From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/20/2012 11:47:34 AM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
Victory: HB 1440 Passes with GOOD Amendment

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Victory: HB 1440 Passes with GOOD Amendment

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The New Hampshire House listened to your emails and calls and passed
HB 1440 with Minority Amendment No. 0645. This bill allows parents to
choose an online driver's training program without the additional
requirement of behind-the-wheel training with a driving school
instructor and could save families hundreds of dollars. Please be
ready to take action, if necessary, to help HB 1440 pass the Senate.

It has been a busy legislative season, and the March 29 crossover
deadline for bills is quickly approaching. The crossover deadline is
the last day the House is allowed to take action on bills before
sending them over to the Senate, and vice versa. HSLDA is tracking a
number of bills that would affect homeschoolers in New Hampshire. Here
is a brief summary and updated status of these bills:

> HB 545 provides for one-time only homeschool notification; passed
the House; introduced in the Senate and referred to the Senate
Education Committee.

> HB 1139 changes the unique pupil identification system for
homeschoolers requiring an opt-in instead of today's opt-out;
Education Committee recommended passing the bill as amended; waiting
for floor vote by the full House.

> HB 1162 establishes a committee to study the effects of compulsory
school attendance on children and families; voted inexpedient to
legislate (ITL).

> HB 1360 requires the State Board of Education to submit proposed
rules to the House and Senate education committees for approval;
passed House Education Committee; being considered by Executive
Departments and Administration Committee.

> HB 1382 requires a truant officer to get a warrant or parental
permission before returning a child to school; voted ITL.

> HB 1440 provides for online driver's education; passed the House
with minority amendment as requested - Thank you for your calls!

> HB 1536 prohibits the government from substantially burdening a
person's free exercise of religion; voted ITL.

> HB 1571 changes the homeschool law to require parents to keep a copy
of an evaluation rather than having to send it to a participating
agency; passed the House; introduced in the Senate and referred to
Senate Education Committee.

> HB 1607/SB 372 establishes an education tax credit; HB 1607 is being
considered by the House Ways and Means Committee; the Senate Education
Committee recommended passing SB 372 with an amendment.

Please stay tuned for action e-lerts as we continue to monitor the
status of these bills. You can always check out our website for
additional information at

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:

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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When a social service worker arrives at your door, tension can run
high. Wouldn't it be nice to get your lawyer on the phone,
providing you with immediate step-by-step guidance?

More reasons to join HSLDA...

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