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February 6, 2009

Senate Bill 2570: An Act to Change Compulsory Attendance Law

Author:
Senator Alice Harden

Summary:
Current law requires that a child must be 6 years old by September 1 before being subject to the compulsory attendance law. This bill would change that to 6 years old by January 1 of the school year, meaning that children who were only 5 would have to start school. HSLDA opposes this expansion of state control over education.

Status:

1/13/2009(Senate) Referred To Education; Appropriations
2/3/2009(Senate) Died In Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA’s Position:
This bill should be opposed.BR>

 Other Resources

Bill Text    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History