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June 12, 2008

Senate Bill 3183: An Act Regarding Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment

Author:
Senator Thelma Harper

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 House Bill 3210.

Status:

1/17/2008Introduced and first consideration
1/23/2008Second consideration and referred to the Education Committee
2/21/2008Placed on Senate Education Committee Calendar for 2/27/2008
2/27/2008Referred to the General Subcommittee of the Senate Education Committee
5/21/2008Legislation died when the Senate adjourned sine die

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this legislation.

Action Requested:
No action required at this time.

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Bill History