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May 19, 2003

Senate Bill 272: No Longer Expanding the Authority of the Court in Truancy Cases

Author:
Senator Morrisette (at the request of Justice of the Peace Cynthia Sinclair)

Summary:
This bill was amended on May 8, 2003, to remove all language dealing with the authority of Oregon courts and truancy. The bill now concerns the Fair Dismissal Appeals Board and public school teachers who want to appeal their dismissal from the public school. The bill has nothing to do with homeschooling or truancy any more.

This bill would have expanded the authority of the court in truancy cases to require parents to attend state parenting classes and classes providing information on the importance of educating a child. The court could also have required psychological treatment, and testing of the child, and tutoring.

Status:
This bill was introduced on January 24, 2003 and has been referred to the Senate President's desk. The bill was amended by the Senate Education Committee on May 6, 2003, and was passed by the full Senate on May 8, 2003. This bill now goes to the Oregon House.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill was opposed as previously drafted. We have no opinion on the current bill now that it no longer deals with an issue that we follow.

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