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2/23/2012 3:58:36 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
West Virginia: Victory! RFRA Passes House and HB 4309 Diverted!

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Victory! RFRA Passes House and HB 4309 Diverted to "study committee"

February 23, 2012

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your involvement in this legislative session has resulted in two
important victories for freedom.

HB 2567, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed the House today
and is on its way to the Senate for consideration. Your presence on
Capitol Day and contacting your Senators have been important and we
will continue to keep you updated as the bill progresses through to
the Senate Judiciary Committee for deliberation and a vote. All but
two delegates (Delegate Danny Wells and Delegate John Doyle) voted for
HB 2567! Please remember to thank your delegate for his or her
support.

The dangerous HB 4309 that would have defined habitual absence from
school as abuse or neglect has been assigned to a study committee.
This is a good result and it appears that rather than simply amending
the abuse and neglect code, legislators will look to understand and
address root causes of absence from school and try to address them in
more productive ways. Thank you for taking action on this important
legislation that looked like it was moving towards becoming law.
Without your quick and decisive action freedom for all parents in West
Virginia would have been damaged.

You can find out who your delegate is by clicking here:
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/districts/maps/hse_dist.cfm

Thank you for your effort to extend freedom in West Virginia!

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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