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April 5, 2005

Senate Bill 789: An Act to Allow Homeschoolers to Participate in Interscholastic Competition

Sponsor:
Senator Sue Wilson Beffort

Summary:
This well intentioned bill allows individual homeschoolers to join public school teams. Unfortunately, the bill fails to provide access for homeschool teams to participate in interscholastic competition. It needs to be amended.

Status:

02/09/2005Senate Finance Committee-Senate Education Committee
02/23/2005Do pass, as amended, committee report adopted-Senate Finance Committee
03/05/2005Floor amendment adopted-passed senate (30-7)
03/05/2005House Appropriations And Finance Committee-House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee
03/05/2005House Education Committee
03/12/2005Do pass committee report adopted-House Education Committee
03/16/2005Do pass committee report adopted-Passed House (63-0)
03/16/2005Senate has concurred in House amendments on a Senate bill
04/04/2005Signed - CH.97

Action Requested:
This bill has become law.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA is neutral on this bill because it would only allow homeschoolers to participate on public school teams. However, we would support a well-designed bill that allows homeschool teams to participate in interscholastic activities.

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