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6/20/2007 9:43:07 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Minnesota--Legislative Wrap-Up

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June 20, 2007

Minnesota--Legislative Wrap-Up

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned for the year. Throughout the
Legislature's 2007 session, Home School Legal Defense Association and
the Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) tracked
41 bills, of which only three passed both the House and the Senate.
Two of those bills--both omnibus bills--were vetoed by Governor Tim
Pawlenty.

A third omnibus bill, House File 2245, was signed by Governor Pawlenty
on May 30, 2007. During the last hours of the 2007 legislative
session, this bill was amended. The language added allows the
Commissioner of Education to make rules specifying how the
graduation-required assessment for diploma (GRAD) applies to
homeschooled students. HSLDA Attorney Mike Donnelly and MACHE's John
Tuma are working the Minnesota Commissioner of Education to ensure
that this new rulemaking authority does not adversely affect
homeschoolers. We will keep you updated on this issue as necessary.

Overall, this was a good legislative session. If you have questions
regarding a particular homeschooling legislative issue, please feel
free to contact us.

Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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