House Bill 1543: Elementary and Secondary Education Bill


Last Updated: May 24, 2010
House Bill 1543: Elementary and Secondary Education Bill
Maynard Wallace

As offered, this bill makes a variety of changes to laws governing public schools, and would not affect homeschoolers. However, Rep. Sara Lampe has indicated plans to offer amendments to this bill that would lower the beginning compulsory school attendance age from 7 to 6 or even 5.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA plans to oppose any change to this bill that will expand the compulsory attendance age or otherwise negatively impact homeschoolers or parental rights.

Action Requested:
None at this time

01/06/2010 Introduced and Read First Time (H)
01/07/2010 Read Second Time (H)
01/11/2010 Referred: Elementary and Secondary Education (H)
01/20/2010 Public Hearing Completed (H)
01/27/2010 Executive Session Completed (H)
01/27/2010 HCS Voted Do Pass (H)
02/03/2010 HCS Reported Do Pass (H)
02/03/2010 Referred: Rules - Pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f) (H)
02/08/2010 Rules - Executive Session Completed (H)
02/08/2010 Rules - Voted to Return to Committee of Origin (H)
02/08/2010 Rules - Returned to the Committee of Origin (H)
04/08/2010 Voted Do Pass (H)
04/12/2010 Reported to the Senate and First Read (S)
05/12/2010 Reported Do Pass (S)
05/25/2010 Signed by House Speaker(H)
05/25/2010 Signed by President Pro Tem (S)
05/25/2010 Delivered to Governor
06/24/2010 Approved by Governor (G)

This bill has been signed by the Governor, and is now law.

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Bill History

E-lert—May 11, 2010—“Missouri: Act Immediately to Prevent Expansion of Compulsory School Attendance”