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4/15/2003 11:35:54 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nevada--Dangerous Homeschool Testing Provision Killed in Committee

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From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
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April 15, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Thank you for your phone calls and efforts to attend the hearing for
Assembly Bill 264. As a result of your hard work, homeschool
liberties have been protected once more in Nevada! Assembly Bill 264,
which would have required standardized testing for homeschoolers, has
been amended. Section 49, the testing provision, was removed by a
committee vote at the request of the sponsor!

Frank Schnorbus, President of the Northern Nevada Homeschool Advisory
Council, reports that many homeschoolers came forward at the hearing
to testify against the offensive section of AB 264.

The amendment to remove the homeschool testing provision was offered
by AB 264's primary sponsor, Assemblywoman Christina Giunchigliani.
The HSLDA legal staff had been working for the last few weeks with
the sponsor to convince her to amend the homeschool testing provision
by removing it entirely. Your calls helped her make up her mind.

According to a policy analyst with the Assembly Education Committee,
the committee voted 11-1 in favor of passing the bill as amended.

Meanwhile, AB 311, a sports bill, moved forward at the same hearing.
While HSLDA is neutral on bills that seek to gain public benefits for
homeschoolers, it is gratifying to see a large majority of elected
representatives voting in favor of a homeschool-friendly bill.

Please visit our website for more information on these bills:
http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/NV/

I will be speaking to Nevada homeschoolers at the first annual Nevada
Homeschool Network convention in Las Vegas on Friday, June 20, and
Saturday, June 21, at 3415 South Mojave Road, Las Vegas, Nevada.

For information on this conference, go to:
http://www.nevadahomeschoolnetwork.com/convention.html

Come rally for freedom at one of these conventions and see what you
can do to make Nevada one of the best homeschool states in the
country!

Very truly yours,

Scott W. Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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