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November 20, 2007

Senate Bill 2627: Proof of Homeschooling Required for Driver’s License

Sponsor:
Shirley K. Turner (D)

Summary:
This bill would require our teens to prove that they are “enrolled in a home education program that satisfies all state requirements governing such programs” in order to get a driver’s license.

This would be extremely dangerous if enacted because:

1. Neither the bill nor current law defines “home education program.” Enacting an undefined term will give an activist judge or the legislature a chance to define us, which would definitely restrict our freedom, possibly dramatically.
2. It seems to invite the creation of new “state requirements.” It suggests that the current standard, “equivalent instruction,” does not impose enough requirements.

Status:

6/16/2007Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose!

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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