From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/25/2002 1:44:43 PM
Scott W. Somerville, Esq., Staff Attorney of HSLDA
Ohio--Update on H.B. 402

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

April 25, 2002

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Home School Legal Defense Association is happy to announce that the
determined efforts of home schoolers have been successful. On April
23, 2002, the Senate approved the Wachtmann amendment to House Bill
402. (For more information on this bill, and why the amendment was
needed, see our previous elerts at )

The bill will now go back to the House for a concurring vote. We do
not expect any problems here since both the Ohio Department of
Commerce and the primary sponsor of H.B. 402, Representative Collier,
support the Wachtmann amendment.

An important but often neglected part of good lobbying is feedback
after the vote. HSLDA urges you to communicate with your senator your
feelings about his or her vote. You can find your Senator's name and
telephone number by using our "legislative toolbox" (click: The senators voted as follows:


Ron Amstutz (R)
Jeffry Armbruster (R)
Steve Austria (R)
Louis Blessing (R)
James Carnes (R)
Kevin Coughlin (R)
Richard Finan (R)
Robert Gardner (R)
David Goodman (R)
Bill Harris (R)
Jay Hottinger (R)
Jeff Jacobson (R)
Jim Jordan (R)
Priscilla Mead (R)
Larry Mumper (R)
Scott Nein (R)
Scott Oelslager (R)
C.J. Prentiss (D)
Robert Spada (R)
Lynn Wachtmann (R)
Doug White (R)


Daniel Brady (D)
Greg DiDonato (D)
Eric Fingerhut (D)
Linda Furney (D)
Randy Gardner (R)
Robert Hagan (D)
Leigh Herington (D)
Mark Mallory (D)
Tom Roberts (D)
Tim Ryan (D)
Michael Shoemaker (D)

Note: Senator Ben Espy was absent.

Thank you for standing with us in freedom,

Very truly yours,

Scott W. Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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