House Bill 6: Lowers Compulsory Age from 7 to 6

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Last Updated: May 26, 2011
House Bill 6: Lowers Compulsory Age from 7 to 6
Sponsors:
Representative John Merrill
Summary:

This bill would lower the compulsory school attendance age from 7 to 6.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control over education. Parents, not state officials, are best able to determine when a child is ready for formal education.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

3/01/2011     (House)     Read for the first time and referred to Education Policy Committee
3/24/2011     (House)     Read for the second time and placed on the calendar
4/19/2011     (House)     Passed third reading
4/19/2011     (House)     Collins amendment offered
4/19/2011     (House)     Newton substitute amendment offered
4/19/2011     (House)     Collins motion to table adopted
4/19/2011     (House)     Williams substitute amendment offered
4/19/2011     (House)     Collins motion to table adopted
4/19/2011     (House)     Merrill motion to table lost
4/19/2011     (House)     Motion to adopt adopted
4/19/2011     (House)     Warren amendment offered
4/19/2011     (House)     Merrill motion to table lost
4/19/2011     (House)     Motion to adopt adopted
4/19/2011     (House)     Williams motion to carry over until specified time tabled
4/19/2011     (House)     Merrill motion to table adopted
4/19/2011     (House)     Motion to read a third time and pass adopted 58-30
4/19/2011     (Senate)     Read for the first time and referred to Education Committee
5/26/2011     (Senate)     Read for the second time and placed on the calendar with one amendment
5/26/2011     (Senate)     Pending third reading on day 27; favorably reported from Education Committee

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