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1/19/2012 2:59:50 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Freedom Alert: Take Action to Advance Homeschool Freedom

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Freedom Alert: Take Action to Advance Homeschool Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The New Hampshire House of Representatives is moving swiftly to
advance the cause of homeschooling freedom in New Hampshire, and your
action is needed to support House Bill 1571, which is scheduled for a
public hearing in the House Education Committee on January 25 at 1:00
p.m. in Room 207 of the legislative office building, located behind
the Capitol in Concord. I plan to attend to testify in favor of this
bill and hope to see you there!

In addition to HB 545, which was approved by the House, HB 1571,
sponsored by J.R. Hoell of Merrimack - District 13, would further
change the homeschool law to require parents to simply keep a copy of
an evaluation rather than having to send it to a participating agency.
The bill also repeals 193-A:7 and A:8, which provide for a "due
process hearing" and permit an order terminating a homeschool program
following a due process hearing. HSLDA supports due process rights for
homeschoolers, but by eliminating these two sections of 193-A, HB 1571
removes the authority of the commissioner of education to terminate a
home education program, authority which has virtually never been used
in New Hampshire.


Please plan on attending the public hearing and contact the members of
the House Education Committee and encourage them to support this bill.
You can give them the following message in your own words:

"Please support HB 1571, which simplifies home education reporting
requirements and improves freedom for homeschoolers in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire parents have demonstrated they can be relied on to
provide an excellent education without burdensome state-directed
oversight. Furthermore, by removing the commissioner's authority to
hold a hearing and terminate a home education program, authority which
has virtually never been used in New Hampshire, HB 1571 recognizes the
natural and fundamental right of parents to determine and direct their
children's education."

Contact information for members of the House Education Committee is
below. Please call your representative if listed. Families whose last
name begins with A-M, please call representatives 1-9. Families whose
last name begins with N-Z, please call representatives 10-17.

1) Representative Michael Balboni (Chair)
Phone: (603)598-3851

2) Representative Ralph Boehm (Vice Chair)
Phone: (603)860-6309

3) Representative Kathleen Lauer-Rago (Clerk)
Phone: (603)934-8223

4) Representative Karen Hutchinson
Phone: (603)434-9415

5) Representative Charles Brosseau
Phone: (603)536-1367

6) Representative J.R. Hoell
Phone: (603)315-9002

7) Representative Joseph Pitre
Phone: (603)755-2447

8) Representative Mary Gorman
Phone: (603)886-1652

9) Representative Joseph Fleck
Phone: (603)522-6741

10) Representative Robert Greemore
Phone: (603)279-8792

11) Representative Laura Jones
Phone: (603)948-2264

12) Representative Mary Gile
Phone: (603)224-2278

13) Representative June Frazer
Phone: (603)228-0048

14) Representative Jeffrey St. Cyr
Phone: (603)875-5473

15) Representative Gregory Hill
Phone: (603)286-7329

16) Representative Rick Ladd
Phone: (603)989-3268

17) Representative Barbara Shaw
Phone: (603)626-4681

Without your support we could not stand for freedom in New Hampshire!
If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider
taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support our work
defending individual families threatened by government officials and
protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now at:

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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