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3/6/2008 4:58:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--S.B. 337 Going to Full Senate Improved but Still a Threat

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

March 6, 2008

New Hampshire--S.B. 337 Going to Full
Senate Improved but Still a Threat

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Yesterday, the Education Committee voted to amend S.B. 337, and then
by a vote of 4-2, to recommend to the full Senate that it "ought to
pass." Your calls and influence helped convince the committee to
modify the bill and to roll back some of the more onerous provisions
of the original.

Although the bill is much improved from its former version, it still
unnecessarily increases regulation on homeschoolers in New Hampshire.
The bill appears likely to pass the Senate as early as today and then
be referred to the House Education Committee.

As amended, the bill requires parents to submit "draft curriculum" and
"summary information" prior to their initial homeschooling program.
It also requires parents to notify their participating agency prior to
commencing a homeschool program and to re-notify annually within 30
days of the initial filing or by the first day of school in the
resident district.

You may recall that this curriculum notification element was removed
from New Hampshire homeschool law by H.B. 406 in 2006. While the
notification provision is not particularly onerous, the new
requirement that homeschoolers submit "summary information" and a
"draft curriculum" is a significant departure from current homeschool

We are working with homeschooling leaders in New Hampshire and will be
reaching out to members of the House Education Committee. Our aim is
to determine whether and how this bill can be made "inexpedient to
legislate" or amended to minimize further intrusion of the government
into New Hampshire homeschooling. One way the bill could be improved
would be to remove the new paragraph five that requires the "summary
information" and "draft curriculum".

For more information on Senate Bill 337, see .

Thank you for your support!

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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