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February 26, 2009

Senate File 19/House File 314: Compulsory Instruction Age Increase

Senate File 19 Sponsors
Senators Charles Wiger and Kathy Saltzman

House File 314 Sponsors:
Representatives Mariani and Slocum

Summary:
Senate File 19 and House File 314 are companion bills. They change the compulsory school attendance age to “seven or enrollment in first grade and 18 years of age,” unless the student has graduated from high school. Despite this change, the bill does not require parents to submit a “compulsory instruction report” for students ages 16 and over.

Senate File 19 Status:

1/8/2009(Senate) Introduction and first reading
1/8/2009(Senate) Referred to Education Committee
1/15/2009(Senate) Author added: Senator Kathy Saltzman

House File 314 Status:

1/26/2009(House) Introduction and first reading
1/26/2009(House) Referred to K-12 Education Policy and Oversight
1/29/2009(House) Author added: Representative Slocum
2/19/2009(House) Committee Report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance
2/22/2009(House) Referred by chair to K-12 Education Finance Division

HSLDA’s Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

S.F. 19 Bill Text

H.F. 314 Bill Text

S.F. 19 Bill History

H.F. 314 Bill History