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HB 499: School Attendance

GENERAL BILL by Williams

School Attendance; Provides that compulsory school attendance laws apply to children ages 6 to 18 years; requires parental notification of forfeiture of benefits received from state financial assistance program upon request for termination of school enrollment; requires students to attend school until age of 18 years; removes discretionary authority of district school board to allow student to take high school equivalency examination after reaching specified age.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/24/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 68
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 68
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee