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House Bill 1291 establishes a grant program for early childhood education programs and appropriates $3 million of taxpayer money to fund the program.
Bills like this are a potential first step toward lowering the compulsory school attendance age and increasing government involvement in a child's early education. HSLDA opposes expanding compulsory school attendance ages because doing so infringes upon parents’ freedom to make educational decisions for their children. Furthermore, valid research has demonstrated that programs like these are not effective.
|4/2/2013||(House)||Introduced and Referred to Public Health Care & Human Services Committee|
|4/16/2013||(House)||Referred to Appropriations Committee|
|4/19/2013||(House)||Referred to Committee of the Whole|
|4/19/2013||(House)||Passed Second Reading|
|4/22/2013||(House)||Passed House on Third Reading|
|4/22/2013||(Senate)||Introduced in Senate, Referred to Health & Human Services Committee|
|5/1/2013||(Senate)||Referred to Appropriations Committee|
|5/3/2013||(Senate)||Referred to Committee of the Whole|
|5/6/2013||(Senate)||Passed Second Reading|
|5/7/2013||(Senate)||Passed Senate on Third Reading|
|5/8/2013||(House)||House Concurs with Senate Amendments|
|5/28/2013||(Governor)||Signed by Governor|
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