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WATCH House Bill 1349: Parental Rights Protection
5/11/2017

   Alabama 
INACTIVE House Bill 97: ANSWERS Database
11/14/2017

WATCH House Bill 125: Creates an Alabama Longitudinal Data System
2/8/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 277: Licensing of Church-Based Child Care Facilities
11/14/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 307: Recognizes Parental Rights are Fundamental
11/14/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 558: Terminates Implementation of Common Core Standards
1/14/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 153: ANSWERS Database
11/14/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 184: Improves Minimum Standards for Law Enforcement Officers
11/14/2017

OPEN The Alabama Legislature is in Session
2/7/2017

   Alaska 
INACTIVE House Bill 36: Prekindergarten Program for Four-Year-Old Children
11/16/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 335: Expands Compulsory Attendance to 6–18
11/16/2016

INACTIVE Proposed Changes to Alaska Police Officer Standards
12/8/2016

INACTIVE The Alaska Legislature has adjourned
5/17/2017

   Arizona 
INACTIVE House Bill 2168: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
5/23/2013

INACTIVE The Arizona Legislature has Adjourned
5/6/2016

   Arkansas 
WATCH HB 1208: Gives Public Schools Authority To Decide If Homeschool Students Can Take Public School Classes
2/9/2017

WATCH HB 1222: Allows Tax Deductions For Persons Who Donate To Organization That Contributes Toward Homeschool And Other Education Expenses
2/9/2017

WATCH HB 1474: Expands Access to Public School Sports
7/31/2017

WATCH HB 1481: Expands Access to Public School Sports
7/31/2017

WATCH House Bill 1043: Removes Philosophical and Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Immunization
12/13/2016

WATCH SB 112: Allows Tax Deduction For Expenses Related To Homeschool, Public School, Private School
2/9/2017

OPEN The Arkansas legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close 05/19/17.
1/9/2017

   California 
INACTIVE AB 500: Legislative Victory Protects Parents, Affirms Homeschooling
11/2/2017

INACTIVE Assembly Bill 713: Mandates Kindergarten
9/9/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 18: Bill of Rights for Children
1/27/2017

INACTIVE The California Legislature has Adjourned
8/31/2016

   Colorado 
WATCH 12 CCR 2509-2: Child Services Assessment
10/18/2017

WATCH House Bill 1001: Employee Leave for Child's Academic Activities
1/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 1089: Parent Choice in Low-Performing School Districts
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 1185: Expanding Mandatory Reporters
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 1320: Lowering Age of Consent for Psychotherapy
5/2/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 28: Sharing information on Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations
1/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 29: Increase Full-Day Kindergarten Funding
1/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 39: Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education
1/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 101: Repealing Participation in Assessment Consortium
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 250: Immunization Exemptions
3/27/2017

OPEN The Colorado Legislature is in session
1/11/2017

   Connecticut 
WATCH House Bill 7244: Grandparent Visitation
3/9/2017

OPEN The Connecticut Legislature is in session
1/4/2017

   Delaware 
WATCH House Bill 55: Increases Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
2/9/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 89: Limits Application of Foreign Law
5/26/2017

OPEN The Delaware Legislature is in Session
1/17/2017

   District of Columbia 
INACTIVE LB 431, 432: Truancy Referral Amendment Acts
12/5/2016

INACTIVE Regulation 378044: Revising Graduation Requirements
12/8/2016

OPEN The District of Columbia Council is in Session
5/23/2017

   Florida 
INACTIVE The Florida Legislature has Adjourned
3/11/2016

   Georgia 
WATCH House Bill 13: Educator Income Tax Credit
12/6/2016

WATCH House Bill 24: Expands Eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship
1/31/2015

WATCH House Bill 26: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 17
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 415 and Senate Bill 203: High School Athletic Association
4/18/2017

WATCH House Bill 429: Tax Credit for Home Study Program Expenses
3/7/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 68: Student Education Accounts
4/18/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 77: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 17
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 83: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from Sixteen to Seventeen and a Half
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 253: Allows Home School Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities
6/6/2017

   Hawaii 
WATCH House Bill 983 & Senate Bill 422: Grandparent Visitation
3/22/2017

OPEN The Hawaii Legislature is in session
1/18/2017

   Idaho 
OPEN The Idaho legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close in late March or early April, 2017.
1/9/2017

   Illinois 
ACTION HB 230 Creates Discriminatory Admission System For State Universities: Top 10% Of Grads From Brick-And-Mortar Private Schools And Public Schools Get Guaranteed Admission Leaving Few If Any Slots For Homeschool Grads
3/2/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 1232: Authorizes School Boards To Allow Private School (Home School) Students To Participate In Public School Sports If The Private School Does Not Offer The Sport
2/10/2017

State Admits: Homeschooling Grandma Did Nothing Wrong
2/13/2017

OPEN The Illinois legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close 05/31/2017.
1/9/2017

   Indiana 
WATCH Senate Bill 301: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
1/8/2015

   Iowa 
WATCH HF 368: Eliminates Independent Private Instruction and Requires Parents to Submit a Form and Annual Evaluations for Competent Private Instruction
3/24/2017

WATCH House File 261: Removes Religious Exemption from Mandatory Child Immunization
2/16/2017

ACTION House File 268: Independent Private Instruction and Private Instruction Families Must File “Form A” and Assess Annually; Officials Must Enter Home and Question Homeschooled Kids 4 Times per Year, By Court Order If Necessary
2/10/2017

ACTION Senate File 138: Independent Private Instruction and Private Instruction Families Must File “Form A” and Assess Annually
1/31/2017

WATCH SF 116 Hinders Parental, Religious Freedom By Demanding Approval From Religious Leader Before An Exemption From Immunization on Religious Ground Can Be Obtained
2/9/2017

WATCH SF 135: Makes 16 And 17 Year Olds Subject to Mandatory School Attendance
2/9/2017

WATCH SF 391: Requires Parents to Register and Submit Annual Evaluations If They Use Independent Private Instruction (IPI)
3/24/2017

OPEN The Iowa legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close 05/17/17
1/9/2017

   Kansas 
WATCH SB 238 Lowers Compulsory Attendance From 7 to 6 With a Religious Exemption Option
4/5/2017

OPEN The Kansas legislative session: open 01/09/2017 and close around mid-May, 2017.
1/9/2017

   Kentucky 
DPPs Demand School Records Reviews
1/26/2016

Homeschool Student Faces Difficulty Getting Driver’s Permit
2/9/2015

INACTIVE The Kentucky Legislature has Adjourned
4/15/2016

   Louisiana 
INACTIVE The Louisiana Legislature has Adjourned
6/6/2016

   Maine 
WATCH LD 96: Forbids Parents From Taking their 5- or 6-Year-Old Out of Public School and Homeschooling the Child Without First Consulting with School Board
1/19/2017

ACTION LD 472: Parental Rights
2/27/2017

WATCH LD 527: Outlaws Normal Spanking In Homeschool Families Who Operate As Recognized-For-Attendance-Purposes Private Schools
2/9/2017

WATCH LD 747 Gives Every Local School Board Power To Set Their Own Age Locally When Compulsory Schooling Starts
3/3/2017

WATCH LD 1131 An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Maine Students
4/5/2017

WATCH ME LD 1234 An Act To Amend Maine's Truancy Laws by Specifying Penalties for Noncompliance
4/5/2017

OPEN The Maine legislative session: open 12/07/2016 and close 06/21/2017.
12/7/2016

   Maryland 
WATCH House Bill 980: Gives Home School Students Right To Participate In Public School Sports, Activities, Extracurricular Clubs; Requires Equivalent Academic Eligibility
2/10/2017

OPEN The Maryland legislative session: open 01/11/2017 and close 04/11/2017.
1/11/2017

   Massachusetts 
WATCH 110 CMR 12: DCF Records Release
11/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 49: Mediation Uniformity
3/27/2017

WATCH House Bill 76: Expanding Mandatory Reporters in Foxborough
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 77: Authorizing Additional Mandatory Reporters
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 109: Retaining Unsubstantiated Reports
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 255: Common Core Opt Out
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 276: Report on Potential for Nonpublic Students to Take MCAS
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 319: Report on Potential Nonpublic Students to Take MCAS
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 834: Grandparent/Great-Grandparent Visitation
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 845: Custody When Parent Has a Disability
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 900: Justina's Law-Parental Rights In Medical Care
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 927: Great-Grandparent Visitation
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 973: Child Abuse/Neglect Registry
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 1840: Driver Education
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 1964: Medical Abuse Claims Commission
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2013: Full-Day Kindergarten
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2015: Compulsory Attendance to 18 or Graduation
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2031: Alternative Penalties for Failure to Attend School
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2056: Mandatory Kindergarten and Dropout Prevention
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 2061: Universal Early Education and Full-Day Kindergarten
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2066: Nullify Common Core Standards
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2225: College Savings Account
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 2256: Increase Penalty of Excessive Truancy
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2274: Petition to Remove Guardian
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2285: Parental Rights and Child Survivors of Homicide
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2753: Online Driver Education
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2838: Expand Universal Pre-Kindergarten
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 2860: Standardized Testing Opt-Out
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 3030: Defining Child Abuse and Neglect
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 3064: Removal of Child from Family
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 3479: Compulsory Attendance to 18 or Graduation
5/5/2017

WATCH House Bill 3555: School Attendance Until 18 or Graduation
4/17/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 59: Commission on Status of Youth
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 65: Foster Child School Enrollment
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 222: Requires Children to Attend School Until Age 18 If They Have Not Graduate from High School
3/8/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 283: Ending Common Core Standards
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 682: College Savings Account
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 692: Community College Workforce Scholarship Eligibility
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 896: Custody When Parent Has a Disability
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 930: Shared Legal and Physical Custody
3/15/2017

OPEN The Massachusetts Legislature is in session
1/4/2017

   Michigan 
WATCH House Joint Resolution M: Constitutional Amendment to Appoint Director of Education Department
10/20/2017

WATCH House Bill 4143: School Security
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 4145: Agreements for School Security
2/8/2017

WATCH House Bill 4192: Repeal and Replace Common Core
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 4250: Lower Compulsory Attendance Age
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 4298: Recording of Child Interviews
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 4313: Education Omnibus
6/28/2017

WATCH House Bill 4735: Expanding PSEO
6/28/2017

WATCH House Bill 4805: Homeschooled Students and Educational Development Plans
6/28/2017

WATCH House Bill 5149: Appropriations for Early Childhood Programs
10/20/2017

WATCH House Bill 5151: Eligibility for Great Start Readiness Program
10/20/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 81: Replacing Common Core Standards
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 100: Awarding of Court Fees
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 101: Awarding of Fees
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 103: Compulsory Attendance Changes
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 104: Attendance Intervention
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 106: Truancy Definitions
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 133: Appropriations and School Aid
10/11/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 198: Music Instruction in K-5
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 217: School Aid
5/12/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 218: Dual Enrollment Payments
5/12/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 419: Return of Juvenile to Home
6/28/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 420: Definition of Child Neglect
6/28/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 421: Amend Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Law
6/28/2017

OPEN The Michigan Legislature is in Session
1/11/2017

   Minnesota 
WATCH House File 4/Senate File 2255
5/8/2017

WATCH House File 96: Immunization Exemption Procedures
1/13/2017

WATCH House File 386/Senate File 256: Education Income Tax Credit
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 387: Income Tax Education Credits
1/30/2017

WATCH House Bill 404: Expanding Driver Education Program Access
1/30/2017

WATCH House File 731/Senate File 773: Required Civics Instruction
4/5/2017

WATCH House File 832/Senate File 856: CLEP Fees
2/13/2017

WATCH House File 881/Senate File 936: School Telecommunications Funding
2/13/2017

WATCH House File 1045: Re-establishment of Parental Relationship
2/23/2017

WATCH House File 1048: Textbook Loans to Nonpublic Students
2/15/2017

WATCH House File 1142/Senate File 1242: Concurrent Enrollment Revisions
2/23/2017

WATCH House File 1207/Senate File 1292: Abuse/Neglect Reports
2/23/2017

WATCH House File 1231/Senate File 760: County Exemption from 24-Hour CPS
2/23/2017

WATCH House File 1266: Homeschool/Nonpublic School Participation
2/23/2017

WATCH House File 1290/Senate File 1166
2/23/2017

WATCH House File 1398/Senate File 953: High School Equivalency Tests
2/23/2017

WATCH House File 1507/Senate File 1961: Student Data Privacy
5/12/2017

WATCH House File 1623/Senate File 1948: Definition of Shared-Time Pupils
3/15/2017

WATCH House File 1878: Postsecondary School Admissions
5/8/2017

WATCH House File 1887/Senate File 1750: Grants Based on Maltreatment Reports
5/8/2017

WATCH House File 2005: Informed Consent for Vaccinations
5/8/2017

WATCH House File 2025/Senate File 1751: Screening and Assessment of Child Abuse/Neglect Reports
5/12/2017

WATCH House File 2055/Senate File 2261: Emancipation Procedures
5/12/2017

WATCH House File 2145/Senate File 1558: Nonpublic Pupil Aid
3/15/2017

WATCH House File 2444/Senate File 2105: PSEO for Nonpublic Students
5/8/2017

WATCH House File 2610/Senate File 1724: Maltreatment of Minors Act
5/12/2017

WATCH House File 2701: Early Learning Hub System
6/28/2017

WATCH Senate File 570: PSEO Revisions
2/8/2017

OPEN The Minnesota Legislature is in Session
1/6/2017

   Mississippi 
INACTIVE House Concurrent Resolution 2: Constitutional Amendment on Parent Rights
1/11/2017

WATCH House Bill 193: Requires Attendance Officers to File Petition with Youth Court
1/26/2017

WATCH House Bill 254: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/10/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 268: Increases Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
1/10/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 269: Prohibits Adoption of National Education Standards
1/10/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 279: Common Core Standards/Student Privacy
1/11/2017

WATCH House Bill 298: Home Schooled Students and Extracurricular Activities
1/10/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 298: Homeschool Students and Extracurricular Activities
2/3/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 357: Repeals Common Core Curriculum Standards
1/11/2017

WATCH House Bill 502: Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Standards
1/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 565: Lowers Compulsory School Age from 6 to 5
2/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 567: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
3/20/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 586: Mandatory Kindergarten
1/23/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 726: False Reports of Abuse or Neglect
1/23/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 767: Mandatory Kindergarten
1/23/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 852: Requires Minors to Always Carry Photo ID
1/23/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 963: Creates Educational Requirements for Receipt of TANF Benefits
1/25/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 1169: Decreases Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
1/25/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2035: Replaces Common Core State Standards
1/11/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2068: Kindergartners Must Attend Licensed School
1/26/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2073: Kindergartners Must Attend Licensed School
1/26/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2118: “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
1/11/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2164: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/11/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2173: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities
1/23/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2459: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
2/14/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2585: Creates a Tax Deduction for Education Expenses
1/25/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2782: Kindergartners Must Attend Licensed School
1/25/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2881: ACT Requirement for Dropouts Under 18 Years Old
1/25/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2947: Creates Tax Credit for Educational Expenses
2/15/2017

INACTIVE The Mississippi Legislature has Adjourned
3/29/2017

   Missouri 
WATCH HB 189 Creates An Educational Savings Program and Includes Homeschool Curriculum As An Eligible Expense
3/6/2017

WATCH HB 430: Makes 17 Year Olds Subject to Mandatory School Attendance
2/9/2017

WATCH HB 1084 Allows Eligible Homeschool Students to Participate In Any Extracurricular Activity
3/6/2017

WATCH House Bill 354: A Parent’s Liberty To Direct A Child’s Upbringing Is A Fundamental Right; Narrowly Tailored, Compelling State Interest Necessary to Overcome
2/8/2017

WATCH House Bill 793: Protects Homeschool Records From Public Disclosure; Reasonable Suspicion Necessary to Demand Records; Recordkeeping Red Tape Reduced; Problematic Declaration of Enrollment Repealed
2/1/2017

WATCH SB 173: Gives Home School Students Right To Participate In Public School Extracurricular Activities
2/9/2017

WATCH SB 313: Creates Tax Deduction For Persons Who Donate To An Organization That Provides Financial Support For Homeschool And Other Education Expenses
2/9/2017

WATCH SB 500 Prevents Public Schools from Being Members of Athletic Organizations That Don't Allow Homeschool Students to Participate
3/6/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 32: Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program
12/9/2016

OPEN The Missouri legislative session: open 01/04/2017 and close 05/12/2017.
1/4/2017

   Montana 
WATCH Draft Bill 162: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age to 18
1/5/2016

WATCH Draft 701: Would Create a Young Entrepreneur Grant Award
3/1/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 192: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
3/1/2017

WATCH House Bill 293: Revises Immunization Information Release Requirements
2/9/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 467: Increases Burden of Proof Needed Before Interfering with Parental Rights
3/2/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 97: Makes the State and Federal Constitutions Supreme
1/25/2017

INACTIVE The Montana Legislature has Adjourned
4/28/2017

   Nebraska 
WATCH Legislative Bill 58: Allows School Boards to Establish Policies for Homeschooler Participation in School-Related Activities
1/26/2017

WATCH Legislative Bill 118: Allows Homeschoolers to Utilize Education Savings Accounts
1/26/2017

WATCH Legislature Bill 155: Requires Civics Examination for High School Graduation
1/26/2017

WATCH NE 2444 2016: Part-Time Enrollment
12/7/2016

OPEN The Nebraska Legislature is in Session
1/4/2017

   Nevada 
INACTIVE Assembly Bill 186: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age
6/7/2017

INACTIVE The Nevada Legislature has Adjourned
6/6/2017

   New Hampshire 
WATCH CACR 2: Natural Rights of Children
1/9/2017

WATCH CACR 14: Natural Rights of Children
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 129: Repealing Education Tax Credit Program
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 155: Increase Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 180: Postsecondary Remedial Course Reports
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 207: Prohibit Requiring Common Core
1/9/2017

WATCH House Bill 207: Prohibit Implementation of Common Core
1/17/2017

WATCH House Bill 297: Repealing Education Tax Credit
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 304:Academic Standards
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 326: Immunity Under Child Abuse Reporting Law
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 349: Out-of-Home Placement
1/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 361: Immunization Rulemaking Authority
1/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 362: Prohibiting Certain Immunization Requirements
1/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 386: Changes to Education Tax Credit
1/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 395: Removing Rulemaking Authority
1/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 422: Repealing Child Protection Act
1/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 603: Student Debt Reduction Program
1/26/2017

WATCH House Bill 604: Workforce Opportunity Program
1/26/2017

WATCH House Bill 607: Student Access Grant Program
1/27/2017

WATCH House Bill 629: Grandparent Guardians
1/30/2017

WATCH House Bill 641: Concurrent and Dual Enrollment Program
1/30/2017

WATCH House Bill 647: Education Freedom Savings Accounts for Children with Disabilities
1/30/2017

WATCH House Bill 1234: Foster Parents in Custody Proceeding
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1261: Retention of Child Abuse and Neglect Reports
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1262: Online Driver Education
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1263: Homeschool Evaluation
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1267: Alcohol/Drug Testing in Child Protection Case
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1321: Youth Employment Hours
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1325: Change of Venue in Child Protection Actions
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1367: Removing Tetanus from Required Immunizations
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1372: Subcutaneous Identification Devices
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1383: Liability for Court-Ordered Child Placement
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1384: Standard of Evidence in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1683: Expanding Definition of Abused Child
11/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1686: Education Tax Credit
11/21/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 44: Prohibit Requiring Common Core Implementation
1/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 63: Retention of Child Abuse and Neglect Reports
1/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 167: Burden of Proof in Parental Rights Termination
1/30/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 191: Funding Full-Day Kindergarten
5/9/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 193: Education Freedom Savings Accounts
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 247: Lead Testing
2/15/2017

OPEN The New Hampshire Legislature is in Session
1/4/2017

   New Jersey 
WATCH AB 1110: Makes 5 Year Old Children Subject To Compulsory School Attendance
2/9/2017

INACTIVE Assembly Joint Resolution 80: Designates May of each year as "Home-Schooling Month"
4/13/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 142: Requires Homeschool Parents to Notify School Districts Annually and School Districts to Maintain Records on Homeschooled Children
1/27/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 1874: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
1/27/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2356: Places Burdensome Red Tape on Homeschool Families and Prevents Homeschooling in Certain DYFS Cases
2/10/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2633: School Can Force Truancy Counseling
11/1/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2722: Requires Boards of Education to Permit Homeschoolers to Participate in Public School Sports
2/8/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 2723: Requires School District to Permit Access by "Home-School Students" to Public School Extracurricular Activities; Introduces New Terminology
2/10/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 3368: Provides That Children Under Care, Custody or Supervision of DCPP May Not Be Homeschooled
5/3/2016

INACTIVE Assembly Bill 3495: Allows Home Schooled Students to Participate In NJ STARS Scholarship Program
7/8/2016

WATCH Assembly Bill 5054: Makes Homeschoolers File with District
7/7/2017

WATCH SB 1699: Gives Homeschool Graduates Equal Access to NJ Stars College Scholarship Program
2/9/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 582: Grants “Home-schooled” Students Access to Sports in the Public Schools
1/12/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 801: Changes statutory exemptions from mandatory immunizations
6/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 823: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age to 18
1/12/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 856: Permits Minors to Give Consent for Behavioral Health Care
7/5/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 1203: Requires Boards of Education to Permit Homeschoolers to Participate in Public School Sports
10/12/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 1406: Requires Medical Exams, Portfolios, Denies Homeschooling for Children under DYFS Supervision
2/11/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 1416: Declares Parental Rights To Be Fundamental And Subject To Infringement Only If The State Has Compelling Need
2/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2007: Provides That Children Under Care, Custody or Supervision of DCPP May Not Be Homeschooled
5/3/2016

OPEN The New Jersey legislative session: open 01/12/16 and close 01/09/2018.
1/12/2016

   New Mexico 
WATCH House Bill 53: Gives Local Municipalities the Ability to Adopt Curfews
2/14/2017

WATCH House Bill 270: Allows the Creation of Home School Sports Teams
2/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 256: Requires Minimum Hours or Days for Schooling
2/15/2017

OPEN The New Mexico Legislature is in Session
1/16/2017

   New York 
ACTION Assembly Bill 412: Positive Change to Homechool Law
4/10/2017

ACTION Senate Bill 464: Homeschool Freedom Bill
5/5/2017

OPEN The New York Legislature is in Session
1/4/2017

   North Carolina 
WATCH House Bill 136: Decreases the Compulsory School Attendance Age
2/28/2017

WATCH House Bill 329: Creates Tax Credit for Homeschooled Students
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 417: Removes Common Core
4/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 630: DSS Home Visits Prior to Family Reunification
4/26/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 159: Mandates Regulations that Allow Homeschooler Participation in Extracurricular Activities
3/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 254: Requires Adoption of Rules for Homeschoolers to Participate in Interscholastic Athletic Programs
4/12/2017

OPEN The North Carolina Legislature is in Session
1/17/2017

   North Dakota 
WATCH House Bill 1382: Provides for a Study on Establishing a School Choice Program
2/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1425: Nullifies Any Ruling That Denies Fundamental Rights
4/12/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 1428: Expands Standardized Testing Exemption
2/22/2017

WATCH House Bill 1432: Prohibits Adoption of National Education Standards
1/24/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2180: Independence from Federal Education Mandates
1/19/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 2194: Early Childhood Education
1/19/2017

INACTIVE The North Dakota Legislature has Adjourned
4/27/2017

   Ohio 
WATCH House Bill 14: Voter Registration Information from Schools
4/5/2017

WATCH House Resolution 19: School Choice Week
2/3/2017

WATCH House Bill 47: Extracurricular Activities
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 137: Mandatory Reporters
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 176: Prohibit Common Core Standards
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 181: Prohibit Nationally Developed Assessments & Standards
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 369: Appropriations to Include College Credit Plus
10/18/2017

WATCH Rule 3333-1-65.12, -65.13: College Credit Plus
11/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 3: "Jobs Ready" Certificate with Diploma
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Resolution 12: School Choice Week
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 142: Concealed Handguns
6/28/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 216: Public School Deregulation Act
10/18/2017

OPEN The Ohio Legislature is in Session
1/2/2017

   Oklahoma 
WATCH Senate Bill 83: Removes Immunization Exemption Option
2/1/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 93: Attacks Parents' Religious Beliefs about Child's Medical Needs
1/25/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 560: The Parent Empowerment, Revenue Enhancement and Classroom Size Reduction Act
2/15/2017

INACTIVE The Oklahoma Legislature has Adjourned
5/27/2016

   Oregon 
INACTIVE The Oregon Legislature has Adjourned
3/3/2016

   Pennsylvania 
WATCH House Bill 523: Amends the Definition of Compulsory School Attendance Age
3/1/2017

WATCH House Bill 747: Requires Diabetes Testing
4/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 855: Provides for the Protection of Parental Rights
3/22/2017

WATCH House Bill 1126: Jury Duty Excuse for Homeschool Parents
4/24/2017

WATCH House Bill 1150: Reliable Educational Assistance for College Hopefuls (REACH) Scholarship
4/18/2017

WATCH House Bill 1476: Library Access
6/7/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 217: Removal of Ethical/Moral Immunization Exemption
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 364: Institutes Personal Finance Proficiency Requirement
3/1/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 940: Jury Duty Excuse for Homeschool Parents
11/8/2017

OPEN The Pennsylvania Legislature is in Session
1/3/2017

   Puerto Rico 
INACTIVE P.del.S.255 Declares Homeschoooling to be a Fundamental Right
6/23/2017

   Rhode Island 
WATCH House Bill 5177: Potential Changes to Health Curriculum
6/29/2017

WATCH House Bill 5352: Dual Enrollment Equal Opportunity Act
7/11/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 244: Mandatory, Uniform End-of-Year Assessments
4/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 246: Mandatory, Uniform End-of-Year Assessments
4/13/2017

OPEN The Rhode Island Legislature is in session
1/18/2017

   South Carolina 
WATCH House Bill 3125: Gives Department of Social Services Authority to Temporarily Remove Child if Investigating Abuse or Neglect
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 3188: Prohibits the Application of Foreign Law
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 3350: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
1/25/2017

WATCH House Joint Resolution 3515: Allows Homeschoolers to Modify 180 Day Requirement
3/1/2017

WATCH House Bill 3934: Creates a Tax Credit for Educational Expenses
4/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 4039: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18 Years Old
4/12/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 241: Authorizes a Private Education Tax Credit
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 291: Increases Requirements for Removing Custody from a Parent with a Disability
2/9/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 339: Narrowly Defines "Home School Student"
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 650: Application of Foreign Law
5/11/2017

OPEN The South Carolina Legislature is in Session
1/10/2017

   South Dakota 
WATCH House Bill 1122: Changes “Application” for Excuse to “Notification” of Excuse From School Attendance
2/3/2017

WATCH House Bill 1123: Broadens Homeschool Student Access to Public School Sports, Interscholastic Activities
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 177: Allows Alternative Instruction Students to Participate in Interscholastic Programs, Including Sports
2/6/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 38: National Assessment of Educational Progress
3/11/2003

   State Legislation 
WATCH Assembly Bill 2661: Prohibits Homeschooling of Children Under DCPP Care, Custody, or Supervision Without DCPP Approval
2/8/2016

   Tennessee 
WATCH HB 68 & SB 46: Adding Option for Academic Progress Requirement for Driver's License
1/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 76: Requiring Homeschool Assessment
1/20/2017

WATCH House Bill 89/Senate Bill 149: School Transportation
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 262: ACT in Lieu of State Standardized Tests
2/3/2017

WATCH House Bill 388/Senate Bill 598: Influenza Information
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 448/Senate Bill 458: Opioid Antagonists in Schools
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 460/Senate Bill 395: Empowerment Scholarship Act
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 461: Homeschooled Student Access to ACT at Public School
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 483 / Senate Bill 196: Progressive Truancy Intervention Program
2/8/2017

WATCH House Bill 540/Senate Bill 1159: Child Endangerment
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 559/Senate Bill 431: Content of Child Abuse Report
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 617/Senate Bill 1051: Standardized Testing
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 794/Senate Bill 775: Juvenile Offenders
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 840/Senate Bill 1252: Petitions in Juvenile Court
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 862/Senate Bill 887: Zero to Five Initiative
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 863/Senate Bill 1014: Exemption from Out-of-State Tuition
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 972/Senate Bill 1168: Case Manager Staffing Levels
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 990/Senate Bill 541: Exemptions from Compulsory Attendance
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 1009/Senate Bill 1002: Revisions to Homeschool Statute
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 1086/Senate Bill 976: Grandparent Visitation
2/28/2017

WATCH House Bill 1104/Senate Bill 990: Home-Rule LEA Act
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 1200/Senate Bill 804: Tuition Stability Act
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 1314/Senate Bill 877: Schools to Provide Voting Information
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 1398/Senate Bill 1359: Withdrawal and Absence Reports
2/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 1411/Senate Bill 477: Child Abuse/Neglect Punishment
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 1195/Senate Bill 1147: Reunification of Families
2/23/2017

OPEN The Tennessee Legislature is in session
1/30/2017

   Texas 
INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 62 and Senate Joint Resultion 33: Constitutional Amendment to Prevent Regulation of Homeschooling
4/17/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 1323 and Senate Bill 640: Equal Access
5/11/2017

WATCH House Bill 1335: Establishes Education Savings Account Program
1/31/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 1372: Driver Education Curriculum
3/13/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 3: Establishes Education Savings Account Program
5/12/2017

OPEN The Texas Legislature is in session
1/10/2017

   Utah 
WATCH Senate Bill 115: Compulsory Education Revisions
2/15/2017

OPEN The Utah Legislature is in session
1/23/2017

   Vermont 
OPEN The Vermont Legislature is in session
1/4/2017

   Virgin Islands 
WATCH Bill 31-0391: Moves Authority to Govern Homeschooling From Board of Education to Legislature
1/4/2017

WATCH Board of Education Proposes Change to Homeschooling Policy
2/4/2015

   Virginia 
WATCH House Bill 1578: Empowers Public Schools to Allow Home Instruction Students to Participate in Interscholastic Programs, Including Sports
1/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 1605: Taxpayer Funding for Home Instruction Students
1/21/2017

WATCH House Bill 2007: Gives Home Instruction Students the Right to Dual Enroll and Pay Equal Fees as Public School Students
1/11/2017

WATCH House Bill 2355: Improves Home Instruction Students’ Access to AP tests and the PSAT/NMSQT test
1/21/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2386: Religious Freedom Restoration Act
2/5/2001

WATCH SB 1414: Improves Home Instruction Students’ Access to AP tests and the PSAT/NMSQT test
1/18/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 1243: Taxpayer Funding for Lower Income Special Needs Home Instruction Students
1/17/2017

   Washington 
INACTIVE The Washington Legislature has Adjourned
3/10/2016

   West Virgiinia 
INACTIVE SCR 38: Social Worker Pilot Program Study
5/12/2017

   West Virginia 
INACTIVE House Bill 2002: Parental Notification before Abortion on Minor
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 2073: Elective Bible Courses
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2094: Tax Credits
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2117: Eliminating GED Requirement for Promise Scholarship
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2140: Modifying Definition of Child Abuse or Neglect
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2151: Prohibiting Use of Smarter Balanced Assessment
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2196: Homeschool Sports Eligibility
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2213: Unexcused Absences
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2214: Prohibiting Common Core Standards
2/13/2017

WATCH House Bill 2309: Discontinue Common Core Standards and Assessments
2/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 2313: Statewide Testing
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 2333: Statewide Testing
3/24/2017

WATCH House Bill 2334: Discontinue Common Core Standards/Assessments
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 2388: State Assessments
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 2421: Requiring Civics Instruction
2/16/2017

WATCH House Bill 2429: Tax Credit for Home or Private Schooling
2/16/2017

WATCH House Bill 2442: Requiring Citizenship Test
2/16/2017

WATCH House Bill 2443: Prohibiting Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessment
2/16/2017

WATCH House Bill 2476: Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 2478: Changing Compulsory Attendance Age
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 2479: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody/Visitation Act
2/23/2017

WATCH House Bill 2491: Mandatory Instructional Days
2/23/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2543: Prohibit Common Core Standards
5/12/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2547: Grandparent Visitation
5/12/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2589: Access to County Vocational School Classes
5/16/2017

WATCH House Bill 2689: Education Savings Account Program
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 2702: Unexcused Absences and Denial of Homeschooling
3/6/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2756: Promise Scholarship for Community and Technical College
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 2799: Minor Work Permit
3/15/2017

WATCH House Bill 2810: Litigation Practice License for Social Workers
3/15/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2818: Prohibit Discrimination Against Private, Nonpublic, or Homeschooled Graduates
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 2926: Statewide Student Assessment
5/12/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 2987: Promise Scholarship for Community College
5/12/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 3008: Eliminating County School Systems
5/12/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 3056: Remove GED for Promise Scholarship Eligibility
5/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 3080: Required Instruction in Declaration of Independence
3/29/2017

INACTIVE House Bill 3078: Katherine Johnson Hope Scholarship Program
5/12/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 6: Extracurricular Access
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Resolution 14: West Virginia Homeschool Day
2/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 18: Statewide Assessments
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 24: Educational Expense Tax Credits
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 68: Compulsory Attendance Changes
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 71: Sobriety Program
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 186: Compulsory Attendance Changes
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 189: Custody in Divorce Cases
2/13/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 225: Emergency Protective Orders
2/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 271: Prevent Common Core Implementation
2/23/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 286: Grandparent Visitation Rights
2/27/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 432: Requiring Civics Test for Graduation
3/6/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 470: Including Great-Grandparent Under Grandparent Visitation
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 524: Prohibit Common Core Implementation
3/15/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 525: Education Savings Accounts
3/15/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 528: Prohibiting Certain Parents from Homeschooling
3/10/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 537: Immunization Exemptions
3/15/2017

INACTIVE Senate Bill 630: Virtual Blended Programs
5/12/2017

OPEN The West Virginia Legislature is in session
2/12/2017

   Wisconsin 
WATCH Assembly Joint Resolution 78: Upholding the UNCRPD
11/3/2017

WATCH Assembly Bill 401: Limits Application of Foreign Law
7/5/2017

OPEN The Wisconsin Legislature is in Session
1/4/2017

   Wyoming 
WATCH House Bill 153: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
3/2/2017

OPEN The Wyoming Legislature is in session
1/10/2017

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H.R. 2624: Military Child Educational Freedom Act
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S. 877: Protecting Student Privacy Act of 2017
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 2624: Military Child Educational Freedom Act
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 716: 529 Plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 264: “Free Speech Fairness Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 781: “Free Speech Fairness Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 2803—“To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure State control over academic standards, and for other purposes.”
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H.R. 1752—“To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts”
HSLDA Opposed
 
S. 1121: The College Transparency Act of 2017
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 2434: The College Transparency Act of 2017
HSLDA Opposed
 
S. 1121: “The College Transparency Act of 2017”
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 610: “Choices in Education Act of 2017”