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Legislative Document 1082: An Act Regarding Habitual Truants
Representative Harold Clough
LD 1082 would put more teeth into the truancy laws in Maine. The problem lies in the fact that the bill allows a truancy officer to pick up a child whom the superintendent has "deemed" habitually truant and transport the child to the "appropriate" school." There is no way to challenge the superintendent before the child becomes subject to involuntary transportation.
|03/04/2003||Referred to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs|
|06/06/2003||Carried over to the 2004 Legislative Session|
|10/02/2003||Committee Work Session|
Majority Report: Ought to pass as amended
Minority Report: Ought to pass.
|01/30/2004||Placed into House Unfinished Business|
|02/25/2004||House approved Bill with two amendments, H-634 and H-678. Bill engrossed and sent for concurrence.|
|02/11/2004||Senate passed bill with House Amendments.|
HSLDA opposed this bill. However, if the changes to the law cause any problems, we have support in the state house to change the law.
No action is necessary.
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