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If passed, Senate Bill 345 will require any person who is under the age of 18 years to show proof that they are in compliance with the compulsory school attendance law, that they have graduated from high school graduation or that the have a general educational development (GED) certificate to get a driver's license.
A parent of a verified homeschool program would be able to provide written confirmation that their student was in compliance with New Mexico law as a homeschool student. While not defined in Senate Bill 345, it appears a verified homeschool program is a program that has reported to the Public Education Department (PED) and has a letter of verification or verification number from the PED.
We are opposed to the bill at this time.
2/01/2011 (Senate) Introduced
2/17/2011 (Senate) Judiciary Committee
3/19/2011 (Senate) Died in Senate
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