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June 11, 2008

House Bill 3210: An Act Regarding Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment

Author:
Representative Brenda Gilmore

Summary:
This bill would permit children as young as 3 years old to enter a school district’s pre-kindergarten program and as young as 4 years old to enter a kindergarten program. Although such enrollment would be voluntary, history has shown that this type of legislation is the first step in expanding compulsory attendance laws and state control over education. This is a companion bill to Senate Bill 3183.

Status:

1/23/2008Introduced and first consideration
2/24/2008Second consideration and referred to the Education Committee
2/29/2008Assigned to Subcommittee K-12 of Education
2/13/2008Placed on Subcommittee calendar
2/19/2008Action deferred in Subcommittee
5/21/2008Legislation died when Assembly adjourned sine die

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this legislation.

Action Requested:
No action required at this time.

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Bill History