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6/8/2005 4:56:36 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--Calls Needed - Good Homeschool Bill Urgently Needs Your Help

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New Hampshire--Calls Needed - Good Homeschool Bill Urgently Needs Your
Help


Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls are needed immediately to convince the New Hampshire Senate
to support HB 406 as passed by the House of Representatives. The bill
will remove needless paperwork requirements involving curriculum,
tables of contents, scope and sequence, and book lists.

Although the Senate Education Committee attached a harmful amendment
to HB 406, we understand that this was primarily due to a drafting
problem, and was not the intention of the committee. Senator Peter
Bragdon, the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, will stand in
the Senate tomorrow to remove this harmful amendment.

The battle will then be for the heart and soul of the bill itself
whether the Senate will pass HB 406 with the same excellent language
the House adopted, or whether the Senate will amend the bill to make
first time homeschoolers submit the needless paperwork.


ACTION REQUESTED

Please call your own senator immediately. Your message can be as
simple as:
"Please support HB 406 as passed by the House. It is a good bill that
will eliminate needless paperwork and restrictions on families who
choose to homeschool."

To find contact information for your senator, go to
http://capwiz.com/hslda/home/ .


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1. The Senate Education Committee voted in favor of the harmful
amendment before actually seeing it in writing. When the committee
finally saw it in writing, they realized it was not what they
intended. We believe this was a result of ordinary miscommunication
and did not involve the breaking of any Senate rule. The members of
the committee do not support the amendment as it was actually drafted,
and we can be confident this amendment will be removed tomorrow.

2. If the Senate were to pass the bill in a form different than the
form passed by the House, it would be referred to a conference
committee. If the conference committee members could not agree on
language, the bill would die. If they did agree on language, the bill
would go back to one or both houses for approval. Or, the Senate
could vote to "re refer" the bill to the Senate Education Committee,
in which case the bill would receive no further action this year, but
would be ready for committee attention in the Senate in the next
legislative session.


Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Scott A. Woodruff
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