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February 1, 2006

Senate Bill 2263: An Act Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age

Author:
Senator Harden

Summary:
Section 2 of this bill would have raised the compulsory attendance age for a child entering school by requiring that he be six by August 1 instead of September 1 as the law no requires. This would have been a favorable change. However, this section of the bill would also have required that a child be 17 by August 1 instead of September 1 to be free from compulsory attendance for the remainder of the calendar year. This would have been an undesirable change. This bill could have been supported had it been amended to leave current law in place regarding the age of compulsory attendance for a child turning 17.

Status:

1/5/2006 Introduced and referred to Education and Appropriations Committees
1/31/2006Senate Bill 2263 died in the Education Committee and the Appropriations Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA would have supported this bill had it been amended.

 Other Resources

Bill Text    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History