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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

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  • 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

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  • HB 961, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/20/2023 at 4:04 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 992 Compulsory School Attendance Calatayud Similar Last Action: 5/5/2023 S Died in Education Pre-K -12

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 3 (pdf)
    1003.21 School attendance. Page 1 (pdf)
    1003.51 Other public educational services. Page 4 (pdf)

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