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March 13:, 2008

Senate Bill 37: Modification to Homeschool Law and Equal Access to Extracurricular Activities

Author:
Senator Mark Madsen (R)

Summary:
Senate Bill 37 requires a local school board to issue an exemption certificate within 30 days of receiving a parent’s homeschool affidavit. It also gives homeschooled students the right, under certain conditions, to participate in public school extracurricular activities.

Status:

1/2/2008(Senate) Bill Sent to Agencies for Fiscal Input
1/21/2008(Senate) Read First Time (Introduced) and Referred to Education Committee
1/24/2008(Senate) Held in Committee
1/28/2008(Senate) Committee—Amendment Recommendation
1/28/2008(Senate) Committee—Favorable Recommendation
1/29/2008(Senate) Committee Report Amended
2/5/2008(Senate) Second Reading
2/5/2008(Senate) Circled*
2/11/2008(Senate) Uncircled
2/11/2008(Senate) Floor Amendment
2/11/2008(Senate) Passed Second Reading
2/12/2008(Senate) Passed Third Reading
2/12/2008(House) Read First Time (Introduced)
2/24/2008(House) Referred to Education Committee
2/27/2008(House) Committee Returned to Bill Rules Committee
3/5/2008(House) Read Second Time
3/5/2008(House) Enacting Clause Struck

*To temporarily postpone action on a measure without removing it from its place on the calendar.

HSLDA's Position:
Support the deadline for public school districts to issue exemption certificates. Neutral on equal access provisions.

Action Requested:
None.

 Other Resources

February-7-2008—Your Calls Needed to Support Homeschool Legislation

February-14-2008—Utah: Update on Senate Bill 37;Homeschool and Equal Access Bill Passes Senate

Bill Text (html Version)

Bill History