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6/18/2012 3:46:10 PM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
New Hampshire--New Law, New Freedom

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VICTORY--HB 545 and 1571 NOW Law! Now What?

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

As of June 18, 2012, HB 545 and HB 1571 became law--greatly expanding
homeschooling freedom in the Granite State. This is a significant
victory after years of hard work, and HSLDA congratulates all who took
part in supporting both of these bills.

While I plan to update our legal analysis in the near future to
reflect these and other changes made to the law by these two bills,
two particular issues require immediate attention.

First, HB 545 provides, among other things, a one-time notification. I
have been asked whether previous notification counts for this; our
position is that it does. HB 545 takes effect on August 12 of this
year, prior to the time when re-notification would be required in most
cases. And in those few cases where school might start prior to August
12, HSLDA's view is that notification would be unnecessary. This means
that if you have already notified for a child in New Hampshire you
need not re-notify for that child. If you move out of your school
district (if you're using the public school as your participating
agency), begin home educating a new child, or cease to home educate a
child, then you would need to notify.

Second, HB 1571 provides that homeschoolers need not submit their
end-of-year assessments to their participating agency. Because the law
is now in affect you need not send this year's end-of-year assessment
to your participating agency. No doubt, many participating agencies
will be looking for these end-of-year assessments and may not be aware
of the new law. Should you have any difficulties with your
participating agency about this or any other issue, please contact
HSLDA and we will be more than happy to assist you. Please note that
HB 1571 does not eliminate the requirement that parents conduct an
end-of-year assessment--you are still responsible for conducting an
end-of-your assessment in accordance with the law.

Many people worked to make these victories possible, but in particular
we need to thank HB 545 primary sponsor Rep. David Bates and HB 1571
primary sponsor Rep. J.R. Hoell. Please take a moment to thank these
two representatives for their work in advancing the cause of freedom
for homeschoolers in the Granite State!

Representative David Bates
12 Range Rd
Windham, NH 03087-2005
Phone: (603)894-6987
Email: rep.bates@live.com

Representative J.R. Hoell
Ordway Road
Dunbarton, NH 03046-4320
Phone: (603)315-9002
Email: jr.hoell@leg.state.nh.us

Thank you for your support, as we could not advance homeschool freedom
without you. 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: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13431

Very truly yours,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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