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2/23/2012 10:57:25 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Utah: Action Needed to Oppose Law Targeting Homeschoolers

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Action Needed to Oppose Law Targeting Homeschoolers

February 23, 2012

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Homeschoolers may find themselves targeted by Senate Bill 191 that
would make it mandatory for a student who has missed school to receive
a habitual truancy citation.

Utah already has a law concerning students who are habitually truant.
This law defers to the discretion of the school and truancy officers,
saying that they "may" issue citations. SB191 changes that language to
"shall" issue citations. This law is harmful to homeschooling families
who may find themselves targeted by aggressive school officials, and
it is unnecessary as Utah law concerning truant students is
satisfactory.

ACTION REQUESTED

Your help is needed today! Contact your senator (info here:
http://www.utahsenate.org/aspx/roster.aspx ), asking them to vote "no"
on SB191. Your message could read:

"Please vote no on Senate Bill 191. Utah law on truancy is sufficient
and homeschool students may find themselves unintentionally targeted
by the bill."

Read the text of the bill here:
http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/sbillint/sb0191.pdf

Without your support we could not stand for freedom in Utah! 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:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13431

Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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