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7/6/2007 3:34:56 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Alabama: Legislative Wrap-Up

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July 6, 2007

Alabama--Legislative Wrap-Up

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The Alabama General Assembly adjourned for the year on June 7, 2007.
HSLDA tracked several bills during the 2007 session that could have
affected the rights of parents who educate their children at home.
None of them became law.

House Bill 440 and Senate Bill 53 would have authorized students
taught by tutors and those taught at home in a church school to
participate in extracurricular activities at public and nonpublic
schools, if the nonpublic school would permit such participation.
Neither of these bills was voted out of committee for action in their
respective houses prior to the conclusion of the legislative session.

House Bill 447 would have authorized social services to fingerprint
parents and children who are the subject of a child abuse or neglect
investigation and to conduct a criminal history background check on
them. This was an unnecessary and unreasonable invasion of a family's
privacy. It treated family members, including children, as criminals
even before they were arrested for any violation of the law.
Fortunately, this bill died when the General Assembly adjourned
without voting it out of the Committee on Government Operations.

We are grateful for your vigilance and involvement to support parental
rights in Alabama and keep your ability to teach your own children
free from unreasonable governmental interference.

For more information regarding legislation affecting your rights in
Alabama, please visit our web site at
http://www.hslda.org/AL
Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
Senior Counsel

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