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5/15/2008 5:07:07 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--S.B. 337 Passed House with Carson Amendment, 188 to 168

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May 15, 2008

New Hampshire--S.B. 337 Passed House
with Carson Amendment, 188 to 168

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Thank you to all who attended yesterday's rally against S.B. 337 at
the State House! Unfortunately, S.B. 337 did pass the full House with
the Carson Amendment (http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5133).
However, it is clear that your representatives are listening to you
because it passed by only 20 votes!

Because the Senate passed a different version of S.B. 337, the bill
will now return to the Senate for approval. If the Senate concurs
with the changes, S.B. 337 will go to Governor John Lynch for
approval. If the Senate disagrees with the changes, S.B. 337 will go
to a conference committee where both House and Senate members will try
to reach an agreement. If they cannot agree, S.B. 337 will die. Any
changes agreed upon must be voted on by both the House and the Senate.


Please note that Rep. Sharon Carson has been instrumental in fighting
for homeschooling freedom throughout this process and wanted to vote
"no" on S.B. 337. However, she had to vote for it (which carried her
amendment) to be on the conference committee to ensure that no harmful
changes are made in the future. At the risk of hurting her voting
record, Rep. Carson has worked hard to implement strategies to lessen
the bill's impact and make it easier to defeat. I encourage you to
thank Rep. Carson for all her efforts.

For more information on Senate Bill 337, see
http://www.hslda.org/Legislation/State/nh/2008/NHSB337/default.asp

We will continue to keep you updated as S.B. 337 returns to the
Senate. Thank you for all your hard work--because of your
perseverance, there is still hope that S.B. 337 will die!

Very truly yours,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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