House Bill 706: Changes Filing Requirements for Home Study Programs

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House Bill 706: Changes Filing Requirements for Home Study Programs
Sponsors:
Representatives Mike Dudgeon, Brooks Coleman, Terry England, Margaret Kaiser, Tom Dickson, and Amy Carter
Summary:

This bill has been amended by a substitute bill approved by the full Senate on March 14, 2012. 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. It also states that the Department of Education may provide for the electronic submittal of documents.

HSLDA's Position:

This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/11/2012     (House)     First reading
01/12/2012     (House)     Second reading
01/12/2012     (House)     Favorably reported from Education Committee
01/25/2012     (House)     Withdrawn and recommitted
01/30/2012     (House)     Favorably reported out of committee
02/01/2012     (House)     Third reading
02/01/2012     (House)     Passed 162-0
02/02/2012     (Senate)     Read and referred
02/17/2012     (Senate)     Favorably reported out of committee
02/21/2012     (Senate)     Second reading
03/14/2012     (Senate)     Third reading
03/14/2012     (Senate)     Passed Senate 39-11
03/29/2012     (House)     House agreed to Senate substitute 168-0
04/05/2012     (House)     Bill sent to governor
04/19/2012     Signed by governor
07/01/2012     Effective date

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