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5/31/2007 5:07:39 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nevada: Calls Needed Now for Homeschool Freedom Bill

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Nevada: Calls Needed Now for Homeschool Freedom Bill

May 31, 2007

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Nevada Senate Bill 404, which would significantly reduce government
oversight of homeschooling families, had a tough time at its Assembly
Education Committee hearing on May 30, 2007. Many amendments were
proposed, and some were adopted by the Committee. Unfortunately, these
amendments would essentially codify existing ineffective and
restrictive homeschool regulations.

During the Assembly Education Committee hearing, testimony was given
by people who want these restrictions to remain intact, and the
Committee amended S.B. 404 according to the dictates of this small
group. The bill is now going to the Assembly floor, containing the
following amendments:

-The requirement to file annually would stay intact.
-The requirement to file an educational plan would stay intact, and
the Committee even discussed making this an annual requirement!
-The requirement that the local school district issue you a receipt
after receiving your notification would stay intact (be aware that any
time the district has to do something, they will want something in
return).

We would like to amend S.B. 404 back to the Senate version while it is
on the Assembly floor. To do this, we need you to call your Assembly
Member and let them know that you are in favor of homeschool freedom!
The legislature ends this Monday, June 4---if the bill does not pass
the Assembly before June 4, it is dead. So it is imperative that you
call your Assembly Member and encourage others to do the same.

We are working closely with the Nevada Homeschool Network to get this
bill passed.

ACTION REQUESTED
Please call or email your Assembly Member today through Saturday, June
2, and give him or her this message:

"Please pass S.B. 404 as amended by the Senate; this bill will protect
parental rights and choice in the area of education. The amendments
added by the Assembly Education Committee do not reflect what I, as a
homeschool parent, believe about homeschool freedom."

If you know who your Assembly Member is, click here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=4152
to find his or her contact information. Otherwise, you can find your
Assembly Member by using our legislative toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=4153 .

For more information on this bill, please go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=4154 .

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel


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