From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/7/2003 6:21:19 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
West Virginia--Homeschool Bill Update

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Home School Legal Defense Association is passing along the most
recent information from John Carey of Christian Home Educators of
West Virginia. Please continue to call your delegates and senators.
You may find the names of your representatives by going to and entering your zip code. The battle is not
yet won, but we are closer than ever.

Very truly yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

Report from John Carey
CHEWV - Legislative Coordinator
Legislative Update - 3/7/03 - SB206 - The Homeschool Bill


SB206 advanced to third reading with no amendments in the House
today. It will be up for a final House vote Saturday at the morning
session that begins at 11:00 AM. If it passes the final House vote,
it will then be sent for a vote in the Senate. If the Senate decides
to concur with the House version of SB206, one final vote will be
taken; and it will be ready for the Governor's signature.


In addition to a vote on SB206, a highly talented violinist and
homeschool youth, 13-year-old Charles Morey, will be playing his
violin for the entire House during the morning session. This
promises to be a very memorable session. Please remember that your
presence really matters. Those who oppose us are not about to give
up the fight in either House. Behind the scenes, they are still
working against us.


As has been reported earlier, SB181 the Senate version was inserted
into SB206 at a House Education Committee meeting Thursday evening.
This bill is now identical to the Senate version of SB181, which was
passed by unanimous consent in the Senate earlier in the session.
This is why we are now asking all families to show their support for
the House Substitute for SB206.

If at all possible, please try to make it on Saturday. Parking on
Saturday is free in the parking lot surrounding the capitol, so you
will probably not need to park at Laidley Field although this is
quite close as well.

Your presence does matter. The entire homeschool community needs the
help of those who come on Saturday. Please arrive before 11:00 if at
all possible. We will meet in front of the House Chamber. If you
cannot come, please be ready to make phone calls after the vote on

A map of the capitol complex can be found at

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