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This bill recognizes that it is the natural, fundamental right of parents to determine and direct the education of their children, and adds an exemption to 193:1 for children who are "otherwise instructed" by a parent from compulsory attendance requirements.
The bill would further allow parents to comply with compulsory attendance requirements by raising their children in a lawful and honest field of employment; instructing them in science, mathematics, language, government, health, reading, writing, spelling, and the history of the constitutions of New Hampshire and the United States; and exposing them to art and music.
12/10/2009 (House) To be introduced on 1/6/2010 and referred to the Education Committee
1/5/2010 (House) Public Hearing: 1/21/2010 at 1:00p.m. in Legislative Office Building (LOB) 205-207
1/28/2010 (House) CANCELLED - Executive Session: 2/2/2010 10:00 a.m. LOB 207
2/2/2010 (House) Subcommittee Work Session: 2/9/2010 12:30 p.m. LOB 207
2/2/2010 (House) Executive Session: 2/16/2010 10:00 a.m. LOB 207
2/16/2010 (House) Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to legislate (12-7)
2/16/2010 (House) Minority Committee Report: Ought to pass
3/10/2010 (House) Special order to place on March 11 calendar, without objection
3/11/2010 (House) Special order to beginning of March 17 calendar, without objection
3/17/2010 (House) Inexpedient to Legislate (175-144)
3/18/2010 (House) Reconsideration motion failed 74-174
3/18/2010 This bill is dead
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