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4/7/2010 10:33:48 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Louisiana: Urgent--Your Action Needed to Support Bill

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Louisiana: Urgent--Your Action Needed to Support Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

We need your emails right now to the members of the House Education
Committee to urge them to support House Bill 936. This bill would
repeal the requirement that home study parents provide evidence that
their 11-year-olds have been immunized against meningococcal disease.

Current law requires approved home study programs to provide to the
Department of Education evidence that their children have received
this immunization. We do not believe home study parents should have to
provide any evidence of their children's immunizations to the
Department of Education.

House Bill 936 is going to be heard in the House Education Committee
this morning. We understand that Representative Baldone, the sponsor
of House bill 936, is confident that he will be able to pass it out of
the House Education Committee, but we would like to have as many
people as possible contact the committee members to help ensure the
bill is passed out of committee. Please call now.

ACTION SUGGESTED:

1.) Please call or email the committee members listed below and give
them the following message in your own words:

"Please support House Bill 936. This bill would remove home study
parents from having to provide personal immunization information to
the Department of Education. Home study parents should not have to
provide their children's medical information; instead, this should be
between them and their doctor.

If your last name ends in A-H contact the first six committee members.
I-P contact the next six committee members and Q-Z please contact the
remaining five committee members.

House Education Committee Members

Representative Badon, Austin Chairman
Email: larep100@legis.state.la.us

Representative Hoffmann, Frank A. Vice Chair
Email: hoffmanf@legis.state.la.us

Representative Armes, James K.
Email: armesj@legis.state.la.us

Representative Aubert, Elton M.
Email: auberte@legis.state.la.us

Representative Carmody, Thomas
Email: carmodyt@legis.state.la.us

Representative Carter, Stephen F.
Email: carters@legis.state.la.us

Representative Chandler, Billy R.
Email: larep022@legis.state.la.us

Representative Chaney, Charles R.
Email: chaneyb@legis.state.la.us

Representative Dixon, Herbert B.
Email: dixonh@legis.state.la.us

Representative Downs, Hollis
Email: larep012@legis.state.la.us

Representative Edwards, John Bel
Email: edwardsj@legis.state.la.us

Representative Hardy, Rickey
Email: hardyr@legis.state.la.us

Representative Richardson, Clifton R.
Email: hardyr@legis.state.la.us

Representative Ritchie, Harold L.
Email: larep075@legis.state.la.us

Representative Schroder, John M.
Email: schrodej@legis.state.la.us

Representative Smith, Patricia Haynes
Email: smithp@legis.state.la.us

Representative Thibaut, Major
Email: thibautm@legis.state.la.us

BACKGROUND:

Any parent who has an 11-year-old child enrolled in an approved home
study program is currently required to provide evidence to the
Department of Education that their child has been immunized against
the meningococcal disease.

While the evidence that is currently being accepted is a simply check
mark that your child has received this immunization, we do not believe
that a parent should have to provide any information on their child's
immunizations to the Department of Education. House Bill 936 would fix
this and removed home study parents from this additional reporting
requirement.

This bill was originally scheduled to be heard later this month but
was moved up on the committee's schedule. Please call now.


Sincerely,

Thomas J. Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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