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February 8, 2005

Senate Bill 2215: Amending the Compulsory Attendance Statute

Author:
Senator Harden

Summary:
This bill would have raised the compulsory attendance age from six by September 1 to six by August 1. But it would also have raised the compulsory attendance age to 17 by August 1 instead of 17 by September 1. This bill had both favorable and unfavorable provisions. It could have been amended to leave the upper age of attendance as it is in current law, only changing the age at which children enter school. However, the bill could have been supported in its introduced form.

Status:

01/07/2005Referred to Education and Appropriations Committee
02/01/2005Died in Committee

HSLDA's Position:
This bill could have been supported.

 Other Resources

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History