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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

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  • 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    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 499, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/24/2017 at 11:59 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1708 School Attendance Campbell Identical Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Education

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 1 (pdf)
    1003.21 School attendance. Page 3 (pdf)
    1003.435 High school equivalency diploma program. Page 5 (pdf)
    1003.51 Other public educational services. Page 5 (pdf)

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