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August 15, 2003

House Bill 1068: Possible Threats to Parent Issued Diplomas

Author:
Rep. R. Kelsch, at the request of the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

Summary:
This bill originally would have threatened the validity of diplomas issued by parents in home education programs. It would have required that a home education program be an "institution," a designation which may have been resisted by state public school authorities.

Status:
House Bill 1068 was introduced on January 7, 2003. The House Education Committee voted to pass the bill on January 15, and the entire House passed the bill on its second reading, 92 to nothing. The bill was sent to the Senate on January 17, 2003. The bill was amended and passed by the Senate on March 1, 2003, when it was sent back to the House. The House passed the amended version of the bill on March 7, 2003. The bill was signed into law on March 14, 2003.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill was opposed as originally written.

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