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WATCH SB 1414: Improves Home Instruction Students’ Access to AP tests and the PSAT/NMSQT test
1/18/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2194: Early Childhood Education
1/19/2017

   Alabama 
INACTIVE House Bill 84: Education Savings Account Program
12/2/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 112: Proposes an Alabama Constitutional Amendment on Parental Rights
12/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 125: Creates an Alabama Longitudinal Data System
2/8/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 264: Terminates Implementation of Common Core Standards
12/2/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 267: Alabama Student and Parent Privacy Protection Act
12/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 334: Revises Grandparent Visitation Act
5/23/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 55: Revises Grandparent Visitation Act
12/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 60: Terminates Implementation of the Common Core Standards
12/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 141: Civics Test
11/17/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 318: Alabama Student and Parent Privacy Protection Act
12/5/2016

INACTIVE The Alabama Legislature has Adjourned
5/4/2016

   Alaska 
INACTIVE House Bill 36: Prekindergarten Program for Four-Year-Old Children
11/16/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 335: Expands Compulsory Attendance to 6–18
11/16/2016

INACTIVE Proposed Changes to Alaska Police Officer Standards
12/8/2016

INACTIVE The Alaska Legislature has adjourned
5/18/2016

   Arizona 
INACTIVE House Bill 2168: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
5/23/2013

INACTIVE The Arizona Legislature has Adjourned
5/6/2016

   Arkansas 
WATCH House Bill 1043: Removes Philosophical and Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Immunization
12/13/2016

OPEN The Arkansas legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close 05/19/17.
1/9/2017

   California 
INACTIVE Assembly Bill 713: Mandates Kindergarten
9/9/2016

INACTIVE The California Legislature has Adjourned
8/31/2016

   Colorado 
INACTIVE The Colorado Legislature has Adjourned
5/11/2016

   Connecticut 
INACTIVE House Bill 5273: Requires Annual Pediatric Mental Health Screenings
11/17/2015

ACTION House Bill 5307: Eliminates Option of Allowing Parents Not To Send 6-Year-Old to School
2/19/2016

WATCH House Bill 5308: Requires the Department of Education to Recommend the Common Core in Curriculum and Assessments
2/19/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 6238: Parents’ Bill of Rights
11/17/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 6481: Grandparent Visitation
11/17/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 6664: Child Health Evaluations
11/17/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 6891: Gives Access to Birth Records to Public School Superintendents
11/17/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 6949: Additional Requirements to Claim Religious Exemption from Immunization
7/24/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 344: Phase-In of Common Core State Standards
11/17/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 562: Participation in High School Sports in Public School
11/17/2015

OPEN The Connecticut Legislature is in session
1/4/2017

   Delaware 
INACTIVE The Delaware Legislature has Adjourned
6/30/2016

   District of Columbia 
INACTIVE LB 431, 432: Truancy Referral Amendment Acts
12/5/2016

INACTIVE Regulation 378044: Revising Graduation Requirements
12/8/2016

OPEN The District of Columbia Council is in Session
1/2/2015

   Florida 
INACTIVE The Florida Legislature has Adjourned
3/11/2016

   Georgia 
WATCH House Bill 13: Educator Income Tax Credit
12/6/2016

WATCH House Bill 24: Expands Eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship
1/31/2015

   Hawaii 
INACTIVE House Resolution 94: Request for a Task Force to Assess the Common Core and Develop Alternative Standards
5/7/2015

INACTIVE House Concurrent Resolution 156: Request for a Task Force to Assess the Common Core and Develop Alternative Standards
5/7/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 468: Equal Access
5/7/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 762: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1216: Parental Rights in Grandparent Visitation
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1301: Homeschool Tax Credit
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1613: Community College Tuition Waivers to High School Graduates (Excluding Homeschoolers)
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1722: Eliminates the Religious Exemption to Immunization
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1910 and Senate Bill 2316: Requires Students to Receive the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) prior to Attending 7th Grade
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1946 and Senate Bill 2393: Requires all Federally Recommended Immunizations
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 2131: Parental Rights in Grandparent Visitation
5/5/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 2135: Equal Access for Homeschool Students
5/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 361: Equal Access
5/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 643: Grandparent Visitation
5/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 945: Equal Access
5/5/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2243: Equal Access for Homeschool Students
5/5/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2387: Requires a Physical Examination Prior to 7th Grade
2/19/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2409: Parental Rights in Grandparent Visitation
5/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2592: Opt-out of Common-Core Aligned Standardized Tests
5/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2869: Allows Background Checks of Alleged Perpetrators without Consent
5/5/2016

OPEN The Hawaii Legislature is in session
1/18/2017

   Idaho 
OPEN The Idaho legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close in late March or early April, 2017.
1/9/2017

   Illinois 
OPEN The Illinois legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close 05/31/2017.
1/9/2017

   Indiana 
WATCH Senate Bill 301: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
1/8/2015

   Iowa 
OPEN The Iowa legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close 05/17/17
1/9/2017

   Kansas 
OPEN The Kansas legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close around mid-May, 2017.
1/9/2017

   Kentucky 
DPPs Demand School Records Reviews
1/26/2016

Homeschool Student Faces Difficulty Getting Driver’s Permit
2/9/2015

INACTIVE The Kentucky Legislature has Adjourned
4/15/2016

   Louisiana 
INACTIVE The Louisiana Legislature has Adjourned
6/6/2016

   Maine 
WATCH LD 96: Forbids Parents From Taking their 5- or 6-Year-Old Out of Public School and Homeschooling the Child Without First Consulting with School Board
1/19/2017

OPEN The Maine legislative session: open 12/07/2016 and close 06/21/2017.
12/7/2016

   Maryland 
OPEN The Maryland legislative session: open 01/11/2017 and close 04/11/2017.
1/11/2017

   Massachusetts 
OPEN The Massachusetts Legislature is in session
1/4/2017

   Michigan 
OPEN The Michigan Legislature is in Session
1/11/2017

   Minnesota 
WATCH House File 96: Immunization Exemption Procedures
1/13/2017

OPEN The Minnesota Legislature is in Session
1/6/2017

   Mississippi 
WATCH House Concurrent Resolution 2: Constitutional Amendment on Parent Rights
1/11/2017

WATCH House Bill 254: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/10/2016

WATCH House Bill 268: Increases Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
1/10/2016

WATCH House Bill 269: Prohibits Adoption of National Education Standards
1/10/2017

WATCH House Bill 279: Common Core Standards/Student Privacy
1/11/2017

WATCH House Bill 298: Home Schooled Students and Extracurricular Activities
1/10/2017

WATCH House Bill 357: Repeals Common Core Curriculum Standards
1/11/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2035: Replaces Common Core State Standards
1/11/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2118: “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
1/11/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2164: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/11/2017

INACTIVE The Mississippi Legislature has Adjourned
4/21/2016

   Missouri 
WATCH Senate Bill 32: Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program
12/9/2016

OPEN The Missouri legislative session: open 01/04/2017 and close 05/12/2017.
1/4/2017

   Montana 
WATCH Draft Bill 162: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age to 18
1/5/2016

WATCH House Bill 192: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
1/13/2017

INACTIVE The Montana Legislature has Adjourned
4/15/2015

   Nebraska 
WATCH NE 2444 2016: Part-Time Enrollment
12/7/2016

INACTIVE The Nebraska Legislature has Adjourned
4/20/2016

   Nevada 
INACTIVE The Nevada Legislature has Adjourned
12/19/2015

   New Hampshire 
WATCH CACR 2: Natural Rights of Children
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 129: Repealing Education Tax Credit Program
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 155: Increase Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 180: Postsecondary Remedial Course Reports
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 207: Prohibit Requiring Common Core
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 207: Prohibit Implementation of Common Core
1/17/2017

WATCH House Bill 349: Out-of-Home Placement
1/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 361: Immunization Rulemaking Authority
1/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 362: Prohibiting Certain Immunization Requirements
1/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 395: Removing Rulemaking Authority
1/13/2017

OPEN The New Hampshire Legislature is in Session
1/4/2017

   New Jersey 
INACTIVE Assembly Joint Resolution 80: Designates May of each year as "Home-Schooling Month"
4/13/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 142: Requires Homeschool Parents to Notify School Districts Annually and School Districts to Maintain Records on Homeschooled Children
1/27/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 1874: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
1/27/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2356: Places Burdensome Red Tape on Homeschool Families and Prevents Homeschooling in Certain DYFS Cases
2/10/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2633: School Can Force Truancy Counseling
11/1/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2722: Requires Boards of Education to Permit Homeschoolers to Participate in Public School Sports
2/8/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2723: Requires School District to Permit Access by "Home-School Students" to Public School Extracurricular Activities; Introduces New Terminology
2/10/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 3368: Provides That Children Under Care, Custody or Supervision of DCPP May Not Be Homeschooled
5/3/2016

INACTIVE Assembly Bill 3495: Allows Home Schooled Students to Participate In NJ STARS Scholarship Program
7/8/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 582: Grants “Home-schooled” Students Access to Sports in the Public Schools
1/12/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 801: Changes statutory exemptions from mandatory immunizations
6/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 823: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age to 18
1/12/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 1203: Requires Boards of Education to Permit Homeschoolers to Participate in Public School Sports
10/12/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 1406: Requires Medical Exams, Portfolios, Denies Homeschooling for Children under DYFS Supervision
2/11/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2007: Provides That Children Under Care, Custody or Supervision of DCPP May Not Be Homeschooled
5/3/2016

OPEN The New Jersey legislative session: open 01/12/16 and close 01/09/2018.
1/12/2016

   New Mexico 
INACTIVE The New Mexico Legislature has Adjourned
2/18/2016

   New York 
INACTIVE The New York Legislature has Adjourned
6/17/2016

   North Carolina 
INACTIVE The North Carolina Legislature has Adjourned
7/1/2016

   North Dakota 
INACTIVE The North Dakota Legislature has Adjourned
1/29/2016

   Ohio 
OPEN The Ohio Legislature is in Session
1/2/2017

   Oklahoma 
INACTIVE The Oklahoma Legislature has Adjourned
5/27/2016

   Oregon 
INACTIVE The Oregon Legislature has Adjourned
3/3/2016

   Pennsylvania 
INACTIVE The Pennsylvania Legislature has Adjourned
11/30/2016

   Rhode Island 
WATCH House Bill 381: Eliminates the Religious Exemption to Immunizations
2/25/2015

WATCH House Bill 5215 and Senate Bill 250: Requiring Driver’s Education
3/10/2015

WATCH House Bill 5411: Requires Classroom Instruction for Driver’s License
2/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 5790 and Senate Bill 607: The Bright Today Scholarship and Open Enrollment Education Act
3/5/2015

WATCH House Bill 5845: Allows Parents to Have their Child Opt-Out of Common Core Testing
3/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 7037: Requires Notice to Non-Custodian Parents of Homeschooling
1/19/2016

WATCH House Bill 7475: Broadens Exemptions for Certain Vaccinations
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 7845: Lowering Compulsory School Attendance Age
6/18/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 736: Allows Opt-Out of Assessments, Including Common Core Assessments
3/24/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2022: Lowering Compulsory School Attendance Age
1/13/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2088: Requires Driver Education Courses
1/27/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2221: Fundamentally Changes the Nature of Grandparent Visitation
1/27/2016

OPEN The Rhode Island Legislature is in session
1/18/2017

   South Carolina 
OPEN The South Carolina legislative session opens 01/10/2017 and closes 06/20/2017.
1/10/2017

   South Dakota 
INACTIVE Senate Bill 38: National Assessment of Educational Progress
3/11/2003

   State Legislation 
WATCH Assembly Bill 2661: Prohibits Homeschooling of Children Under DCPP Care, Custody, or Supervision Without DCPP Approval
2/8/2016

   Tennessee 
INACTIVE The Tennessee Legislature has Adjourned
4/22/2016

   Texas 
OPEN The Texas Legislature is in session
1/10/2017

   Utah 

1/1/2001

INACTIVE House Bill 221: Requires Certificates for Exemptions from Immunization
5/5/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 45: Compulsory Education Revisions
3/10/2016

OPEN The Utah Legislature is in session
1/23/2017

   Vermont 
INACTIVE House Bill 212: Eliminates Philosophical and Religious Exemptions to Immunizations
2/13/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 266: Eliminates the Religious and Philosophical Exemptions to Immunizations
5/10/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 9: Updates to Child Welfare Statutes Threaten Parental Rights
5/15/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 87: Eliminates Philosophical Exemption to Immunizations
5/10/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 208: Increasing Compulsory School Attendance Age
5/10/2016

OPEN The Vermont Legislature is in session
1/4/2017

   Virgin Islands 
WATCH Bill 31-0391: Moves Authority to Govern Homeschooling From Board of Education to Legislature
1/4/2017

WATCH Board of Education Proposes Change to Homeschooling Policy
2/4/2015

   Virginia 
WATCH House Bill 2007: Gives Home Instruction Students the Right to Dual Enroll and Pay Equal Fees as Public School Students
1/11/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2386: Religious Freedom Restoration Act
2/5/2001

WATCH Senate Bill 1243: Taxpayer Funding for Lower Income Special Needs Home Instruction Students
1/17/2017

   Washington 
INACTIVE The Washington Legislature has Adjourned
3/10/2016

   West Virginia 
INACTIVE The West Virginia Legislature has Adjourned
3/12/2016

   Wisconsin 
INACTIVE The Wisconsin Legislature has Adjourned
3/15/2016

   Wyoming 
INACTIVE The Wyoming Legislature has Adjourned
3/4/2016

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S. 1341 - "Student Privacy Protection Act"
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 559--"Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act"
HSLDA Supported
 
HR 2255: “To make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 226/H.R. 427: “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act)”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 2803—“To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure State control over academic standards, and for other purposes.”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 1752—“To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts”
HSLDA Supported
 
Title: S. 246—“Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 1153—“Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 970—“Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 306—“Enhancing Education Opportunities for All Students Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 553—“Allowance of Home School Expenses for Coverdell ESAs”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 554—“Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Students Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 101—“IRS Code Amendment to expand Coverdell ESAs”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 195—“Education Savings Account Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 100—“Home School Opportunities Make Education Sound Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 524—Local Control of Education Act
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 182—“Learning Opportunities Created at Local Level Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 73—“Local Control of Education Act”
HSLDA Neutral
 
S. 1177—Every Child Achieves Act
HSLDA Neutral
 
H.R. 5—Student Success Act
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 4042: Pre-Kindergarten for USA Act
HSLDA Opposed
 
S. 1195 “Student Right to Know Before You Go Act”
HSLDA Opposed
 
HR 1507—“Investing in States to Achieve Tuition Equality for Dreamers Act of 2015”
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.Res. 145—“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” (CEDAW)
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 495—“DIPLOMA Act”