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June 2, 2009

Senate Bill 330: Initiative for a World Class Education

Author:
Senator Steven A. Horsford

Summary:
An Act relating to education; revising provisions relating to the Superintendent of Public Instruction; making various changes regarding the Department of Education, the State Board of Education and various councils and commissions related to the system of public education in Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

This bill essentially moves the responsibility for public education from the local level to the state. The bill refers to the state’s “pupils” and does not define whether these are public schools, private schools/homeschools, or all of the above. For this reason, this bill has the potential to control private schools and homeschools.

Status:

3/16/2009(Senate) Introduced—read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Education
3/18/2009(Senate) From printer. To Committee.
3/30/2009(Senate) Notice of eligibility for exemption
4/1/2009(Senate) Mentioned in hearing—not agendized
4/8/2009(Senate) Hearing in Health and Education Committee, no action
4/10/2009(Senate) Upon Adjournment—amend and rerefer
4/21/2009(Senate) Rerefer to Committee on Finance—Placed on Second Reading File and read second time—Amended—rereferred to Committee on Finance
4/22/2009(Senate) From printer. To engrossment. Engrossed. First reprint. To Committee. Exemption effective.
5/4/2009(Senate) Heard but no action
5/29/2009(Senate) In Senate Finance—passed as amended
5/30/2009(House) Read first time—in Committee on Education
6/2/2009Died in committee.

Hearings:
3/18/09 Senate Health and Education Committee; 11 a.m. (no action)

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA opposes this bill, due to the potential this bill has for controlling private schools and homeschools should this language be adopted.

Action Requested:
No action requested at this time.

 Other Resources

Bill Amendment   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History