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   Alabama 
INACTIVE House Bill 203: Requires Proof of U.S. Citizenship
3/16/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 290: Removes the Requirement of Written Notice Before Bringing Truancy Charges
3/25/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 371: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 19
4/1/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 607: Prohibits the Application of Foreign Law in Violation of Citizens’ Constitutional Rights
5/6/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 61: Prohibits the Application of Foreign Law in Violation of Citizens’ Constitutional Rights
6/1/2011

INACTIVE Senate Joint Resolution 65: Urges the U.S. Senate to Oppose Ratification of the UNCRC
4/21/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 333: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 7 to 6
6/1/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 334: Allows Home—Educated Students to Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities
4/11/2011

   Arkansas 
INACTIVE House Bill 1917: Religious Freedom Restoration Act
4/27/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 774: Allows Homeschooled Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities
4/27/2011

   Colorado 
INACTIVE House Bill 1048: Income Tax Credits For Nonpublic Education
5/3/2011

   Connecticut 
INACTIVE House Bill 6312: Requires DCF to Provide Parents with Notice of Their Rights Upon Investigation
7/8/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 6585: No Longer Permits 17—Year—Old to Be Withdrawn from School
6/6/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 930: Eliminates Option of Not Sending a 6—Year—Old to School
5/13/2011

   Delaware 
INACTIVE Senate Bill 30: Creates Civil Unions Between Persons of the Same Sex
5/11/2011

   Florida 
INACTIVE House Memorial 557 & Senate Memorial 954: Parental Rights Amendment
5/12/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 733: Includes Homeschooling Textbooks in Tax Holiday
5/2/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 773: Relating to Termination of Parental Rights
5/12/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 797 and Senate Bill 1000: Allows Private School Students to Participate in Public School Sports
5/2/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 881 and Senate Bill 1194: Revises Requirements for Bright Futures Scholarship Program
5/12/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 1225 and Senate Bill 1550: Relating to the Education Savings Account Program
5/12/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 7151: Postsecondary Education
5/12/2011

   Idaho 
INACTIVE House Joint Memorial 1: Urging Congress to Support Parental Rights Amendment
3/16/2011

   Indiana 
INACTIVE House Bill 1003: Private Education Tax Credit
4/26/2011

   Kentucky 
INACTIVE House Bill 225: Raises Compulsory School Age
2/28/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 2: Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age and More
3/28/2011

   Maine 
INACTIVE Legislative Document 18: An Act to Extend the School Year
1/20/2011

INACTIVE Legislative Document 233: Commissioner of Education Appointed by State Board of Education
3/4/2011

INACTIVE Legislative Document 837: Restricts Pesticide Use for Private Schools
5/23/2011

INACTIVE Legislative Document 1045: Links Driver's License With Academic Performance
5/11/2011

INACTIVE Legislative Document 1197: Grants Homeschoolers Access to Special Education Services and Post Secondary Enrollment Courses
6/30/2011

   Maryland 
INACTIVE House Bill 1092: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age in Prince George's to 18
6/2/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 1258: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age in Baltimore City to 18
6/2/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 41: Raising the Compulsory School Attendance Age
6/2/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 965: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
6/2/2011

   Minnesota 
INACTIVE House File 86/Senate File 19: Compulsory School Attendance Age Increase
8/18/2011

INACTIVE House File 46/Senate File 20: Compulsory Attendance Age Increased for the Requirements of High School Graduation
8/18/2011

INACTIVE House File 934: Would Substantially Reduce Reporting Requirements
8/18/2011

INACTIVE House File 1381 and Senate File 1167: Education Policy Bill
8/18/2011

INACTIVE Senate File 69/House File 355: Home Schools Mandates and Reporting Requirements Reduction
8/18/2011

   Mississippi 
INACTIVE House Bill 383: Creates the “Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development”
3/1/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 439: Permits Home Schooled Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities at Public School
2/3/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 530: Rewrites Compulsory Attendance Law
2/3/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 543: Creates Income Tax Deduction for Educational Expenses
2/23/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 619: Raises Required Age for Enrollment in a Public School Kindergarten Program
3/11/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 636: Requires Homeschooled Students to be Tested Before Transferring into Public School
4/18/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 640: Deletes Provision Allowing Parent to Disenroll Child from Kindergarten
2/3/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 917: Creates “Vision 2020: An Education Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty”
2/2/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 948: Deletes Provision Allowing Parent to Disenroll Child from Kindergarten
2/3/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 954: Creates the “ABC Program”
2/3/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 962: Creates Motivating Parents and Children Pilot Program
4/18/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 972: Creates the "Volunteer and Parents Incentive Program Act"
2/1/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 985: Requires DHS to Train Workers in Their Constitutional Duties
3/1/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 1056: Permits Homeschooled Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities at Public School
2/2/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2052: Requires the Teaching of the Nation’s Founding Documents in High School
2/3/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2081: Creates Motivating Parents and Children Pilot Program
3/7/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2241: Deletes Provision Allowing Parent to Disenroll Child from Kindergarten
2/3/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2310: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age by 8 Months
2/3/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2360: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/4/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2535: Deletes Provision Allowing Parent to Disenroll Child from Kindergarten
2/4/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2555: Permits Dual Enrollment in Public School
2/4/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2750: Conditions Driver’s License on State—Approved Driver’s Education
2/4/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2786: Requires Homeschoolers to Attend an "Accredited" Home Education Program in Order to Participate in Scholarship Programs
2/4/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2831: Creates "Mississippi Upstart" Preschool Program
3/7/2011

   Missouri 
INACTIVE House Bill 179: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
6/2/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 621: Dropout Seminar Attendance Required
3/16/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 752: Limits Exemption Options
3/16/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 20: Increases Compulsory Attendance Age Range
2/8/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 21: Lowers Starting School Compulsory Attendance Age Statewide
2/3/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 124: Compulsory Attendance Age Expansion
2/9/2011

   Montana 
INACTIVE House Bill 215: Conditions Driver’s Licenses on School Attendance or Completion
4/28/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 247: Requires Dependents on Income Tax Return to be Enrolled in School or Have a High School Diploma or GED
4/28/2011

INACTIVE Senate Joint Resolution 9: Urges the U.S. Congress to Pass the Parental Rights Amendment
3/18/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 44: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
4/28/2011

   Nebraska 
INACTIVE Legislative Resolutions 120, 130, and 134
4/5/2011

INACTIVE Legislative Bill 445: Change Duties of the Commissioner of Education
6/8/2011

   New Hampshire 
INACTIVE House Bill 301: New Hampshire Homeschool Freedom Act
6/30/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 340: An Act Promoting Parental Choice in Education
3/29/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 429: Exempting 16— and 17—Year—Old Students from Compulsory School Attendance
6/30/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 506: An Act Relative to False Allegations of Child Abuse
6/30/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 542: Amending the School Attendance Statutes
6/30/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 595: Providing for Parent—Directed Instruction Programs and Repealing Home Education Statutes
6/30/2011

   New Jersey 
INACTIVE Assembly Bill 869: Raises the Compulsory Attendance Age to 18
5/24/2010

INACTIVE Assembly Bill 4125: Prohibits Homeschooling of Children in DYFS Care, Custody, or Supervision
11/16/2011

INACTIVE Assembly Bill 4180: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
11/16/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1089: Allows Conscientious Exemption From Immunization
5/24/2010

INACTIVE Senate Bill 1571: Provides for Philosophical Exemption to Mandatory Immunizations
5/24/2010

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2720: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
11/16/2011

   New Mexico 
INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 7 and Senate Joint Resolution 4: Amendment Defining Marriage
3/21/2011

INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 8: Defines Marriage as the Union of One Man and One Woman
3/21/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 162: Limiting the Recognition of Certain Marriages and Civil Unions Entered Into Outside New Mexico
3/21/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 193: Compulsory School Attendance Age Clarification
3/21/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 201: Broadens Activities in Which Home School Students May Participate
3/21/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 254: Providing Counties And Municipalities With Authority to Enact Curfew Ordinances
3/21/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 296 and Senate Bill 120: Early Childhood Care and Education Act
3/30/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 359: Allows Homebased Educational Program Students To Receive Legislative Lottery Scholarships
3/21/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 407: Increases Number of Required School Days
3/21/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 345: Requires Students to Verify their Education to Obtain Driver’s License
3/21/2011

   North Dakota 
INACTIVE House Bill 1211: Reduces State Control over Homeschooling
4/14/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2150: Expands Compulsory Attendance Age Range
5/20/2011

   Oklahoma 
INACTIVE Senate Bill 393: Homeschool Students No Longer Exempt From Being Taken Into Temporary Custody
2/15/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 394: Major Increase in Regulation Against Homeschool Students
2/15/2011

   Oregon 
INACTIVE House Bill 2183: False Reporting
1/4/2012

INACTIVE House Bill 2459: Requires Volunteers to be Mandatory Reporters or Face Fine
4/13/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 107: Immunization Records Can be Released to DHS Without Parent’s Consent
1/4/2012

INACTIVE Senate Bill 246: Requiring 5- and 6-Year-Olds to Remain in School Once Enrolled
1/4/2012

   Rhode Island 
INACTIVE House Bill 5061: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
7/1/2011

INACTIVE House Resolution 5517: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
3/24/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 46: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
4/28/2011

INACTIVE Senate Resolution 494: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
3/24/2011

   South Dakota 
INACTIVE House Bill 1133: Streamlining Homeschool Applications
3/8/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 1206: Revises Grandparent Visitation Laws
2/15/2011

   Vermont 
INACTIVE Proposed Home Study Changes
2/28/2011

   Virginia 
INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 638: A Bill to Repeal Virginia’s Marriage Amendment
1/21/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 2291: More Immunization Exemption Options for Homeschooling Parents
3/15/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 2395: High School Sports Access
1/25/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 2439: Helps Remedy Problematic Driver Education Provision for Virginia Parents
3/22/2011

   Washington 
INACTIVE House Bill 1015 and Senate Bill 5005: Requiring Immunization Exemptions to be Signed by Healthcare Practitioner
3/31/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 5639: Reorganization of State Education Control
1/4/2012

   West Virginia 
INACTIVE House Bill 2657: West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act
3/14/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 2873: West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act
3/10/2011

INACTIVE House Bill 3152: Granting State Board Control Over Homeschoolers
3/14/2011

INACTIVE Senate Bill 522: Establishing a Religious Objection to Immunizations
3/14/2011

   Wyoming 
INACTIVE House Bill 86: Compulsory School Attendance
3/9/2011

INACTIVE Senate File 140: Kindergarten Attendance
3/10/2011

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