From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/11/2012 3:00:49 PM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
Take Action: Homeschool Freedom Hearing!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Take Action: Homeschool Freedom Hearing!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Lower burdens and increased freedom are within the grasp of New
Hampshire homeschoolers as two bills, HB 1571 and HB 545 will be heard
in the Senate Education Committee next Tuesday. Together these bills
would greatly improve the regulatory environment for homeschoolers in
New Hampshire and need your support.

> HB 1571 changes the homeschool law to require parents to simply keep
a copy of an evaluation rather than having to send it to a
participating agency. It also removes the commissioner's authority to
hold a hearing which could result in the termination of a home
education program.

> HB 545 changes the homeschool law to create one-time only
notification. It also grants the Home Education Advisory Council
approval authority over proposed rules.

Many of you showed up last week to support the Driver's Education
Bill--thank you for sending that powerful message in support of that
common sense bill. Now is your chance to support legislation that
directly affects your homeschool program. Members of the Senate
Education Committee are looking to see if there is broad support for
these bills--your presence and contact will send a strong message that
homeschoolers definitely want these positive changes.

Please take action to make the New Hampshire homeschool law better!


Attend the public hearing next Tuesday! Sign the blue sheet and
testify in favor of both bills. Hearings are scheduled for next
Tuesday April 17 in Room 103 of the legislative office building,
located behind the Capitol in Concord. HB 1571 is scheduled at 1:20
p.m. and HB 545 is scheduled at 1:40 p.m.

Make contact with the Senate Education Committee encouraging them to
support both HB 1571 and HB 545. Consider the following message in
your own words:

"Please support HB 1571 and HB 545; these bills will make our home
education law simpler and easier. Together the bills will reduce
administrative burdens on homeschoolers and public schools alike. HB
545 provides for one-time notification except for changes that will
save both homeschool parents and participating agencies time and
resources. HB 1571 was passed unanimously by consent in the House and
further reduces unnecessary paperwork requiring parents to simply
keep, rather than submit, a copy of their annual evaluation. HB 1571
removes the virtually never-used commissioner's hearing powers that
could terminate a home education program. Together both bills
recognize and uphold the natural and fundamental right of parents to
determine and direct their children's education. Please vote in favor
of both bills!"

Use the following email chain to email all of the Senate Education
Committee members. Names and phone numbers are listed below.;;;;

Senator Nancy Stiles - Committee Chair
(603) 271-3093

Senator James Forsyth - Vice Chair
603) 271-3067

Senator Sharon Carson
(603) 271-1403

Senator Molly Kelly
(603) 271-3207

Senator Russell Prescott
(603) 271-4063

For more information on these bills, visit our website bill pages

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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More reasons to join HSLDA...

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