House Bill 2872: Stricter Truancy Regulations

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Last Updated: May 14, 2013
House Bill 2872: Stricter Truancy Regulations
Sponsors:
Representative Villarreal
Summary:

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.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

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.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

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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Bill History

Bill as introduced