From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


6/8/2007 3:06:48 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California: AB 1236 Joint Legislative Newsflash - June 7, 2007

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

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From: Roy Hanson's Private and Home Educators of California and HSLDA
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Bill: AB 1236 (as introduced 2/23/07) - 5 Year-Old Compulsory
Author: State Assembly Member Gene Mullin

Position: Strongly Oppose

Status: Temporarily Stopped In Assembly Appropriations Committee -
Until 2008

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AB 1236 has been held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee at the
request of the author. This is a tremendous victory for now. We
praise God for His work through you to bring about this victory. We
also thank you for your prayer and financial support, which enable us
to work directly with the Legislature, with other groups, and to be
able to issue Alerts and background papers to families across

According to the author's office, AB 1236 has been put on hold until
January 2008. If it were to pass out of the Assembly at that time, it
would then have to be passed by committee and floor votes in the
Senate before being sent to the Governor for his veto or signature.

AB 1236 would lower the compulsory education age from 6 to 5 years of
age, in effect making kindergarten mandatory. AB 1236 also would take
another incremental step toward a universal preschool program for 3
and 4 year-olds.

NO further action is needed on AB 1236 at this time.

If and when AB 1236, or any similar bill, is brought up for
consideration by the Legislature, we will issue an appropriate Action
Alert requesting your involvement.

For our important background information on issues related to Early
Childhood Education, read our papers on this topic, which are posted
at, and our April 19, 2007
Action Alert (for which the Action Items are on hold for the rest of
this year).

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Permission given to reprint or forward this Newsflash unaltered to
your friends, church, school, and group.
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Roy Hanson's HELP Tree
Private and Home Educators of California
P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
Fax: (916) 415-9470

HELP Tree Director
P.O. Box 100
Somerset, CA 95684-0100
Fax: (530) 622-4717

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The purpose of this communication is to present information and
express our position on the issues addressed. We encourage you to
research this for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
Regardless of your position, we strongly urge you to exercise your
constitutional right to express your position to your elected
representatives. We have included an example of how we have expressed
our position.
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Home Educators of California.
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