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WATCH House Bill 1088: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 4 Years Old
1/8/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 1099: Opens the Door to State Control of Homeschooling
2/10/2014

   Alabama 
INACTIVE House Bill 40: Repeals Constitutional Provision that Prohibits Homosexual Marriage
6/30/2014

INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 192: Urges the U.S. Congress to Propose the “Marriage Preservation Amendment”
6/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 503: Creates the Equal Access to Athletics Act
6/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 289: Imposes “Best Interest of the Child” Standard in Grandparent Visitation Cases
6/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 296: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
6/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 354: Changes to Regulation of Church Schools
6/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 546: Creates “Equal Opportunities Act”
6/30/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 3: Grandparent Visitation Bill
1/28/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 38: Changes to Regulation of Church Schools
4/4/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 190: Imposes “Best Interest of the Child” Standard in Grandparent Visitation Cases
6/30/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 203: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
1/23/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 380: Terminates Adoption and Implementation of the Common Core Standards
6/30/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 387: Access to Public School Technical Programs and Extracurricular Activities for Homeschooling High School Students
6/30/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 420: Creates “Equal Opportunities Act”
6/30/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 443: Moratorium on Further Adoption of the Common Core Standards
6/30/2014

OPEN The Alabama Legislature is in Session
2/4/2014

   Alaska 
INACTIVE House Resolution 9: Restricts Funding and Adoption of Common Core Standards
6/30/2014

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

INACTIVE House Bill 128: Creates Prekindergarten Programs for 4-Year-Olds
6/30/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 15: Creates Prekindergarten Programs for 4-Year-Olds
6/30/2014

OPEN The Alaska Legislature is in Session
1/20/2015

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

OPEN The Arizona Legislature is in Session
1/12/2015

   Arkansas 
WATCH Senate Bill 3: Raises Eligibility Requirements for the Arkansas Academic Scholarship Program
12/10/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 5: Raises Eligibility Requirements for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program
12/10/2014

INACTIVE The Arkansas Legislature has Adjourned
3/19/2014

   California 
OPEN The California Legislature is in Session
1/5/2015

   Colorado 
WATCH House Bill 1105: Repealing Common Core
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 15–1108: Student Data Protection Act
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 1053: Changing Compulsory School Attendance Age
1/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 15-1125: Exiting Common Core and Creating State Standards
1/22/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 4: CASA Volunteers for School Truancy Proceedings
1/28/2015

ACTION Senate Bill 45: Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education
1/9/2014

ACTION Senate Bill 77: Parent’s Bill of Rights
1/27/2015

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

   Connecticut 
INACTIVE House Bill 5038: Creates a Statewide Child Health Study
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 5078: Moratorium on Implementation of the Common Core Standards
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 5114: Delays Implementation of the Common Core Standards
7/1/2014

WATCH House Bill 5273: Requires Annual Pediatric Mental Health Screenings
1/14/2015

WATCH House Bill 6238: Parents’ Bill of Rights
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 6481: Grandparent Visitation
1/28/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 45: Requires School Districts to Provide Information to Foster Parents and Department of Children and Families
4/19/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 53: Reduces Funds Used to Promote the Common Core Standards
7/1/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 344: Phase-In of Common Core State Standards
1/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 562: Participation in High School Sports in Public School
1/28/2015

OPEN The Connecticut Legislature is in Session
2/5/2014

   Delaware 
Homeschooled Baker Takes Different Path to Faulkner
7/2/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 334: Provides for Transition to Common-Core-Aligned Assessments
7/8/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 255: Tuition-Free Driver Education for Nonpublic School Students
7/8/2014

OPEN The Delaware Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   District of Columbia 
ACTION Regulation 378044: Revising Graduation Requirements
12/4/2014

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

   Florida 
WATCH House Bill 789: Grandparent Visitation Rights
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 750: Grandparent Visitation Rights
3/5/2014

OPEN The Florida Legislature is in Session
5/4/2014

   Georgia 
INACTIVE House Bill 9: Expands Compulsory School Attendance Age Range
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 19: Expands Compulsory School Attendance Age Range
7/1/2014

WATCH House Bill 24: Expands Eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship
12/12/2014

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

INACTIVE House Bill 810: Lowers Minimum Score Required to Qualify for a HOPE Scholarship
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 897: Changes the Georgia Homeschool Law
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 948: Authorizes Raising the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 17
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 987: Requires Local School Systems to Allow Homeschoolers to Take the SAT for Free
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1023: Creates the “Preservation of Religious Freedom Act”
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1089: Prohibits Adoption of the Common Core Standards
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1149: Prevents Public High Schools from Participating in Sports Conducted by Associations Not Open to Homeschoolers
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Resolution 1345: Affirms Georgia’s Adoption of the Common Core Standards
7/1/2014

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

INACTIVE Senate Bill 21: Expands Compulsory School Attendance Age Range
7/1/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 57: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
7/1/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 79: Raises the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 17
7/1/2013

INACTIVE Senate Bill 300: Makes Minor Changes to HOPE Scholarship Requirements
7/1/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 319: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 17½
7/1/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 377: Creates the "Preservation of Religious Freedom Act"
7/1/2014

OPEN The Georgia Legislature is in Session
1/12/2015

   Hawaii 
WATCH House Bill 468: Equal Access
1/26/2015

WATCH House Bill 762: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 361: Equal Access
1/23/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 643: Grandparent Visitation
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 945: Equal Access
1/23/2015

OPEN The Hawaii Legislature is in Session
1/23/2015

   Idaho 
INACTIVE House Bill 507: Tax Bill With Dangerous Definitions
4/21/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 567: Establishes the Rights of Parents to Educate Their Kids
4/21/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1325: School District Funding Bill With a Dangerous Term
2/25/2014

INACTIVE The Idaho Legislature has Adjourned
3/20/2014

   Illinois 
WATCH House Bill 5598: Changes the Law Surrounding State Child Custody
5/30/2014

OPEN The Illinois Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   Indiana 
INACTIVE House Bill 1306: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
1/8/2015

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

   Iowa 
OPEN The Iowa Legislature is in Session
1/12/2015

   Kansas 
INACTIVE HB 2506:Tax Relief for Home Schoolers
4/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2045: Imposing School Attendance and Minimum Grade Point Average Requirements upon Certain Drivers
5/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2289: Prohibits the Use of Common Core Standards
3/13/2013

INACTIVE House Bill 2621: Nullifies the Common Core
5/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2699: Gives Impractical Definition to Term “Corporal Punishment”
5/30/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 378: Funding Bill with a Dangerous Term
2/28/2014

INACTIVE The Kansas Legislature has Adjourned
5/3/2014

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

   Louisiana 
INACTIVE The Louisiana Legislature has Adjourned
6/2/2014

   Maine 
WATCH LD 1530 & SP 577: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age
9/3/2014

INACTIVE LD 1428: An Act to Protect Religious Freedom
2/18/2014

INACTIVE LD 1797 & HP 1289: A Bill To Change Access to Post Secondary Enrollment
5/2/2014

INACTIVE The Maine Legislature has Adjourned
5/1/2014

   Maryland 
INACTIVE House Bill 76: Prohibits Implementation of the Common Core Standards
5/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 944: Places Unnecessary Requirements on Home Instruction Tutors
2/12/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 271: Homeschool Tax Credit
2/12/2014

INACTIVE The Maryland Legislature has Adjourned
4/7/2014

   Massachusetts 
ACTION Hamilton-Wenham Proposed Home School Policy
1/21/2015

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

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

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

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

   Mississippi 
WATCH House Resolution 4: Designates May 12-16 as Home Education Week
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 21: Grants Visitation to Grandparents Under Certain Conditions
1/13/2015

INACTIVE House Concurrent Resolution 25: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Resolution 45: Recognizes Parental Rights are Fundamental
5/14/2014

WATCH House Bill 48: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/13/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 75: Makes Minor Changes to Compulsory Attendance Law
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 82: Creates Tax Deduction for Homeschool Expenses
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 130: Creates Exemptions to Vaccinations of School Children
1/13/2015

WATCH House Bill 138: Entitles Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities at Public School
1/13/2015

WATCH House Bill 158: Visitation Rights of Great-Grandparents
1/16/2015

WATCH House Bill 197: Creates the Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development
1/16/2015

WATCH House Bill 210: Creates the Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development
1/15/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 234: Creates “Vision 2020: An Educational Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 258: Authorizes Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 282: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 313: Creates "Vision 2020: An Educational Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty"
1/16/2015

WATCH House Bill 361: Voluntary Prekindergarten Program
1/16/2015

WATCH House Bill 431: Creates the “Mississippi Promise Scholarship Program”
1/28/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 465: Amends Compulsory School Attendance Law to Permit Early Graduation
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 480: Creates Safe2Tell Program
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 510: Removes Common Core State Standards from Mississippi’s Standards
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 571: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 579: Exempts High School Graduates from Compulsory Attendance
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 631: Creates “Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act”
1/26/2015

WATCH House Bill 632: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/26/2015

WATCH House Bill 664: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 707: Visitation Rights of Great-Grandparents
1/28/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 723: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 765: Creates the Individualized Education Fund Program
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 814: State Funding for Special Education Students
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 816: Creates “Low-Income Student Scholarship Tax Credit Act”
1/28/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 826: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 970: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18
2/2/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 1061: Applies “Best Interest of the Child” Standard in Grandparent Visitation Cases
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1134: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 240: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Athletics
2/7/2013

INACTIVE Senate Concurrent Resolution 523: Requests the U.S. Congress to Propose a Parental Rights Amendment
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2018: Authorizes the Youth Court to Remove At-Risk Children from Potentially Harmful Environments
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2023: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
1/14/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2027: Requires Civics Education for High School Students
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2030: Replaces Assessments Associated with the Common Core State Standards with the ACT
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2047: Makes it a Crime for Anyone to Make a False Report of Child Abuse or Neglect
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2072: Parental Rights Act
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2073: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2077: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 19
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2080: Amends the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2090: Third-Party Visitation Bill
1/14/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2161: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age From 17 to 19
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2169: Creates Community-Based Placement for At-risk Children Pilot Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2199: Parental Rights Act
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2249: Removes References to Common Core State Standards
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2267: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2280: Creates Income Tax Deduction for Private School and Homeschool Expenditures
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2325: Creates the Individualized Education Fund Program
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2329: Tim Tebow Act
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2344: Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in School Buildings
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2346: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2348: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 19
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2349: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2349: Stops Use of Tests Associated with the Common Core
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2352: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2406: Makes Changes to the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2457: Driver Education Course Required to get an Intermediate Driver’s License
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2489: Would Require Public Schools to use the ACT Instead of the SATP or PARCC Tests
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2515: Creates the “Homeschool Students Equal Access Act”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2526: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core Standards Without a Comprehensive Evaluation of the Standards
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2580: Early Learning Collaborative Program for Prekindergarten Children
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2632: Prohibits Implementation of the Common Core Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2639: Creates the Mississippi Education Savings Scholarship Accounts Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2660: Prohibits Applying Foreign Law to Violate Constitutional Rights
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2681: Creates the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act
4/4/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2690: Stops Implementation of Common Core State Standards
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2695: Government Funding of Nonpublic Education for Students with an IEP
1/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2702: Application of Foreign Law
1/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2735: Requires Five-Year-Old Children to Attend “Licensed” Kindergarten
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2736: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core State Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2737: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core State Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2749: Creates Income Tax Deduction for Private School and Homeschool Expenditures
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2815: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/28/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2842: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
7/11/2014

   Missouri 
WATCH House Bill 217: Changes the Laws Regarding Medical Neglect of Children
1/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 232: Equal Opportunity of Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Activities
12/15/2014

WATCH House Bill 594: Creates a Scholarship for Secondary School Graduates
1/22/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 1294: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age in Certain Districts
5/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1347: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in MSHAA-sponsored Sports
6/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1452: Lowers Compulsory School Age to 5 in Parts of Missouri
6/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1477: Homeschool Tax Credit
6/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1488: Specifies Parental Liberty Regarding Upbringing, Education, and Care of Children as Fundamental Right
6/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1490: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
7/15/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1551: Allows Homeschooled Students to Participate In Interscholastic Extracurricular Activities
6/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1708: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
6/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1783: Lowers the Compulsory Age of Attendance in Metropolitan School Districts
6/4/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 514: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
5/8/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 798: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
2/6/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 817: Creates Centralized Immunization Registry
6/4/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 827: Prohibits Spanking In School
6/4/2014

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

   Montana 
WATCH Draft Bill 583: Permits Same-Sex Marriage in Montana
1/8/2015

WATCH House Bill 282: Deletes Provisions in State Law that Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage
1/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 14: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
12/4/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 199: Application of Foreign Law
1/28/2015

OPEN The Montana Legislature is in Session
1/5/2015

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

OPEN The Nebraska Legislature is in Session
1/17/2015

   Nevada 
INACTIVE The Nevada Legislature will Convene February 2
1/15/2015

   New Hampshire 
WATCH House Bill 276: Prohibits State Board of Education from Adopting a Rule Requiring School Districts to Implement Common Core.
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 301: Opting out from Statewide Database
1/23/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 406: Deletes Certain Requirements for Homeschool Notification
3/28/2005

WATCH House Bill 461: Prohibiting the Use or Application of Foreign Laws in the State Court.
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 504: Allowing for Online Driver Education
1/23/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 610: Right to Trial by Jury for Termination of Parental Rights
11/29/2005

WATCH Senate Bill 151: Including Home Educated Pupils and Definition of Average Daily Membership for Public Schools
1/22/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 157: Imposes Federal Civics Test Passage As Condition for Graduation to All Students
1/22/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 204: an act repealing the education tax credit program.
1/22/2015

OPEN The New Hampshire Legislature is in Session
1/7/2015

   New Jersey 
WATCH A2700 and S1151: State-Mandated Annual Medical Exams for Homeschoolers
2/26/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 267: Requires Districts to Allow Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurriculars
1/22/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 380: Requires Homeschoolers to Notify School District
1/22/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 2681: Prohibits Children under DYFS Control from being “Home-schooled”
2/24/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 2957: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age
3/26/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 3296 and Senate Bill 2242: Allows Homeschooled Students to Obtain New Jersey Board of Cosmetology Lisenses
7/9/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 3430 and Senate Bill 125: Extracurricular Sports Access
7/2/2014

WATCH House Bill 2665: Changes Code for the Care of Children
2/24/2014

INACTIVE Senate Resolution 69: Memorialize the UN CRPD
9/16/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 658: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
1/22/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 253 & Assembly Bill 990: Creates a Common Core Study Task Force
1/22/2014

ACTION Senate Bill 2154: Creates a Common Core Task Force
6/25/2014

OPEN The New Jersey Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   New Mexico 
INACTIVE The New Mexico Legislature has Adjourned
2/20/2014

   New York 
ACTION Assembly Bill 497 and Senate Bill 3134: Vaccines Administered Without Parental Consent
3/7/2014

ACTION Assembly Bill 1826: Education Investment Tax Credit
3/5/2014

ACTION Assembly Bill 8567: Lowers the Compulsory School Age in Buffalo to 3 Years 9 Months
2/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 142: Requires Parents to Complete Several Parenting Workshops Before Their Child Can Advance to 7th Grade
2/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 286: Homeschoolers May Apply for BOCES Classes
3/1/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 1715: Homeschool Access to Interscholastic Sports
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2134: Requires Instruction in Federalist Papers, Constitution
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2506: Fair Practices for Home School Applicants
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 4099: Tax Credit for Certain Educational Expenses
3/5/2014

OPEN The New York Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   North Carolina 
WATCH House Bill 144: Provides a Tax Credit for Homeschoolers
2/27/2013

WATCH House Bill 228: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Interscholastic Athletics in Public Schools
3/11/2013

INACTIVE House Bill 230: Redefines the Term “Home School”
6/13/2013

WATCH House Bill 235: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
3/15/2013

WATCH House Bill 287: Increases the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 17
3/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 693: Increases Parental Consent Requirements for Medical Treatment of Minors
5/21/2013

WATCH House Bill 695: Prohibits the Application of Foreign Law in Violation of a Person’s Constitutional Rights
6/26/2013

WATCH House Bill 711: Defines Parental Rights As Fundamental
4/20/2013

INACTIVE House Bill 712: Reduces Special Education Benefits
12/12/2014

WATCH House Bill 751: Creates “The North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
6/14/2013

ACTION House Bill 1061: Replaces the Common Core Standards With Standards Developed by the State Board of Education
6/6/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 267: Increases the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18
3/18/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 313: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18
3/18/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 569: Access to Public School Extracurricular Activities for All Students
4/10/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 675: Increases Parental Consent Requirements for Medical Treatment of Minors
4/10/2013

ACTION Senate Bill 812: Replaces the Common Core Standards With Standards Developed by the State Board of Education
6/25/2014

OPEN The North Carolina Legislature is in Session
5/14/2014

   North Dakota 
WATCH House Bill 1366: Bill of Rights for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Children
1/26/2015

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

WATCH House Bill 1425: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 7 to 6
1/26/2015

WATCH House Bill 1425: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 7 to 6
1/26/2015

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

WATCH House Bill 1461: Removes North Dakota from the SBAC Consortium
1/26/2015

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

OPEN The North Dakota Legislature is in Session
1/6/2015

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

   Oklahoma 
INACTIVE House Bill 1027: Opportunity Scholarship Act
3/12/2013

ACTION House Bill 1384: Parents’ Bill of Rights
3/12/2014

WATCH House Bill 1906: Extracurricular Activities
1/29/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2621: Amended to Replace Education Tax Credit Language
2/28/2014

WATCH House Bill 3398: Education Savings Account for Private Schools
1/29/2014

WATCH Senate Joint Resolution 53: Constitutional Amendment Creating an Education Tax Credit
1/29/2014

INACTIVE The Oklahoma Legislature has Adjourned
5/23/2014

   Oregon 
INACTIVE House Bill 3446: Home Education Freedom Bill
6/29/2013

INACTIVE Senate Bill 809: Home Education Freedom Bill
6/29/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 1524: Financial Aid for College
2/6/2014

INACTIVE The Oregon Legislature has Adjourned
3/9/2014

   Pennsylvania 
WATCH House Resolution 71: Urges the U.S. Senate to Reject the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2/12/2013

WATCH House Bill 182: Creates REACH Scholarships for College Attendance
2/4/2013

WATCH House Bill 404: Redefines Child Abuse
2/28/2013

WATCH House Bill 958: Requires Children in a Home Education Program to Be Tested for Diabetes
3/18/2013

ACTION House Bill 1013: Revises Pennsylvania's Home Education Statute
10/23/2014

WATCH House Bill 1045: Makes it a Misdemeanor to Make a False Report of Child Abuse
3/27/2013

WATCH House Bill 1178: Recognizes Same-Sex Civil Unions
4/19/2013

WATCH House Bill 1184: Mandatory Mental Health Screening for All School-Aged Children
4/19/2013

WATCH House Bill 1344: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age to 6
5/16/2013

WATCH House Bill 1349: Marriage Amendment
5/16/2013

WATCH House Bill 1551: Requires Legislative Approval for Implementation of the Common Core Standards
10/9/2013

WATCH House Bill 1552: Prohibits Implementation of Standards or Testing Based on the Common Core
8/2/2013

WATCH House Bill 1555: Created Advisory Committee to Review Research For and Against Adoption of the Common Core Standards
10/9/2013

WATCH House Bill 1647: Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania
9/11/2013

WATCH House Bill 1686: Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania
10/24/2013

WATCH House Bill 1718: Creates Online Education Initiative
2/7/2014

WATCH House Bill 1787: Ties School Attendance to Driver’s Licenses
10/25/2013

WATCH House Bill 2037: Raises the Compulsory School Age from 17 to 18
2/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 2168: Prohibits Applying Foreign Law to Violate Constitutional Rights
4/16/2014

WATCH House Bill 2270: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
5/23/2014

WATCH House Bill 2444: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age from 8 to 5
9/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 20: Revises the Definition of Child Abuse
10/9/2013

INACTIVE Senate Bill 21: Revises Law Relating to Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse
4/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 27: Requires CPS and Licensed Medical Practitioners to Exchange Certain Information During an Investigation Without Requiring Parental Consent, Court Order, or Subpoena
11/11/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 32: Requires Homeschool Families to be Investigated Under Certain Circumstances
3/21/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 517: Prohibits Parents from Homeschooling a Child Who Has Recently Received CPS Services
2/27/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 719: Provides for Same-Sex Marriages
3/26/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 992: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5 Years
6/7/2013

OPEN The Pennsylvania Legislature is in Session
1/7/2014

   Rhode Island 
OPEN The Rhode Island Legislature is in Session
1/7/2014

   South Carolina 
INACTIVE House Bill 3024: Makes All Persons Mandatory Abuse Reporters
7/14/2014

WATCH House Bill 3046: Creates a Due Process Procedure for Adding an Individual to the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry
1/8/2015

WATCH House Joint Resolution 3135: Constitutional Amendment to Delete Definition of Marriage
1/8/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 3168: Allows Grandparents to Obtain Visitation Over the Objections of Fit Parents
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 3339: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
7/11/2013

WATCH House Bill 3339: Income Tax Credit for Instruction-Related Expenses
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 3424: Creates a Full-Day Kindergarten Program for At-Risk Children
2/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 3428: Provides for a Statewide Assessment of School Readiness for Children from Prenatal Age Through 5
7/1/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 3455: Creates the Child Development Education Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 3478: Imposes Additional Testing and Reporting Requirements for Homeschoolers and Eliminates Option III
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 3893: Requires Legislative Approval of Proposed State Education Standards and Assessments
6/4/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 3943: Prohibits Adoption or Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4460: Removes Current Language Which Limits Marriage as Between One Man and One Woman
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4624: Creates a $5,000 Income Tax Credit for Homeschool Expenses
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 24: Income Tax Deduction for Homeschool Expenses
1/16/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 44: South Carolina Teacher Protection Act
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 101: Application of Foreign Law
1/16/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 115: Requires Homeschools to be Taxed in the Same Manner as Public Schools
1/16/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 134: Creates the South Carolina Child Development Education Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 158: Changes School Attendance Conditions Associated with the Issuance of Driver’s Licenses
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 250: Release of a Child’s Medical Records
1/8/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 279: Creates a Tax Deduction for Instruction-Related Expenses
7/1/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 300: Requires Legislative Approval of Proposed State Education Standards and Assessments
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 451: Requires Home Schools To Be Taxed the Same As Public Facilities
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 628: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 910: Amends Current Law Permitting Homeschoolers to Participate in Interscholastic Activities in Public School
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1145: Requires Legislative Approval of Proposed State Education Standards and Assessments
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1160: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Concurrent Resolution 1199: Declares May 2014 as “Homeschool Recognition Month”
7/11/2014

OPEN The South Carolina Legislature is in Session
1/13/2015

   South Dakota 
WATCH House Bill 1070: Protects Rights of Special Needs Children Receiving Alternative Instruction
1/22/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1075: Requires Hearings on Common Core Standards Prior to Implementation
3/10/2014

WATCH House Bill 1117: Application to a Postsecondary Course by an Alternative Instruction Student Needs Approval by Provider of Alternative Instruction
1/28/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 1128: Fair Access to Opportunity Scholarship
2/21/2013

INACTIVE House Bill 1132: Changes Child Labor Laws to Make them Homeschool-Friendly
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1237: Evaluates the Common Core Standards
2/13/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 42: Removes Requirement to Prove Identity of Child Enrolled in an Alternative Instruction Program
1/28/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 62: Common Core Evaluation
1/23/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 64: Requires a Waiting Period Before Common Core Adoption
3/10/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 131: Makes a Truancy Complaint Grounds to Refuse an Excuse from School Attendance
9/3/2014

   Tennessee 
WATCH House Bill 3: Establishes State Academic Standards
11/21/2014

WATCH House Bill 29: Creates the “Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act”
1/8/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 261: Reduces TANF Payments to Families Whose Children Fail to Maintain “Satisfactory Academic Progress”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 429: Opening Public School Athletics to Homeschool Students
6/25/2010

INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 582: Supports the Romeike Family
4/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1668: Corrects Definition of a “Home School Student”
4/17/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1696: Prohibits Implementing Assessments Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1825: Postpones Adoption of the Common Core Standards Unless Approved by the Legislature
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2044: Creates Special Education and Related Services Scholarship Grants
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2047: Creates the Individualized Education Account Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2253: Prohibits Adopting Common Core-Aligned Standards for Social Studies or Science
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2290: Discourages Implementation of the Common Core Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2332: Discontinues Use of Common Core English and Math Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2491: Creates the “Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014”
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 4: Cancels Common Core Standards Memorandum of Understanding
11/21/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 5: Establishes State Academic Standards
12/4/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 27: Creates the "Individualized Education Act"
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 132: Reduces TANF Assistance to Families Whose Children Fail to Maintain “Satisfactory Academic Progress”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1682: Prohibits Adopting Common Core-Aligned Standards for Social Studies or Science
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1773: Corrects Definition of a “Home School Student”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1882: Prohibits Implementing Assessments Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1985: Postpones Adoption of the Common Core Standards Unless Approved by the Legislature
1/29/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2057: Discourages Implementation of the Common Core Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2138: Creates Special Education and Related Services Scholarship Grants
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2139: Creates the Individualized Education Account Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2405: Discontinues Use of Common Core English and Math Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2471: Creates the “Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2476: Removes the State Curriculum From Alignment With the Common Core Standards
7/11/2014

OPEN The Tennessee Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   Texas 
WATCH House Continuing Resolution 36: Urging Ratification of the Parental Rights Amendment
1/8/2015

WATCH House Bill 297: Establishes Progressive Sanctions for Truancy
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 347: Equal Opportunity for Homeschooled Students in UIL Sports
11/20/2014

WATCH House Bill 378: Establishes Progressive Sanctions for Truancy
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 917 and Senate Bill 301
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 276: Tax Credits for Private School Students in 1st Grade or Kindergarten
1/6/2015

OPEN The Texas Legislature is in Session
1/13/2015

   Utah 

1/1/2001

WATCH House Bill 113: Equal Access
1/26/2015

WATCH House Bill 134: Tax Credits for Homeschool Students
1/15/2015

OPEN The Utah Legislature is in Session
1/26/2015

   Vermont 
WATCH Senate Bill 9: Updates to Child Welfare Statutes Threaten Parental Rights
1/14/2015

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

   Virginia 
WATCH House Bill 1753: Gives a reprieve from the first year-end assessment for families who start home instruction on or after Feb. 1st
1/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 1754: Allows Home Instruction Students to use Scores from the ACT, SAT, or PSAT for Year-End Assessment
1/22/2015

WATCH House Bill 2238: Creates a "Parental Choice Education Savings Account"
1/19/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 1383: Protects Information Privacy regarding Home Instruction and Religious Exemption
1/21/2015

   Washington 
INACTIVE House Bill 1015: Immunization Requirements
2/22/2011

ACTION House Bill 1283: Lowering the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 6
1/22/2014

WATCH House Bill 1506: Third-Party Visitation Bill
1/22/2014

ACTION House Bill 1934: Third-Party Visitation Bill
1/22/2014

ACTION House Bill 2174: Protecting Parental Rights!
1/27/2014

OPEN The Washington Legislature is in Session
1/12/2015

   West Virginia 
WATCH House Bill 2123: Raising Compulsory Attendance Age to 18
1/22/2015

WATCH House Bill 2184: Repealing Common Core
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 2188: Modifying Truancy Laws to Account for Tardiness
1/23/2015

WATCH House Bill 2258: Parents Bill Of Rights
1/26/2015

WATCH House Bill 2422: Removing GED Requirement for PROMISE Scholarship
1/28/2015

WATCH House Bill 2436: Increasing Number of Child Protective Service (“CPS”) Workers
1/28/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 256: Increasing Number of Unexcused Absences before Truancy Action
1/22/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 286: Religious Exemption from Immunization
1/26/2015

OPEN The West Virginia Legislature is in Session
1/14/2015

   Wisconsin 
INACTIVE Assembly Bill 329: Reverts to Former Policy on Home-Educated Students in Public School
1/3/2013

INACTIVE LRB 2032/3: Equal Access to Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
9/24/2013

INACTIVE S.B. 458 and A.B. 555: Admissions Standards for Home-Educated Students Enrolling in Public School Course
4/17/2014

INACTIVE The Wisconsin Legislature has Adjourned
7/30/2014

   Wyoming 
WATCH House Joint Resolution 2: Ends Elections for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
1/20/2015

ACTION House Bill 83: Religious Freedom Restoration Act
1/12/2015

ACTION House Bill 94: Parental Rights
1/27/2015

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

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