June 8, 2009

Senate Bill 334: Raising the Compulsory School Attendance Age

Senator Arthur Orr

This bill would raise the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 18. A child between the ages of 17 and 18 would be permitted to withdraw from school if the parent or guardian consented and the school conducted an exit interview with the parent and child. HSLDA opposes any effort to expand state control over education.


2/10/2009 Pending Education Committee Action in House of Origin
2/26/2009 Read for the second time and placed on the calendar one amendment; pending third reading on day nine favorable from Education with one amendment; Education first Amendment offered
3/10/2009 Third Reading Passed
3/10/2009 Education Amendment Offered
3/10/2009 Motion to Adopt adopted
3/10/2009 Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted
3/12/2009 (House) Engrossed
3/12/2009 (House) Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Education Policy
4/1/2009 (House) Read for the second time and placed on the calendar with 1 substitute and Education Policy Committee first Substitute Offered Pending third reading on day 17 favorable from Education Policy Committee with 1 substitute
5/5/2009 (House) Third reading passed
5/5/2009 (House) Education Policy offered first substitute
5/5/2009 (House) Motion to Adopt adopted
5/5/2009 (House) Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted
5/15/2009 (House) Concurrence requested
5/15/2009 (Senate) Senator Orr’s motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted
5/15/2009 (Senate) Concurred in House Amendment No. 2
5/15/2009 (Senate) Signature requested
5/15/2009 (Senate) Signature requested
5/15/2009 (Senate) Enrolled
5/15/2009 (Senate) Delivered to Governor at 12:05 p.m.
5/18/2009 Sent to Governor
5/18/2009 Signed by Governor

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—3/13/2009—Alabama: Calls Needed to Stop Expansion of State Control over Education.

Bill Text (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History