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November 26, 2008

House Bill 416: Truancy Penalty Increase

Sponsor:
Representative James H. Fagan (D)

Summary:
Currently, a parent may be fined no more than 20 dollars if his or her child misses seven full or 14 half days of school within six months. House Bill 416 would increase the maximum penalty to $1,000 and imprisonment of up to 30 days.

Status:

1/10/2007 (House) Filed
1/10/2007 (House) Referred to Joint Committee on Education
1/10/2007 (Senate) Senate concurred in committee referral
4/13/2007 Hearing Scheduled for June 26th at 1:00 p.m.
2/11/2008 (House) Accompanied Study Order Joint Committee on Education
3/12/2008 (House) Accompanied Study order, H.B. 4596

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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