opposes the bill.

Status:

01/18/2005HAuthored by Representative Messer
01/18/2005HFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2005HAmended and approved
01/31/2005HReferred to Committee on Ways and Means
02/24/2005HCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
02/28/2005HRepresentative T. Adams added as coauthor
02/28/2005HSecond reading: ordered engrossed
02/28/2005HAmendment 1 failed; Roll Call 213: Yeas 40, Nays 56
04/29/2005 Legislature adjourned, bill died.

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
No action required, the legislature is closed.

 Other Resources

Mar-04-2005 — Indiana--Update - Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age

Feb-03-2005 — Indiana--Update--Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age

Jan-27-2005 — Indiana--Urgent: Calls Needed to Defeat Compulsory Attendance Age Increase

Jan-24-2005 — Indiana--Calls Needed--Religious Freedom Hangs in the Balance

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