Bad access bill dies in committee
Calls from home schoolers across New Hampshire poured into Concord in response to HSLDA's e-lert about the dangers of House Bill 708. The bill would have redefined "child" to include persons above compulsory attendance age, with unpredictable consequences.
Representatives of Christian Home Educators of New Hampshire testified against the bill at the committee hearing, and on March 21, the House Education Committee voted to kill the bill. Thank you for helping stop this troublesome bill.
A similar bill, H.B. 631, which HSLDA does not oppose, is still pending before the committee. On May 23, a House Education Committee subcommittee conducted a work session to consider amendments to H.B. 631. HSLDA attorney Scott Woodruff attended at the invitation of Representative Steve Winters and contributed to the discussion. At the conclusion of the work session, the subcommittee voted to recommend to the full committee a version of the bill that would give all home schoolers who have not graduated access to extra-curricular public school activities.
- Scott A. Woodruff