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6/1/2005 4:11:59 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Louisiana--Update-Victory on Compulsory Attendance Bill

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June 1, 2005


Louisiana--Update-Victory on Compulsory Attendance Bill


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Your calls worked! At yesterday's hearing, the House Education
Committee voted 8 to 3 to defer House Bill 476. The vote to defer the
bill effectively kills this threat to parental rights.

This bill would have lowered the compulsory attendance age in
Louisiana from 7 to 5. If HB 476 had not been stopped, homeschooling
families would have had to report two years earlier than they do right
now.

The following was reported by Beryl Amedee with CHEF of Louisiana, who
testified at the committee hearing:

"Rep. Jackson was scolded by the committee chair for disrespecting the
office responsible for fiscal notes . . . He even refused to
understand exactly why his bill infringes on parental rights . . .
even though attorney Scott Norton of the DOE expressed parental rights
concerns!"

Please write to those who voted in favor of deferring the bill and
thank them. With your phone calls you impacted the legislature and
stood up for freedom. We also want to thank CHEF of Louisiana for
their presence at the hearing and testimony against the bill.
Together, victory was won!


REQUESTED ACTION

1) Please thank the House Education Committee members listed below for
their support of parental rights and their vote to defer House Bill
476.

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

House Education Committee Members

Chairman
Representative Carl Crane
Email address: ccrane@legis.state.la.us

Members
Representative Ernest J. Alexander
Email address: larep043@legis.state.la.us

Representative A. G. Crowe
Email address: larep076@legis.state.la.us

Representative Hollis Downs
Email address: hdowns@legis.state.la.us

Representative Lelon Kenney
Email address: larep020@legis.state.la.us

Representative Henry Powell
Email address: larep073@legis.state.la.us

Representative Mike Powell
Email address: larep006@legis.state.la.us

Representative Donald M. Trahan
Email address: larep031@legis.state.la.us


To become a member of HSLDA and help us fight for homeschool freedom
in Louisiana, please visit http://www.hslda.org/join/apply.asp . Thank
you for your support!


Sincerely,

Thomas J. Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney
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