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2/22/2006 3:28:03 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Washington--Your Calls Helped Win Victory in the Legislature

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February 22, 2006

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Thank you for your calls. You have been successful in stopping or
delaying harmful bills from clearing the legislative chambers. Last
week the deadline passed for bills to be approved in the houses where
they were introduced.

Due to your calls two bills relating to the Department of Social and
Health Services were stopped. House Bill 3148 would have prevented
social workers and other state employees from being held civilly
liable for acts or omissions they committed during an investigation.
House Bill 3153 would have placed all reports that a social worker
deemed to lack "sufficient evidence to make a determination" or
"inconclusive" on a parent's file for 20 years.

"Grandparent Visitation Rights" were also debated in the legislature
in House Bill 2711 and Senate Bill 6683. These bills would have given
grandparents the ability to question the decisions of fit parents and
force parents to allow visitation.

The only possibility for these bills to be resurrected is for them to
be attached to legislation that is still active. HSLDA will continue
to monitor these bills to ensure this doesn't happen. No further
action is necessary at this time.

Your calls were vital in the battle for freedom.

Sincerely,

Thomas Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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