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February 13, 2004

House Bill 7367: An Act Relating to Education - Attendence - Residency

Author:
Representatives Amaral, Savage, McNamara, Lewiss, Picard

Summary:
This bill would amend the compulsory attendance and residency requirements for students in all Rhode Island schools, including homeschooled students. As originally introduced, it would require homeschoolers to register with the public schools under certain circumstances, by creating a legal duty to register with the public schools that is independent of the duty to attend public schools. However, the sponsor has agreed to amend the bill to remove the objectionable portions, and thereby avoid placing this additional regulation on homeschooling families.

Status:

01/27/2004Introduced and referred to House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee
02/04/2004Committee hearing scheduled in Room 135 of the Capitol
02/12/2004Committee hearing was continued by the committee. No upcoming hearings scheduled

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History