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2/13/2003 12:19:24 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Calls Needed Urgently on Parent Taught Driver's Ed Bill

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From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
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February 13, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Rather than voting on HB 2404, the Virginia Senate Education
Committee (Sen. Russell Potts, Chairman) transferred the bill to the
Senate Transportation Committee. The Transportation Committee is
expected to take action on the bill at 2:00 PM today!

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call each Transportation Committee member and give him this
message: "Please vote in favor of H.B. 2404. Vote to give homeschool
parents the choice to teach their children how to drive."

Transportation Committee members:

SEN. JOHN WATKINS - 804-698-7510 in Richmond, 804-379-2063 in
Midlothian, or e-mail jnwatkins@aol.com (It would be best if he heard
from constituents in his district, which includes all of Amelia and
Powhatan Counties; parts of Chesterfield, Cumberland, Goochland, and
Henrico Counties; and part of Richmond City.)

SEN. MALFOURD "BO" TRUMBO - 804-698-7522 in Richmond, 540-473-2781 in
Fincastle, or e-mail mtrubmbo@sov.state.va.us. (It would be best if
he heard from constituents in his district, which includes all of
Botetourt County; parts of Montgomery and Roanoke Counties; and all
of Radford and Salem Cities.)

SEN. WALTER STOSCH - 804-698-7512 in Richmond, 804-527-7780 in Glen
Allen, or e-mail rayoub@stosch.com. (It would be best if he heard
from constituents in his district, which includes parts of Goochland
and Henrico Counties, and a part of Richmond City.)

SEN. HENRY MARSH - 804-698-7516 in Richmond, 804-648-9073 at his
local office in Richmond, or e-mail district16@sov.state.va.us. (It
would be best if he heard from constituents in his district, which
includes parts of Chesterfield and Prince George Counties; all of
Dinwiddie County and Petersburg City; and parts of Hopewell and
Richmond Cities. Tell him that Sens. Lambert and Puckett are co-
patrons, as well as Dels. Councill and Stump, and that Sens. Lucas
and Houck are supporting it.)

BACKGROUND

H.B. 2404 passed the house with strong bi-partisan support. Twenty-
two Democrats voted in favor of the bill. A handful of Republicans
voted against it.

Virginia law already allows homeschool parents to teach the classroom
portion of driver education.

Very truly yours,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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