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February 5, 2004

House Bill 1230: An Act to Require Children to Attend School Until the Age of Eighteen or Until Graduation From High School

Sponsor:
Representatives Heineman and McLaughlin
Senators Jaspers, Dempster, and Koetzle

Summary:
This bill would amend the compulsory attendance law to raise the compulsory attendance age for all school children from age sixteen to age eighteen, or until the child graduates from high school.

Status:

01/23/2004Introduced
01/23/2004Referred to the House Education Committee
02/03/2004Scheduled for a Committee Hearing in Room 412 on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M.
02/03/2004Defeated in Committee during the hearing.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose

Action Requested:
No more action is necessary.

H.B. 1230 was killed in committee during the House Education Committee meeting on February 3, 2004. The bill was voted down by a vote of 6 Ayes and 8 Nays.

 Other Resources

Jan-30-2004 - South Dakota--Calls Urgently Needed to Stop Compulsory Attendance Bill

Bill Text

Bill History