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3/27/2008 4:58:34 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--Action Needed to Oppose Changes to State Homeschool Law

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

March 27, 2008

New Hampshire--Action Needed to Oppose
Changes to State Homeschool Law

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Senate Bill 337, which increases government control over New Hampshire
homeschoolers, is scheduled for a public hearing by the House
Education Committee on April 2, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. HSLDA Attorney
Michael Donnelly intends to attend and testify, and we need as many
people as possible to attend the hearing in opposition to the bill.
If you cannot attend the hearing, please call the committee members
and ask them to vote S.B. 337 "inexpedient to legislate."

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has promised to sign any legislation
sponsored by Senator Iris Estabrook (this includes S.B. 337), so it is
vital that we stop this bill in committee!


1. Attend the House Education Committee hearing on S.B. 337 on
Wednesday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m., in Legislative Office Building 207.
CheNH and other pro-homeschooling representatives will be attending
the hearing as well. When you arrive, please sign up to oppose the
bill. Signing in does not obligate you to testify; however, if you
would like to testify, you may. A talking points memo will be
distributed in the next few days to assist you in preparing for your

2. Call or email the members of the House Education Committee, and,
in your own words, give them the following message:

"S.B. 337 adds back in a requirement for homeschoolers that was taken
out two years ago in H.B. 406. There is no evidence indicating that
this section is needed. The current law ensures that the state's
interest in education is met, whereas the proposed changes create
unnecessary burdens on homeschooling families and participating
agencies. "

If your last name begins with the letter A-E, please call
representatives 1-4; if it begins with F-J, call 5-8; if K-O, call
9-12; if P-T, 13-16; if U-Z, 17-20.

The House Education Committee is as follows:

1. Rep. Emma L. Rous (D), Chair
(603) 868-7030

2. Rep. J. Timothy Dunn (D), Vice Chair
(603) 357-7993

3. Rep. Judith E. Day (D), Clerk
(603) 964-1816

4. Kimberly C. Shaw (D)
(603) 882-2845

5. Rep. Charles B. Yeaton (D)
(603) 736-9087

6. Rep. Claudette R. Jean (D)
(603) 883-3824

7. Rep. Claire D. Clarke (D)
(603) 796-2268

8. Rep. Kimberley S. Casey (D)
(603) 772-8506

9. Rep. Barbara E. Shaw (D)
(603) 626-4681

10. Rep. Scott A. Merrick (D)
(603) 788-4311

11. Rep. James M. O'Neil (D)
(603) 424-3059

12. Rep. Judith T. Reeve (D)
(603) 524-2644

13. Rep. Sharon M. Carson (R)
(603) 434-2489

14. Rep. Paul Ingbretson
(603) 989-3092

15. Rep. David W. Hess (R)
(603) 485-9027

16. Rep. William J. Remick (R)
(603) 788-2444

17. Rep. Nancy F. Stiles (R)
(603) 926-6467

18. Rep. Karen K. McRae (R)
(603) 497-2186

19. Rep. Elenore Casey Crane (R)
(603) 881-9048

20. Rep. Pamela G. Price (R)
(603) 888-4774

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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