House Bill 253: Increases Penalties for Violation of Compulsory School Attendance


Last Updated: June 17, 2011
House Bill 253: Increases Penalties for Violation of Compulsory School Attendance
Representative Harvey Hilderbran

This bill substantially increases the penalties for violations of compulsory attendance. It also involves public school attendance officers in child protective service investigations, which HSLDA opposes since it often leads to more pressure being put on innocent homeschoolers.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA opposes increasing penalties for compulsory attendance, and strongly opposes using school attendance officers to add additional pressure in CPS investigations.

Action Requested:
None at this time

02/18/2011     (House)     Filed
02/24/2011     (House)     First Reading and referred to Human Services
03/01/2011     (House)     Scheduled for Public Hearing
03/01/2011     (House)     Considered and testimony taken in Public Hearing, left pending in Committee
03/24/2011     (House)     Considered in formal meeting and voted favorably out of committee
03/31/2011     (House)     Committee report sent to calendars
04/11/2011     (House)     Considered in Calendars
04/14/2011     (House)     Placed on General State Calendar
04/14/2011     (House)     Read second time; Amended; Passed to engrossment as amended
04/15/2011     (House)     Read third time; Passed; Vote: 134 Yeas, 1 Nay
04/18/2011     (Senate)     Received from the House
04/20/2011     (Senate)     Read first time and referred to Health and Human Services
05/06/2011     (Senate)     Scheduled for public hearing on May 10, 2011
05/10/2011     (Senate)     Considered in public hearing, Reported favorably without amendments
05/11/2011     (Senate)     Recommended for local and uncontested
05/19/2011     (Senate)     Passed
05/19/2011     (Governor)     Signed into law

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