From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/14/2003 4:02:35 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Louisiana--Homeschoolers Defeat Dangerous School Records Bill

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

April 14, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Louisiana homeschoolers are making a difference in this year's
legislative process by working hard and working together to defend
their liberties! Home School Legal Defense Association thanks the
Louisiana Home Education Network for their hard work in opposing
House Bill 63. We have just received word that HB 63 has been

HB 63 was intended to provide new incentives for students in public
schools to pay their fines, fees, and other outstanding bills. It
allowed schools to withhold copies of the student's education records
in certain cases. While the law did not directly address the case of
a student who withdraws from public school in order to homeschool,
some school officials may have used HB 63 to try to withhold their
education records.

HSLDA has brought a number of troublesome bills to the attention of
our members, but we had not highlighted HB 63. Fortunately, the
Louisiana Home Education Network was able to mobilize enough calls to
induce the bill's sponsor, Representative Cazayoux, to contact Beryl
Amedee, of the Christian Home Education Fellowship (CHEF) of
Louisiana. Representative Cazayoux found out homeschoolers were
opposed to his bill and took immediate steps to correct that problem.

HSLDA and CHEF of Louisiana directed Representative Cazayoux to the
Louisiana Home Education Network. It was their hard work that brought
this bill to homeschoolers' attention, and their phone calls that
made Representative Cazayoux withdraw his sponsorship.

With five dangerous bills still before the Louisiana Legislature (HB
935, SB 303, SB 383, SB 460, and SB 465), homeschoolers in Louisiana
still have much work to do! HSLDA encourages all Louisiana
homeschoolers to seize the opportunity to attend state and local
homeschool gatherings. CHEF of LA will be holding it's sixteenth
annual convention in Baker, LA, on April 25-26. For more information
about the CHEF convention, go to .

Very truly yours,

Scott W. Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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