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November 24, 2008

Senate Bill 415: Effective Date of Compulsory Attendance Age

Sponsors:
Senators Iris Estabrook (D), Joseph Foster (D), Martha Fuller Clark (D), Peter Burling (D), Lou D'Allesandro (D), Jacalyn Cilley (D), Molly Kelly (D), Kathleen Sgambati (D), Margaret Hassan (D), Betsi DeVries (D), David Gottesman (D), Sylvia Larsen (D), Harold Janeway (D), and Deborah Reynolds (D)

Summary:
Senate Bill 415 amends the effective date of House Bill 87 (2007 legislative session) regarding compulsory attendance by providing that on June 30, 2009, the compulsory school attendance age shall be raised from 16 to 18 years.

Status:

1/2/2008(Senate) Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
1/15/2008(Senate) Committee Report: Ought to Pass for Jan. 17
1/17/2008(Senate) Passed Senate
2/13/2008(House) Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
3/19/2008(House) Public Hearing, 11 a.m., LOB 207
4/23/2008(House) Exective Session, 04/29/2008 10:00 a.m. Legislative Office Building 207
4/30/2008(House) Committee Report: Ought to Pass for May 7 Reg (Vote 11-3)
5/7/2008(House) Ought to Pass: Motion Adopted Voice Vote
5/15/2008(Senate) Enrolled
6/6/2008(Senate) Signed by Governor

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral. This bill fixes a drafting error in a bill that was passed during the 2007 legislative session.

Action Requested:
None.

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