From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/16/2012 4:02:51 PM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
Homeschool Freedom Hearing Tomorrow!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Homeschool Freedom Hearing Tomorrow!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Tomorrow is the day! 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 tomorrow, April
17, 2012. Together, these bills would greatly improve the regulatory
environment for homeschoolers in New Hampshire, and they need your

> 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.

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 improve New Hampshire homeschool law!


1. Attend the public hearing tomorrow! Sign the blue sheet and
testify in favor of both bills as written. If there is much
controversy over these bills, the Senate could try to put them in a
study committee. If possible, support the bills as written. Hearings
are scheduled for tomorrow, 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.

2. If you have not already done so, make contact with the Senate
Education Committee and encourage 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 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

-> What do you look like when you get out of bed?

It's hard to look our best all the time. HSLDA works to present
homeschooling in an engaging, dynamic, and informative light to
the public news media.

More reasons to join HSLDA...

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