House Bill 144: Early Childhood Development Programs

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Last Updated: January 24, 2013
House Bill 144: Early Childhood Development Programs
Sponsors:
Representative Connolly, Representative Filer, Representative Harshman, Representative Harvey, Representative Northrup, Senator Jim D. Anderson (SD02), Senator Barnard, and Senator Rothfuss
Summary:

Commissions the Department of Family Services to develop policy recommendations on early childhood development and kindergarten readiness programs. Bills like this are a potential first step toward lowering the compulsory school attendance age and increased 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.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

1/14/2013     (House)     Introduced and Referred to House Education Commmittee
1/17/2013     (House)     House Education Commmittee recommended amend and do pass.
1/17/2013     (House)     Amendment Adopted
1/17/2013     (House)     Passed committee of the whole
1/18/2013     (House)     Passed Second Reading
1/19/2013     (House)     Failed Third Reading

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