House Bill 154: Creates Statewide Education Plan for 3- and 4-Year-Olds

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Last Updated: April 15, 2012
House Bill 154: Creates Statewide Education Plan for 3- and 4-Year-Olds
Sponsors:
Representatives Scott Kawasaki, Chris Tuck, Les Gara, and Pete Petersen
Summary:

This bill would require the Department of Education to devise a statewide early childhood education plan for students 3 and 4 years old.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control over education, especially for children this young. Parents, not public school officials, should decide when a child’s formal education should begin. This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

02/11/2011     (House)     First reading
02/11/2011     (House)     Referred to Education & Finance
03/09/2011     (House)     Education hearing at 9:00 a.m.
03/09/2011     (House)     Heard and held
03/14/2011     (House)     Education hearing at 8:00 a.m.
03/14/2011     (House)     Moved committee substitute out of committee
03/16/2011     (House)     Do pass: Cissna, Seaton, Kawasaki, Dick
03/16/2011     (House)     No recommendation: Feige, Pruitt, P. Wilson
03/16/2011     (House)     Referred to Finance
04/15/2012     (House)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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