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2/11/2003 4:27:53 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Minnesota--Please Attend Hearing Scheduled on Homeschool Privacy Bill

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February 11, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Senator David Knutson filed Senate File 99 to protect the privacy of
homeschool data. This bill will be heard Thursday, February 13, 2002
in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Data Practices at 12:30 pm in
Room 112 at the Minnesota State Capital. If you live within driving
distance of the capital, we would encourage you to come and help
advance homeschool freedom this Thursday.

ACTION REQUESTED

1. Email the members of the House Education Policy Committee and the
Senate Judiciary Committee (call if you are their constituent). Your
message should be short and polite, such as, "Please pass HF 168 and
SF 99 in order to protect homeschool and private school privacy."

House Education Policy Committee:

Chair: Barb Sykora (651) 296-4315
rep.barb.sykora@house.mn
Vice Chair: Mark Olson (651) 296-4237
rep.mark.olson@house.mn
Lyndon Carlson (651) 296-4255
rep.lyndon.carlson@house.mn
Jeff Anderson (651) 296-4193
rep.jeff.anderson@house.mn
Dick Borrell (651) 296-4336
rep.dick.borrell@house.mn
Mark Buesgens (651) 296-5185
rep.mark.buesgens@house.mn
Randy Demmer (651) 296-9236
rep.randy.demmer@house.mn
Rob Eastlund (651) 296-5364
rep.rob.eastlund@house.mn
Sondra Erickson (651) 296-6746
rep.sondra.erickson@house.mn
Bud Heidgerken (651) 296-4317
rep.bud.heidgerken@house.mn
Jeff Johnson (651) 296-5511
rep.jeff.johnson@house.mn
Tony Kielkucki (651) 296-1534
rep.tony.kielkucki@house.mn
Karen Klinzing (651) 296-1147
rep.karen.klinzing@house.mn
Doug Meslow (651) 296-5363
rep.doug.meslow@house.mn
Carla Nelson (651) 296-0573
rep.carla.nelson@house.mn
Stephanie Olsen (651) 296-4280
rep.stephanie.olsen@house.mn
Alice Seagren (651) 296-7803
rep.alice.seagren@house.mn
Marty Seifert (651) 296-5374
rep.marty.seifert@house.mn
Dean Urdahl (651) 296-4344
rep.dean.urdahl@house.mn
Lynn Wardlow (651) 296-4128
rep.lynn.wardlow@house.mn
Connie Bernardy (651) 296-5510
rep.connie.bernardy@house.mn
Len Biernat (651) 296-4219
rep.len.biernat@house.mn
Jim Davnie (651) 296-0173
rep.jim.davnie@house.mn
Kent Eken (651) 296-9918
rep.kent.eken@house.mn
Mindy Greiling (651) 296-5387
rep.mindy.greiling@house.mn
Mike Jaros (651) 296-4246
rep.mike.jaros@house.mn
Ron Latz (651) 296-7026
rep.ron.latz@house.mn
Carlos Mariani (651) 296-9714
rep.carlos.mariani@house.mn
Gene Pelowski (651) 296-8637
rep.gene.pelowski@house.mn
Nora Slawik (651) 296-7807
rep.nora.slawik@house.mn


Senate Judiciary Committee:

Chair: Don Betzold (651) 296-2556
sen.don.betzold@senate.mn
Vice Chair: Wesley J. Skoglund (651) 296-4274
sen.wes.skoglund@senate.mn
Richard J. Cohen (651) 296-5931
sen.richard.cohen@senate.mn
David Hann (651) 296-1749
sen.david.hann@senate.mn
John C. Hottinger (651) 296-6153
John Marty (651) 296-5645
sen.john.marty@senate.mn
Thomas M. Neuville (651) 296-1279
sen.thomas.neuville@senate.mn
Julianne E. Ortman (651) 296-4837
sen.julianne.ortman@senate.mn
Ann H. Rest (651) 296-2889
sen.ann.rest@senate.mn

2. If possible, attend the hearing at the capital. To find out how to
visit the capital go to:
http://ww3.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/faqtoc.asp?subject=14.

BACKGROUND

A companion bill to House File 168, Senate File 99 would solve
Minnesota's data privacy problem by specifically stating that "data
collected by a public school on a child that must be reported
pursuant to Section 120A.24 is private data." "Private data" should
be contrasted with "directory information" or "public data," which
under Minnesota's Sunshine Law must be released upon request.

For more information about Senate File 99, visit our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/Legislation/State/mn/2003/MNSF99/default.asp

Very truly yours,

Scott W. Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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