House Bill 2007: Gives Home Instruction Students the Right to Dual Enroll and Pay Equal Fees as Public School Students


Last Updated: February 15, 2017
House Bill 2007: Gives Home Instruction Students the Right to Dual Enroll and Pay Equal Fees as Public School Students
Rep. Robert Bell

Under current law, community colleges are required to work with public schools to offer dual enrollment courses, i.e., courses for which the college grants credit and the high school grants credit. Sometimes the courses are conducted on the public school premises, and sometimes at the community college. Usually, the public school student pays nothing or a small amount because the public school pays for all or most of the cost of the class. Home instruction students currently do not have a right to take advantage of these classes. HB 2007 would give home instruction students the right to enroll in their local public school part-time for the limited purpose of taking one or more of those classes, and would have the right to pay no more than public school students pay.

HSLDA's Position:

While HSLDA is generally neutral on the issue of creating new rights for homeschool students to be involved in public school activities, the true impact of this bill would be to allow home instruction students to obtain fair and equal access to community college classes. This bill does not give home instruction students a right to enroll in a regular (i.e., not for college credit) class or any other activity at a public school.

Action Requested:
None at this time

None at this time.


01/10/17 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103852D
01/10/17 House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/17 House: Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/31/17 House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 2-N)
02/01/17 House: Reported from Education with amendments (15-Y 6-N)
02/02/17 House: Read first time
02/03/17 House: Read second time
02/03/17 House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/17 House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2007E
02/03/17 House: Printed as engrossed 17103852D-E
02/06/17 House: Read third time and passed House (64-Y 33-N)
02/06/17 House: VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 33-N)
02/07/17 Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/17 Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/17 Senate: Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
02/09/17 Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/14/17 Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (8-Y 8-N)

This bill is dead since it failed to be reported from the Senate Finance Committee.

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