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

WATCH Assembly Bill 3435: Older Minors May Consent to Certain Medical Treatment
1/6/2016

WATCH House Bill 3395: Testing Opt-Out
11/13/2015

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

WATCH Senate Bill 432: Allows Teens to be Placed in Mental Health Facilities Without Parental Consent
1/12/2016

   Alabama 
WATCH House Bill 84: Education Savings Account Program
3/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 112: Proposes an Alabama Constitutional Amendment on Parental Rights
2/10/2016

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

WATCH House Bill 264: Terminates Implementation of Common Core Standards
3/3/2016

WATCH House Bill 267: Alabama Student and Parent Privacy Protection Act
3/3/2016

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

WATCH Senate Bill 55: Revises Grandparent Visitation Act
2/2/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 60: Terminates Implementation of the Common Core Standards
2/8/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 318: Alabama Student and Parent Privacy Protection Act
3/15/2016

OPEN The Alabama Legislature is in Session
2/2/2016

   Alaska 
WATCH House Bill 36: Prekindergarten Program for Four-Year-Old Children
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 335: Expands Compulsory Attendance to 6–18
3/4/2016

ACTION Proposed Changes to Alaska Police Officer Standards
1/15/2016

OPEN The Alaska Legislature is in Session
1/19/2016

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

INACTIVE The Arizona Legislature has Adjourned
10/30/2015

   Arkansas 
OPEN The Arkansas Legislature Convenes April 13, 2016
4/13/2016

   California 
WATCH Assembly Bill 713: Stopped
9/16/2015

INACTIVE The California Legislature has Adjourned
9/11/2015

   Colorado 

1/1/2001

WATCH 10 CCR 2505-10 8.500: Pediatric Care Services
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1002: Employee Leave for Child’s Academic Activity
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1022: Funding Full-Day Kindergarten
1/14/2016

WATCH House Bill 1110: A Parent's Bill of Rights
2/29/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1164: Immunization Exemptions
4/25/2016

WATCH House Bill 1377: Collection and Security of Digital Images
4/1/2016

WATCH House Bill 1377: Collection and Security of Digital Images
3/28/2016

WATCH House Bill 1383: Data Analytic System for Child Welfare Pilot Program
3/28/2016

WATCH House Bill 1385: Expanding Definition of Child Abuse
3/28/2016

WATCH House Bill 1389: Evidence of Child Abuse & Neglect
3/28/2016

WATCH House Bill 1423: Student Data Policies
5/4/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 23: Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten
1/14/2016

WATCH Senate Joint Resolution 27: Home Education Day
4/13/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 47: No Detention for Juvenile Truant
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 52: Multi-District Online Schools
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 146: Parental Consent for Treatment
3/15/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 154: Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education
3/15/2016

OPEN The Colorado Legislature is in Session
1/13/2016

   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

INACTIVE The Connecticut Legislature has Adjourned
5/4/2016

   Delaware 
INACTIVE House Bill 176: Child Home Alone
11/18/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 21: Changes Deadline for Enrollment Reporting
11/18/2015

INACTIVE Senate Concurrent Resolution 31: Convention of States
11/18/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 100: Application of Foreign Law
11/18/2015

OPEN The Delaware Legislature is in Session
1/29/2016

   District of Columbia 
WATCH LB 431, 432: Truancy Referral Amendment Acts
11/24/2015

ACTION Regulation 378044: Revising Graduation Requirements
12/4/2014

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

   Florida 
INACTIVE The Florida Legislature has Adjourned
1/31/2015

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

WATCH House Bill 39: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5 and Raises it from 16 to 17
1/14/2015

WATCH House Bill 139: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5; Raises it from 16 to 17
2/2/2015

WATCH House Bill 218: Religious Freedom Bill
2/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 229: Expands Who May Seek Child Visitation
3/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 243: “Education Savings Account Act”
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 366: Homeschool Parent-Issued Employment Certificates
11/18/2015

WATCH House Bill 440: Creates “Business and Education Succeeding Together (BEST) Act”
2/25/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 502: Changes Information Required in Homeschool Declaration of Intent
5/7/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 798: Changes Eligibility Requirements for Zell Miller Scholarship
2/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 861: Creates an Income Tax Credit for Homeschool Families
2/5/2016

WATCH House Bill 1013: Allows Homeschool Students with an IEP to qualify for the GA Special needs Scholarship Program
2/24/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 3: Allows Parents to Appoint Temporary Guardians for Their Children
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 60: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 17½
2/2/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 92: “Education Savings Account Act”
2/11/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 129: “Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
2/25/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 132: Dual Credit Courses for Homeschoolers
3/12/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 166: Increases Fine for Truancy from $100 to $500
2/25/2015

   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

INACTIVE The Hawaii Legislature has adjourned
5/5/2016

   Idaho 
WATCH Senate Bill 1293: Provides for Reasonable Accommodations to All Students Who Take Classes at Public Schools
2/26/2016

INACTIVE The Idaho Legislature has Adjourned
4/11/2015

   Illinois 
INACTIVE The Illinois Legislature has Adjourned
5/31/2016

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

   Iowa 
ACTION House File 214: Eliminates Independent Private Instruction (IPI) as an Option for Homeschooling in Iowa
2/11/2015

WATCH House File 241: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
2/16/2015

WATCH House File 312: Prohibits Use of Smarter Balanced Assessments
2/19/2015

WATCH House File 313: Creates Education Savings Grants for Nonpublic School and Competent Private Instruction Students
2/19/2015

WATCH Senate File 240: Creates an Education Savings Grant for Students Receiving Competent Private Instruction
2/16/2015

WATCH Senate File 345: Gives School Officials Power to Refer Cases of Alleged Bullying to Social Services and Law Enforcement
4/30/2015

WATCH Senate File 364: Creates Income Tax Credit for Educational Materials used to Provide Competent Private Instruction
3/10/2015

WATCH Senate Study Bill 1236: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
2/26/2015

INACTIVE The Iowa Legislature is Closed. It will Reopen January 9, 2017.
5/17/2016

   Kansas 
INACTIVE The Kansas Legislature has Adjourned
5/2/2016

   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
3/24/2015

   Louisiana 
INACTIVE The Louisiana Legislature has Adjourned
6/11/2015

   Maine 
WATCH Legislative Document 311: Allows School Boards to Lower the Compulsory Attendance Age to 5 Years Old
3/24/2015

WATCH Legislative Document 471 Physician Signature Required for Philosophical Exemption
3/3/2015

WATCH Legislative Document 606: Removes Philosophical Exemption for Immunizations
3/5/2015

WATCH Legislative Document 1153: Allows Local School Districts to Opt Out of Common Core
4/1/2015

WATCH Legislative Document 1492: Removes Common Core State Standards, Mandates Development of Alternative
12/23/2015

OPEN The Maine Legislature is closed. It will convene next on December 7, 2016.
1/7/2015

   Maryland 
WATCH House Bill 251: Requires Local School Systems To Permit Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Clubs And Activities
2/4/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 989: Grants Homeschool Students Access to Public School Classes In Washington County Only
4/6/2016

INACTIVE The Maryland Legislature is closed. It will convene next on January 11, 2007.
7/21/2016

   Massachusetts 
WATCH
7/30/2015

INACTIVE Hamilton-Wenham Proposed Home School Policy
4/8/2015

WATCH House Bill 92: Best Interests of Child Standard
3/31/2015

WATCH House Bill 115: Unsubstantiated Child Abuse/Neglect Reports
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 132: Expanded Mandatory Reporters
3/31/2015

WATCH House Bill 305: Mandatory Minimum Kindergarten Age at 5
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 311: Parental Opt-Out of PARCC Testing
12/14/2015

WATCH House Bill 324 and 313: Raising Compulsory Attendance to 18
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 341: Universal Pre-Kindergarten
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 342: City of Lawrence Compulsory Attendance Age
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 370: Opt Out of Common Core
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 427: Library Access for Homeschooled Children
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 451: Prohibiting PARCC Testing
12/4/2015

WATCH House Bill 489: Voluntary Universal Pre-Kindergarten
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 492: Nullifies Common Core Standards
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 1239: Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 1370: Parental Rights Despite Disability
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 1439: Expanding Mandatory Reporters
3/31/2015

WATCH House Bill 1469: Justina’s Law—Parental Rights in Medical Decisions
3/31/2015

WATCH House Bill 1528: Task Force to Study Grandparent Visitation Rights
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 3104: Driver Education
3/27/2015

WATCH House Bill 3402: Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
11/13/2015

WATCH House Bill 3842: Grandparent Visitation Rights
1/7/2016

WATCH House Bill 4011: Mandatory Kindergarten
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 4192: Expanding Mandatory Reporters in Foxborough
5/3/2016

WATCH Resolve H 317: Study of Compulsory Attendance
3/28/2016

WATCH Resolve H 4142: Study of Compulsory Attendance
4/13/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 251: Raise Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
6/10/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 253: Universal Preschool and Kindergarten Access
6/10/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 268: Voluntary Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Lowered Compulsory Attendance Age
6/10/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 316: Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
6/10/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 317: Personal Exemption Added to Immunization Law
6/10/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 687: Homeschooled Students Eligible for Scholarship
6/10/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 863: Expanded Mandatory Reporters
4/6/2016

OPEN The Massachusetts Legislature is in Session
1/7/2015

   Michigan 
WATCH HCR 12: Homeschooling without State Interference
11/13/2015

WATCH House Joint Resolution G: Tax credits for nonpublic schools
2/5/2015

WATCH House Bill 4014: Privacy in Student Work and Test Taking Act
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 4136: Federal Citizenship Test Required for Graduation
2/5/2015

WATCH House Bill 4143: Rejecting Common Core
2/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 4144: Next Generation Science Standards
2/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 4402: Red Tape Removal Task Force
1/10/2015

WATCH House Bill 4498: Annual Homeschool Notification and Mandatory Reporter Visits
2/22/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 4594: Dual Enrollment
11/13/2015

WATCH House Bill 4790: Dual Enrollment
1/7/2016

WATCH House Bill 5001: Removing Diploma Requirement for Massage Therapy Licensing
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 5069: STEM Education Grants
1/7/2016

WATCH House Bill 5126: Immunization Exemptions
1/7/2016

WATCH House Bill 5127: Immunization Reporting
1/7/2015

WATCH House Bill 5362: Specific Immunization Exemption Form
2/20/2016

WATCH House Bill 5363: Additional Immunization Reporting
2/20/2016

WATCH House Bill 5364: Immunization Reporting
2/23/2016

WATCH House Bill 5365: Exclusion of Non-Immunized Students
2/20/2016

WATCH House Bill 5433: Omnibus School Appropriations
3/16/2016

WATCH House Bill 5444: Repeal and Replace Common Core
4/29/2016

WATCH SB 169: STEM Diploma Endorsement
3/25/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 4: Religious Freedom Restoration Act
1/23/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 33: Student Privacy
2/19/2015

WATCH Senate Resolution 129: School Choice Week
2/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 259: Posting Immunization Status
4/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 260: Posting Immunization Status
4/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 261: Posting Immunization Status
4/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 334: Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect
11/13/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 405: Compulsory Attendance Changes
7/30/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 406: Changes to Compulsory Attendance
7/30/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 458: Termination of Parental Rights
11/13/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 646: 2nd Parent Adoption
1/7/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 754: Maintaining Access to Area Career and Technical Education Program
2/12/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 826: Repeal and Replace Common Core
4/29/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 826: Repeal and Replace Common Core
4/29/2016

OPEN The Michigan Legislature is in Session
1/14/2015

   Minnesota 

1/1/2001

WATCH House Bill 393 and Senate Bill 380: Immunization requirements
2/2/2015

WATCH House File 798: Education Tax Credits
3/2/2016

WATCH House File 820: Academic Excellence Grants
3/2/2016

WATCH House File 848 and Senate File 826: Tax Credits
5/2/2016

WATCH House File 1154: CPS Additional Information
3/2/2015

WATCH House File 1369/Senate File 1396: Education Tax Credit
3/2/2016

WATCH House File 1368: Early Education Tax Credit
3/27/2015

WATCH House File 1497: Citizenship Test for Graduation
3/27/2015

WATCH House File 1506: Dual Enrollment
3/27/2015

WATCH House File 1527: Lower Compulsory Attendance to 6
3/27/2015

WATCH House File 2631 and Senate File 2974: Civics Test for Graduation
3/28/2016

WATCH House File 3051/Senate File 2717: Unfunded Education Mandates
3/15/2016

WATCH House File 3066 and Senate File 2744: Education Policy
5/3/2016

WATCH House File 3237 and Senate File 3028: Higher Education Provisions
5/3/2016

WATCH House File 3452: Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program
3/28/2016

WATCH House File 3802: Funding for Home Visiting Programs
5/4/2016

WATCH House File 3813/Senate File 3482: Education Funding
4/13/2016

WATCH House File 3837: Expanding PSEO for Nonpublic Students
4/13/2016

WATCH House File 3856/Senate File 3428: Home Visiting Revenue
4/13/2016

WATCH House File 3858: Funding Prekindergarten
4/20/2016

WATCH House File 3600: Home Visiting Program
4/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 4: Changes to Abuse and Neglect Laws
2/2/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 497: Increasing Education Deduction Amounts
2/5/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 505: Maltreatment of Minors Act Modifications
2/5/2015

WATCH Senate File 788: Universal Preschool at Age 4
2/19/2015

WATCH Senate File 1264: Prohibition of Foreign Law Application
3/27/2015

WATCH Senate File 2714: Education Savings Accounts
3/15/2015

WATCH Senate File 3061: Home Visiting Evaluation Grant Program
3/28/2016

WATCH Senate File 3128: Licensing Requirements for Residential and Non-Residential Care Services
3/28/2016

WATCH Senate File 3332: Foster Care Provisions
4/1/2016

WATCH Senate File 3334: Foster Care Provisions
4/1/2016

   Mississippi 
WATCH House Bill 35: Raises Compulsory School Age from 17 to 18
2/11/2016

WATCH House Bill 38: Mandates Attendance Officer Visits and Parental Consultations After School Absences
2/11/2016

WATCH House Bill 39: Requires a GED Test for All 11th Grade Students
2/11/2018

INACTIVE House Concurrent Resolution 49: Parental Rights Amendment to the Mississippi Constitution
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 56: Authorizes Homeschooled Students to Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities
2/10/2016

WATCH House Bill 172: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/11/2016

WATCH House Bill 195: Repeals and Prevents Common Core Implementation
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 246: Repeals and Prevents Common Core Implementation
2/17/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 361: Creates a Tax Deduction for Homeschoolers
3/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 590: Establishes Penalties for False Abuse and Neglect Reports
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 630: Requires Everyone Over the Age of 12 to Carry a Photo ID at All Times
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 772: Allows Court-Appointed Attorney for Indigent Parents in Parental Rights Termination Proceedings
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 791: Establishes Penalties for False Abuse and Neglect Allegations
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 985: Applies a Strict Security Standard of Review to Parental Rights Cases
2/22/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 996: Prohibits the State Board of Education from Applying for Federal Funding, Education Programs, or Waivers.
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1012: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/22/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1018: Qualifies Homeschool Services for Funding on the Same Basis as Public/Private School Students for Special Ed Services
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1029: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 1031: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5.
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1060: Authorizes Homeschool Students to Participate in Interscholastic Extracurricular Activities
2/22/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1063: Requires Certain ACT Scores for Students Leaving School Before 18 Years Old
2/24/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1067: Prohibits the State Board of Education from Applying for Federal Education Funding, Programs, or Waivers.
2/24/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1092: Creates Mississippi Universal Pre-K Program
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1006: Prohibits Common Core State Standards Implementation
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 668: Allows Court-Appointed Attorney for Indigent Parents in Parental Rights Termination Proceedings
2/17/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2013: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age to 5
2/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2019: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
2/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2041: Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in School Buildings
2/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2109: Provides Penalties for False Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect
2/8/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2301: Mandates Prekindergarten Programs for Five Year-olds
2/17/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2303: Requires State-Approved Driver's Education Courses for 16 Year-olds Pursuing a Driver's License
2/17/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2410: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/17/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2523: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2547: Allows Parents to Opt Out of Common Core Curricula and Data Measures
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2701: Replaces the Common Core Standards in Mississippi
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2764: Allows Court-Appointed Attorneys for Indigent Parents
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2775: Applies a Strict Scrutiny Standard to Parental Rights Cases
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2825: Reduces Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5.
2/24/2016

   Missouri 
INACTIVE The Missouri Legislature is Closed.
5/13/2016

   Montana 
INACTIVE The Montana Legislature has Adjourned
4/15/2015

   Nebraska 
WATCH Legislative Bill 103: Changes to Equal Access in Public School
1/12/2015

WATCH Legislative Bill 773: Creates an Early Education Taskforce
2/5/2016

OPEN The Nebraska Legislature is in Session
1/7/2016

   Nevada 
ACTION Senate Bill 228: Protecting Student Information
3/19/2015

INACTIVE The Nevada Legislature has Adjourned
12/19/2015

   New Hampshire 
WATCH ADC HE-P 307: Immunization/Vaccination Registry
1/7/2016

WATCH House Bill 1192: Repealing Education Tax Credit
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 1248: Waiver of Counsel
1/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 1249: False Reporting of Abuse or Neglect
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1250: Medical Abuse and Neglect
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1301: Parent-Issued Work Permits
3/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 1338: No Penalties for Student Exempted from Assessment
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1411: Mandatory Civics
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1414: Repealing Home Education Advisory Council
1/11/2016

WATCH House Bill 1434: Removal of Child from Home
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1458: Social Media Policy for Educational Institutions
1/21/2016

ACTION House Bill 1471: Parental Rights
1/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 1612: Lowering Compulsory School Attendance Age
1/21/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1620: Evaluation before Removal from Home
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 1651: Commission on Collection of Child Abuse Data
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 1667: Eliminating the Department of Education
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 337: Immunity of Court-Appointed Guardians Ad Litem
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 536: Emergency Removal of Child
2/5/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 537: Child Abuse and Neglect Report Records Retention
2/5/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 539: Access to Medical Records
2/5/2016

OPEN The New Hampshire Legislature is in Session
1/6/2016

   New Jersey 
WATCH 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: Creates Burdensome Red-tape to Homeschool and Prevents Homeschooling in Certain DYFS Cases
2/10/2016

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

WATCH 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 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 Legislature is in session. It adjourns next on January 9, 2018.
1/13/2016

   New Mexico 
INACTIVE The New Mexico Legislature has Adjourned
1/20/2015

   New York 
INACTIVE The New York Legislature has Adjourned
1/7/2015

   North Carolina 
WATCH House Bill 129: High Achieving Tuition Scholarship Program
3/19/2015

WATCH House Bill 321: Convention of States
3/24/2015

WATCH House Bill 348: Creates the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
4/6/2015

WATCH House Bill 413: Grandparent Visitation Bill
4/6/2015

WATCH House Bill 484: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Interscholastic Activities
4/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 485: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Interscholastic Activities
4/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 600: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Interscholastic Activities
4/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 604: Parent-Provided Driver Education
4/15/2015

WATCH House Bill 838: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
4/22/2015

WATCH House Bill 847: Recognizes Parental Rights Are Fundamental Rights
5/1/2015

WATCH House Bill 916: Personal Education Savings Scholarship Program
4/22/2015

WATCH House Bill 1026: Early Childhood Education
6/1/2016

WATCH House Bill 1074: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
5/27/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 346: Repeals Religious Exemption for Child Immunizations
3/24/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 398: Convention of States
4/6/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 510: Permits Homeschool Students to Enroll in NCVPS Courses
4/6/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 550: Creates the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
4/6/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 614: Grandparent Visitation
4/6/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 649: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Sports in Public Schools
4/6/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 740: Early Childhood Education
6/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 873: Cheatham-White Scholarships
5/27/2016

INACTIVE The North Carolina Legislature has Adjourned
1/28/2016

   North Dakota 
INACTIVE House Bill 1366: Bill of Rights for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Children
4/20/2015

WATCH House Bill 1419: Lowers GPA Requirement for Career and Technical Education Scholarship
1/26/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 1425: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 7 to 6
11/30/2015

WATCH House Bill 1452: Eliminates Two Scholarships Currently Open to Homeschoolers
1/26/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 1461: Removes North Dakota from the SBAC Consortium
3/2/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2108: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age from 7 to 6
1/8/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2355: Changes in Qualifications of Teachers Who Assist Homeschoolers
1/29/2015

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

   Ohio 
WATCH House Bill 48: Firearm Possession
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 212: Prohibiting Common Core Standards
11/13/2015

WATCH House Bill 399: College Credit Plus Funding
1/7/2016

WATCH House Bill 441: Clarifying Athletic Eligibility
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 445: College Credit Plus Student Participation in Extracurriculars
2/1/2016

WATCH House Bill 446: School Speed Zones
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 452: Concealed Carry on Certain Premises
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 455: Speed Limit for Boarding School Zone
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 474: College Credit Plus/Higher Education Coordination
2/29/2016

WATCH House Bill 493: Changes to Abuse and Neglect Law
3/28/2016

WATCH House Bill 496: Extracurricular Activities
4/1/2016

WATCH Rule 3301-44-01: Rescinding Old PSEO Regulations
2/17/2016

WATCH Rule 3301-41-01: High School Equivalence Diploma
2/9/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 163: Prohibiting Common Core Standards
11/13/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 323: Changes to Abuse and Neglect Law
5/4/2016

OPEN The Ohio Legislature is in Session
1/15/2015

   Oklahoma 
INACTIVE The Oklahoma Legislature has Adjourned
2/2/2015

   Oregon 
INACTIVE The Oregon Legislature has Adjourned
7/6/2015

   Pennsylvania 
WATCH House Resolution 63: Convention of States
9/2/2015

WATCH House Bill 489: Repeals Prohibition Against Same-Sex Marriages
2/25/2015

WATCH House Bill 558: Mandates Diabetes Testing for Homeschool Children
1/26/2016

WATCH House Bill 754: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 8 to 6
3/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 832: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 8 to 6
4/6/2015

WATCH House Bill 883: Restricts Immunization Exemptions
4/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 893: Excuse from Jury Duty for Some Parents
4/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 1156: Changes Definition of “Compulsory School Age”
5/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 1512: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
9/2/2015

WATCH House Bill 1907: Procedure for Responding to Truancy
3/30/2016

WATCH House Bill 2032: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
5/9/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 359: Revises Truancy Procedure
6/29/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 696: Prohibits a Parent From Using a Strong Moral or Ethical Conviction as an Exemption from Immunizations
4/15/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 829: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 8 to 5
5/20/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 959: Health, Safety, and Physical Education
7/24/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 975: Homeschool Access to Public School Courses
8/25/2015

OPEN The Pennsylvania Legislature is in Session
1/5/2016

   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
1/6/2016

   South Carolina 
INACTIVE The South Carolina Legislature has Adjourned
6/2/2016

   South Dakota 
WATCH House Bill 1013: Removes Test Requirement for Alternative Instruction Students in Second Grade
1/12/2016

WATCH House Bill 1215: Will Allow a Homeschool to Elect Dual Status as a Private School
2/9/2016

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

   Tennessee 
WATCH House Bill 0458/Senate Bill 0513: College Immunization Requirement
4/6/2016

WATCH House Bill 0458/Senate Bill 0513: College Immunization Requirement
3/15/2016

WATCH House Bill 782: Additional Church-Related School Organization
3/28/2016

WATCH House Joint Resolution 837: Honoring Homeschool Basketball Team
4/15/2016

INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 938: Recognizing Homeschooled Student
5/3/2016

WATCH House Bill 1348: Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Standards and Assessments
12/7/2015

WATCH House Bill 1531-Senate Bill 2531: Father's Parental Rights
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 1537-Senate Bill 2540: Parental Access to Testing
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 1550-Senate Bill 2554: Daycare Background Checks
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 1718/Senate Bill 2270: Providing Standardized Test Information to Parents
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 1770-Senate Bill 2265: Rules for School Facility Use
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 2000-Senate Bill 2386: Tax Credits for Donations to Schools
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 2069-Senate Bill 2306: In-State Tuition Freeze
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 2085-Senate Bill 1977: Power of Attorney for Care of Minor
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 2190/Senate Bill 2392: Availability of Certain Tests
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 2319-Senate Bill 2185: Notification of Homeschooling
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 2432-Senate Bill 2507: Tuition Freeze for Certain Students
2/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 2467-Senate Bill 2136: Grandparent Visitation
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 2494-Senate Bill 2575: Juvenile Delinquency
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 2495-Senate Bill 2574: Diversion in Juvenile Proceedings
2/9/2016

WATCH Rule 1640-01-26-.01: Promise Scholarship Program
2/24/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2194: Requiring Notification of Enrollment with Accredited School
2/4/2016

OPEN The Tennessee Legislature is in Session
1/12/2016

   Texas 
INACTIVE The Texas Legislature has Adjourned
6/1/2015

   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

INACTIVE The Utah Legislature has adjourned
3/10/2016

   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

INACTIVE The Vermont Legislature has adjourned
5/10/2016

   Virgin Islands 
ACTION Board of Education Proposes Change to Homeschooling Policy
2/4/2015

   Virginia 
WATCH House Bill 46: Establishes an Early Education Workforce Committee
1/28/2016

WATCH House Bill 131: Public Schools May Not Join Athletic Associations That Prohibit Home Instruction Student Participation
12/18/2015

WATCH House Bill 259: Restricts Adoption of Common Core in Replacement of Standards of Learning
12/31/2015

WATCH House Bill 1342: Eliminates the Vaccination Exemption that is Based on Religious Objection
1/27/2016

WATCH House Bill 1915: Online Course Initiative
7/20/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 540: Requires Local School Boards to Make Public School Education Available to All 4- and 5-Year-Olds
1/26/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 612: Public Schools May Not Join Athletic Associations That Prohibit Home Instruction Student Participation
1/13/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 780: Permits Parents to Waive Right to Privacy Regarding Disclosure of Homeschool Information
2/3/2016

   Washington 
INACTIVE The Washington Legislature has Adjourned
4/24/2015

   West Virginia 
WATCH ADC 126-44BB-1: College and Career-Readiness Standards (Math)
1/7/2016

WATCH House Concurrent Resolution 102: Study of Extracurricular Participation
3/15/2016

WATCH House Bill 2123: Raising Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 2188: Compulsory School Attendance
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 2258: Parents’ Bill of Rights
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 2422: Removing GED from Promise Scholarship
1/19/2016

WATCH House Bill 2436: Increasing Number of Child Protective Service Workers
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 2460: Adoption and Grandparent Visitation
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 2749: Equal Access to Public School Sports
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 2842: Social Workers in Elementary Schools
2/5/2016

WATCH House Bill 2954: Extending Promise Scholarship
1/21/2016

WATCH House Bill 4014: Prohibiting Common Core Standards and Assessments
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 4024: Prohibiting Smarter Balanced Assessment
1/21/2016

ACTION House Bill 4175: Homeschool Modernization
1/29/2016

WATCH House Bill 4213-Senate Bill 422: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 4237: Delegation of Care
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 4242: Education Tax Credits
2/9/2016

WATCH House Bill 4249: Commission on Children's Mental Health Services
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 4261: Prohibiting Student Data Transfer
2/19/2016

WATCH House Bill 4298: Compulsory Attendance Changes
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 4357: Tax Credits for Homeschooled Child
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 4482: Prohibiting Homeschooling Due to Absences
3/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 4638: Excused Absences
2/29/2016

WATCH House Bill 4722: Education of Students with Exceptionalities
2/29/2016

WATCH Policy 2520.4: Social Studies College & Career Readiness Standards
5/2/2016

WATCH Policy 4110: Attendance Policy
5/2/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 105: Sports Access for Homeschool Students
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 127: Grandparents’ Rights in Custody Cases
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 146: Early Childhood Education Requirements
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 286: Commission on Children’s Mental Health Services
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 292: Education Tax Credits
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 316: Removing GED Requirement for Promise Scholarship
1/21/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 318: Homeschool Modernization Bill
1/19/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 319: Delegation of Custody
3/2/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 380: Prohibiting Smarter Balanced and PARCC Assessments
2/9/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 406: Changes to Compulsory Attendance
3/2/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 407: Public Charter Schools
2/2/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 483: Raising Compulsory Attendance in Marshall County
3/7/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 499: Prohibiting Implementation of Common Core Standards/Assessments
3/2/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 676: Statewide Assessment
2/24/2016

OPEN The West Virginia Legislature is in Session
1/13/2016

   West Viriginia 
WATCH House Bill 4640: Tax Credit for Private or Home School
2/24/2016

   Wisconsin 
WATCH Assembly Bill 21: Budget Bill Contains Provisions Helpful to Homeschooling
7/12/2015

WATCH Assembly Bill 924: Eliminates Personal Conviction Exception to Immunization Requirements
4/20/2016

OPEN The Wisconsin Legislature is in Session
1/7/2015

   Wyoming 
WATCH Senate File 24: Extends early childhood education programs to target, "At-risk Pre-K Children".
2/24/2016

WATCH Senate File 24: Extends Early Childhood Education Programs to Target “At-risk Pre-K Children”
2/23/2016

OPEN The Wyoming Legislature is in Session
2/8/2016

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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”