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May 25, 2005

House Bill 329: An Act Reforming the Compulsory Attendance Law

Sponsors:
Representatives Brian Baker and Gary Dusenberg.

Summary:
This bill will establish the following provisions: (1) Parents or guardians are allowed to choose whether or not the compulsory school attendance and work certificate laws for children who are under 16 apply to their children who are between the ages of 16 and 18; (2) Parents or guardians will be able to exempt their children from compulsory school attendance in two ways: if the child has completed all elementary and secondary grade levels before age 18, or if the parent or guardian has a religious objection to compulsory school attendance. The bill died in committee when the legislature adjourned.

Status:

01/26/2005(House): Introduced And Read First Time.
01/27/2005(House): Read Second Time.
02/17/2005(House): Referred to the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
04/12/2005(House): Hearing, Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, Upon Morning Recess, Hearing Room 3
04/12/2005(House): Executive session held voted do Pass.
5/13/2005(House): Legislature adjourned, bill died.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
No action is necessary at this time.

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