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Senate Bill 436: Compulsory School Attendance Age Expansion
Senators Pugh, McFadden, Conway, Currie, Forehand, Garagiola, Glassman, Jones, Kasemeyer, Kelley, King, Lenett, Madaleno, Muse, Peters, Raskin, and Robey
Requiring children 5 years old or older and under 18 to attend a public school regularly during the entire school year, subject to specified exceptions including being severely ill, being married, being in military service, and attending an alternative educational program; etc.
|1/31/2008||First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs|
|3/19/2008||Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs|
|3/22/2008||The Senate passed the bill 27-20 after amending to raise age to 17, rather than 18, but without allowing a private school or homeschool diploma to suffice under the “graduation” exception.|
|4/2/2008||Hearing scheduled in House Ways and Means Committee|
This bill failed to pass out of the House Ways and Means Committee, and is now dead.
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