House Bill 132: Homeschooled Students Obtaining Driver's Licenses

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Last Updated: May 30, 2011
House Bill 132: Homeschooled Students Obtaining Driver's Licenses
Sponsors:
Representative Pete P. Gallego
Summary:

Relating to the issuance of a driver's license to a person who has not obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent.

This bill revises the current law to include a "home school" student who has been enrolled in school for at least 80 days in the fall or spring semester preceding the application for a driver's license to be eligible for a driver's license.

HSLDA's Position:

Homeschools can legally operate as private schools in Texas. Texas House Bill 132 uses the term “home school” and since Texas homeschools are private schools, HSLDA believes that the term “home school” should remain out of statutes as it is inconsistent with the current legal arrangement. If the term “home school” is added to statutes, it may invite more state regulation of homeschooling in Texas.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

11/08/2010     (House)     Prefiled
02/11/2011     (House)     Read first time and referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
04/12/2011     (House)     Scheduled for public hearing on 04/12/2011 at 2 p.m.; Room E1.026—First floor of Capitol Extension
04/12/2011     (House)     Testimony taken and registrations recorded in committee; left pending in committee
04/18/2011     (House)     Considered in formal meeting, committee substitute considered in committee, reported favorably as substituted
04/27/2011     (House)     Committee report distributed and filed with committee coordinator
04/28/2011     (House)     Committee report sent to Calendars
05/30/2011     (House)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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