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2/7/2008 4:36:27 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA--Your Calls Needed to Support Homeschool Legislation

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February 7, 2008

HSLDA--Your Calls Needed to Support Homeschool Legislation

Dear Utah HSLDA Members and Friends:

Senator Mark Madsen, a supporter of homeschool freedom in Utah, has
introduced Senate Bill 37, which is now before the whole Senate after
receiving a favorable report from the Education Committee.

The bill would require school districts to respond to homeschoolers
within 30 days of receiving a homeschool affidavit. Because current
law does not specify a deadline, school districts sometimes wait a
long time to issue exemption certificates. Senate Bill 37 changes
this.

The legislation also mandates that homeschoolers have equal access to
public school sports programs and gives the student's instructor (for
homeschoolers, this would be the parent) the authority to certify
academic eligibility to participate.

HSLDA takes a neutral position on the sports access provision, but
supports passage of the bill without amendment.

ACTION: Please email or call your Utah state senator and ask him or
her to pass Senate Bill 37 without amendment.

To find your senator, you can use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox .
You can also call the Utah Senate at (801) 538-1035.

Thank you for helping preserve homeschool freedom in Utah!


Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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