House Bill 1335: Requiring High School Courses for Preregistered Students to be Eligible to Vote

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Last Updated: May 5, 2010
House Bill 1335: Requiring High School Courses for Preregistered Students to be Eligible to Vote
Sponsors:
Reps. Stephanie Benfield, Austin Scott, Mary Oliver, Jay Neal, Kathy Ashe, Tom Weldon
Summary:

This bill would permit students (including homeschoolers) who are at least 16 years old to preregister to vote. They would be permitted to vote at age 18, but only if they could prove that they had completed a high school course in either civics and economics or American government. Imposing such a requirement to voting eligibility is unreasonable and probably unconstitutional.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

3/10/2010 (House) First readers
3/11/2010 (House) Second readers
4/29/2010 (House) Bill died when Legislature adjourned

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