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January 30, 2008

Senate Bill 343: Truancy Penalty Increase

Sponsor:
Senator Richard T. Moore (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. Senate Bill 343 would increase the maximum penalty to 50 dollars and a day of community service for each additional day the student is absent.

Status:

1/10/2007 (Senate) Filed
1/10/2007 (Senate) Referred to Joint Committee on Education
1/10/2007 (House) House concurred in Committee Referral
5/8/2007 (House) Public Hearing, 1:30 p.m., Gardner Auditorium
1/16/2008 (Senate) New Draft Substituted, See Senate Bill 2462

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None.

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