Senate Bill 217: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18

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Last Updated: June 7, 2012
Senate Bill 217: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
Sponsors:
Senator Darrell Jackson
Summary:

Current law requires school attendance until age 17 or graduation from high school. This bill would raise the age from 17 to 18 or graduation from high school or receipt of a GED. Additionally, a child found guilty of truancy may have his driver's license suspended until age 18.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control over education. This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

12/08/2010     (Senate)     Prefiled
12/08/2010     (Senate)     Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2011     (Senate)     Introduced and read for the first time
01/11/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Committee on Education
06/07/2012     (Senate)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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