From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


10/14/2010 1:40:57 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Ohio--Update: H.B. 371 Not Moving Yet

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

October 14, 2010

Ohio--Update: H.B. 371 Not Moving Yet

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

We have previously made you aware of House Bill 371, which has been in
the Civil and Commercial Law Committee for over 10 months. By way of
an update, there has been no action taken since our last update in
May. HSLDA continues to monitor the bill in coordination with CHEO and
will keep you informed.

House Bill 371 is a 565-page bill that would restructure Ohio's
current abuse and neglect code and increase state intervention in the
parent-child relationship in Ohio. The bill contains language that
would essentially "ban" corporal discipline in Ohio and create seven
new and vague categories under which social workers could justify
taking any action they deem appropriate during social services
investigations. We are grateful to each one of you who made the effort
to contact lawmakers and ask them to oppose this bill. During this
election season we encourage you to make contact with your
representatives and candidates to tell them to oppose this

As the election season approaches, we want to remind you about another
important effort underway to help support homeschooling freedom in
Ohio. Ohioans for Educational Freedom ("OEF") focuses on the
importance of the Ohio State Board of Education (OSBE) to
homeschoolers by supporting home education-friendly OSBE candidates.
As a statewide political action committee, OEF is imploring you to
help endorsed candidates running for the State Board of Education. You
can identify who is running in your district, here:

Please take advantage of this important resource by visiting their
website and signing up for their email alerts on select candidates: . Elections are just around the

You have other opportunities to get involved in this election season.
HSLDA's Generation Joshua program is putting together a Student Action
Team in Ohio to assist a homeschool-friendly U.S. House of
Representatives candidate. For more information, and to find out how
you can assist this supporter of the Parental Rights Amendment, visit:

Thank you for your attention to these important matters of freedom and
for your ongoing support.

Standing with you!

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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