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March 26, 2004

Senate File 2036: Drivers License Issuance or Possession School Enrollment Requirement

Sponsor:
Representatives Michel, Stumpf, Olson, Hann, and Wiger.

Summary:
This bill ties drivers licenses to school attendance to keep children from dropping out before 18.

Status:

02/16/2004(S) INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING
02/16/2004(S) REFERRED TO CRIME PREVENTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY
02/23/2004(S) WITHDRAWN AND RE-REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Action Requested:
Please contact members of the Senate Education Committee. Say, "Tying drivers licenses to school attendance undermines legitimate homeschoolers. Please vote no on SF 2036."

Michele M. Bachmann
(651) 296-4351

David Hann
(651) 296-1749

Geoff Michel
(651) 296-6238

Sandra L. Pappas
(651) 296-1802

Jane B. Ranum
(651) 297-8061

LeRoy A. Stumpf
(651) 296-8660

David J. Tomassoni
(651) 296-8017

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose. Although this bill has little direct effect on homeschoolers, its indirect effects are quite serious. Other states with similar legislation have seen a surge in "fake homeschoolers" who pretend to be homeschooling when they have really simply dropped out. Homeschoolers are hurt when dropouts use homeschooling as a cover for their own misconduct.

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