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March 24, 2004

House Bill 379: Raising Compulsory Attendance Age in Limited Circumstances

Sponsor:
Representative Larry Bell (D-District 21)

Summary:
This bill would require enrollment in school for certain persons under 18 who are being punished for crimes and who don't have a high school diploma or GED. The compulsory attendance age in North Carolina is 16, so this bill is simply a back door approach to raising it to 18 under certain circumstances.

Status:

03/06/2003Introduced
03/10/2003Referred to House Committee on Judiciary I
03/26/2003Passed by committee
04/01/2003Passed by full House
04/02/2003Referred to Senate and placed in Senate Committee on Education

Action Requested:
None at this time

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be opposed.

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