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12/3/2008 11:19:54 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire: Act Now to Prevent Increase in Homeschool Regulation

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New Hampshire: Act Now to Prevent Increase in Homeschool Regulation

Dear New Hampshire Members and Friends:

As you know, S.B. 337 was passed last year to modify New Hampshire's
homeschool law. The law also established a commission to examine New
Hampshire's homeschool law and make recommendations. It has been
reported that the commission met five times and has now submitted its
required report to the state legislature. In its report, the
commission reportedly makes no recommendation for additional
legislation.

Nevertheless, Representative Judith Day (D) of Rockingham has
submitted two legislative service requests ("LSRs") indicating her
intent to file legislation that would make changes to RSA 193-A, New
Hampshire's homeschool law. These LSRs are 2009-H-0491-R and 0495-R.
The topics are respectively "relative to the evaluation procedures for
home schooled students" and "relative to annual goals and curriculum
in a home education program." To see the LSRs you can got to:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5877 .

HSLDA is working with New Hampshire homeschool leaders to defend
against any renewed attacks on homeschooling freedoms. And while we
do not have the proposed language of this legislation, there is little
doubt that these proposed laws will seek to increase regulation over
New Hampshire homeschools.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please contact the prime sponsor of this proposed legislation,
Representative Judith Day, and give her the following message in your
own words:

"It is my understanding that the S.B. 337 commission did not recommend
any legislation. What is the problem your proposed legislation is
intended to solve? How will it solve the problem? As a homeschooling
parent I believe that the current law is working fine. Please do not
introduce any homeschool legislation."

You can reach Representative Day by phone at (603)964-5845 and by
email at jed1226@earthlink.net. Email is preferred as it will allow
you to receive a written response which can then be forwarded to
others for further use. Please forward any interesting response to
NH@hslda.org.

In your communications with Representative Day or other legislators,
please remain polite and professional. Remember that New Hampshire
legislators are volunteers who essentially donate their time and
energy to serve. As homeschoolers, it is to our benefit that we
disagree without being disagreeable.

Thank you for your effort in preserving freedom for homeschooling in
New Hampshire!

In your service,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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