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House Bill 2872 would enact stricter truancy measures by changing the number of days a child is allowed to be absent from school from 10 to 5 days a semester. For schools not open on a yearly basis, House Bill 2872 would only allow students to be absent 5 days a semester before initiating contact by the school.
Sometimes families who decide to homeschool in the middle of the school year are wrongly prosecuted for truancy due to the public school administration's mistake. HSLDA is concerned that stricter truancy regulations could cause problems for families withdrawing children from public school.
03/07/2013 House Introduced.
03/19/2013 House Referred to Public Education.
04/23/2013 House Considered in public hearing; Testimony taken and registrations recorded; Left pending in committee.
04/25/2013 House Considered in formal meeting; Reported favorably without amendment.
05/03/2013 House Considered in Calendars.
05/07/2013 House Placed on General State Calendar.
05/08/2013 House Read second time; Amended.
05/09/2013 House Read third time; Passed.
05/10/2013 Senate Introduced.
05/14/2013 Senate Referred to Education Committee.
Bill died in Committee.
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