House Bill 39: Changes Location for Filing Declaration of Intent and Attendance Records for Home Study Programs

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House Bill 39: Changes Location for Filing Declaration of Intent and Attendance Records for Home Study Programs
Sponsors:
Representatives Tommy Benton, Terry England, Doug McKillip, and Len Walker
Summary:

This bill has been amended by a substitute bill approved by the Senate Education and Youth Committee. As presently drafted, it would change the location for filing a declaration of intent and attendance records for a home study program from the local superintendent of schools to the Department of Education. Additionally, attendance records would be filed annually instead of monthly under current law. The amended version would also make it clear that no judicial proceedings may be commenced for excessive absences unless a school system first sends the parent a notice by certified mail, return receipt requested.

HSLDA's Position:

This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/12/2011     (House)     First reading
01/24/2011     (House)     Second reading
02/03/2011     (House)     Committee favorably reported
02/09/2011     (House)     Third reading
02/09/2011     (House)     Passed/adopted 153-15
02/10/2011     (Senate)     Read and referred to Education and Youth Committee
03/30/2011     (Senate)     Favorably reported from committee
03/30/2011     (Senate)     Second reading
01/09/2012     (Senate)     Recommitted
01/30/2012     (Senate)     Committee favorably reported
03/19/2012     (Senate)     Third reading
03/19/2012     (Senate)     Passed Senate 41-9
03/29/2012     (House)     House agreed to Senate substitute 159-9
04/05/2012     (House)     Bill sent to governor
05/01/2012     (House)     Bill signed by the governor
07/01/2012     (House)     Effective date

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