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3/10/2010 9:19:04 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
South Dakota--Call Your Senator to Support Scholarship Equity Bill

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South Dakota--Call Your Senator to Support Scholarship Equity Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Thank you for your calls! Late Monday, the full Senate voted
overwhelmingly in favor of HB 1160, the scholarship equity bill.

But the Senate version differs from the House version. It is likely
that a conference committee will be appointed to reduce the two
versions to one version. Both houses will then vote on the conference
committee bill.

Time is very short. The bill MUST come out of conference committee
and be voted on in both houses no later than Friday, March 12, or the
bill will be lost.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call your senator and your representative immediately. Your
message can be as simple as "Please give homeschool students access to
the Opportunity Scholarship. They deserve basic fairness. Vote yes on
HB 1160."

Use our Legislative Toolbox to identify your senator and
representative at http://www.hslda.org/toolbox .

BACKGROUND

Both the House and the Senate versions give homeschoolers their first
crack at this scholarship.

The Senate version requires an SAT score of 1280. The House version
requires 1200.

The Senate version requires an ACT score of 28. The House version
requires 26.

The Senate version automatically exempts homeschoolers from the
curriculum requirements. The House version requires the Board of
Regents to make a determination about whether a student can satisfy
the curriculum requirements.

What should we hope for out of conference committee? A bill which
automatically exempts homeschoolers from the curriculum requirements,
and requires an ACT of 26 or an SAT of 1200. But the conference
committee has wide latitude in what it can do. It could produce a
version that is better--or worse--than either of the present version.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.
Senior Counsel

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