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HB 961: Compulsory School Attendance

GENERAL BILL by Chambliss ; Valdés ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hart

Compulsory School Attendance; Revises required age for compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age; removes requirement that student's parent sign declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment; removes requirement that school district notify student's parent upon receipt of such declaration; & that adult education high school equivalency programs meet specified attendance requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2025
Last Action: 5/5/2023 House - Died in Education Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/20/2023 House • Filed
2/28/2023 House • Referred to Education Quality Subcommittee
• Referred to PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Education & Employment Committee
• Now in Education Quality Subcommittee
3/7/2023 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
5/5/2023 House • Died in Education Quality Subcommittee