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March 26, 2004

House Bill 197: Limit on Child Welfare Recommendations and Rulings

Sponsor:
Representative Mike Thompson

Summary:
This bill would help homeschool parents in custody disputes because it prohibits courts from using a parent's choice of education against that parent.

Status:

01/06/2004NUMBERED HOUSE FOR ENROLLING
01/19/2004(H) HOUSE/ READ 1ST TIME (INTRODUCED)
01/23/2004(H) HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE - FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION
01/26/2004(H) HOUSE/ COMM REPORT FAVORABLE/ AMENDED
01/26/2004(H) HOUSE/ READ 2ND TIME
01/29/2004(H) HOUSE/ READ 3RD TIME
01/29/2004(H) HOUSE/ PASSED 3RD READING
01/29/2004(H) HOUSE/ TO SENATE
01/30/2004(S) SENATE/ READ 1ST (INTRODUCED)
02/20/2004(S) SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE - FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION
02/23/2004(S) SENATE/ SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE REPORT FAVORABLE
03/01/2004(S) SENATE/ PASS 2ND
03/02/2004(S) SENATE/ PASS 3RD
03/02/2004(S) SENATE/ SIGNED BY PRESIDENT TO HOUSE
03/02/2004(H) HOUSE/ RECEIVED FROM SENATE
03/02/2004(H) HOUSE/ SIGNED BY SPEAKER SENT FOR ENROLLING
03/02/2004(H) RECEIVED FROM HOUSE FOR ENROLLING
03/03/2004(H) ENROLL DRAFT
03/11/2004(H) HOUSE/ TO GOVERNOR
03/23/2004(H) GOVERNOR SIGNED

Action Requested:
This bill has passed both houses of the legislature, and the governor has signed it. Homeschoolers have been victorious!

HSLDA's Position:
Support. This bill allows parents to choose how to educate their own children without penalizing their decision.

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