Senate Bill 9: Changes Compulsory Attendance Age to Between 6 and 18

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Senate Bill 9: Changes Compulsory Attendance Age to Between 6 and 18
Sponsors:
Senator Bettye Davis
Summary:

Current law requires school attendance between the ages of 7 and 16. This bill would expand the state's control over education by changing the ages to between 6 and 18.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/19/2011     (Senate)     Read for the first time
01/19/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Education, Judiciary, & Finance committees
02/14/2011     (Senate)     Education Committee hearing at 8:00 a.m.
02/21/2011     (Senate)     Education Committee hearing at 8:00 a.m.
02/21/2011     (Senate)     Reported out of Education Committee with three "do pass" recommendations (from Thomas, Meyer, and Stevens)
03/16/2011     (Senate)     Reported out of Judiciary Committee with one "do pass" recommendation (from French) and two "no recommendations" (from Wielechowski and Paskvan)
02/03/2012     (Senate)     Reported out of Finance Committee with five "do pass" recommendations (from Hoffman, Thomas, Egan, McGuire, and Ellis) and two "no recommendations" (from Stedman and Olson)
03/26/2012     (Senate)     Read for the second time
03/26/2012     (Senate)     Scheduled for third reading on 3/28/2012
03/28/2012     (Senate)     Read for the third time
03/28/2012     (Senate)     Passed the Senate 13-7 and transmitted to the House
03/29/2012     (House)     Read the first time and referred to Education, Judiciary, and Finance committees
03/29/2012     (House)     Referred to Education Committee
04/15/2012     (House)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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