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December 12, 2006

Senate Bill 143: An Act Revising the Home Instruction Statute

Authors:
Senators Rhoades, Greenleaf, LaValle, Kasunic, C. Williams, Wozniak, Stout, Kitchen, Erickson, Regola, Boscola, Stack, and Costa

Summary:
This bill was amended to include the provisions of House Bill 505. Section 2 of this bill would have removed superintendents from reviewing portfolios in home education programs to determine whether the student is receiving an appropriate education. Instead, the parent would submit to the superintendent the written evaluation from a qualified evaluator.

This bill would also have provided for an administrative procedure to resolve questions about the parent's compliance with the laws.

Status:

2/1/2005 Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
2/8/2005 First consideration
4/11/2005 Second consideration
5/2/2005 Third consideration and final passage
5/3/2005 Introduced in House and Referred to Education Committee
4/5/2006 Reported as amended and first consideration
5/2/2006 Second consideration and re-referred to the Appropriations Committee.
6/5/2006 Re-reported as committed
11/28/2006This bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA supported this bill.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History