House Bill 1580: Relative to Home Schooling

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Last Updated: March 18, 2010
House Bill 1580: Relative to Home Schooling
Representative Paul Ingbretson

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.

HSLDA's Position:
Action Requested:
None at this time

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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