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WATCH Senate Bill 1099: Opens the Door to State Control of Homeschooling
2/10/2014

   Alabama 
WATCH House Bill 40: Repeals Constitutional Provision that Prohibits Homosexual Marriage
11/6/2013

WATCH House Joint Resolution 192: Urges the U.S. Congress to Propose the “Marriage Preservation Amendment”
2/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 503: Creates the Equal Access to Athletics Act
3/12/2014

WATCH House Bill 289: Imposes “Best Interest of the Child” Standard in Grandparent Visitation Cases
1/24/2014

WATCH House Bill 296: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
1/29/2014

WATCH House Bill 354: Changes to Regulation of Church Schools
1/29/2014

WATCH House Bill 546: Creates “Equal Opportunities Act”
3/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 38: Changes to Regulation of Church Schools
4/4/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 190: Imposes “Best Interest of the Child” Standard in Grandparent Visitation Cases
1/24/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 203: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
1/23/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 380: Terminates Adoption and Implementation of the Common Core Standards
2/25/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 387: Access to Public School Technical Programs and Extracurricular Activities for Homeschooling High School Students
2/25/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 420: Creates “Equal Opportunities Act”
3/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 443: Moratorium on Further Adoption of the Common Core Standards
3/7/2014

OPEN The Alabama Legislature is in Session
2/4/2014

   Alaska 
WATCH House Resolution 9: Restricts Funding and Adoption of Common Core Standards
4/8/2014

WATCH House Bill 128: Creates Prekindergarten Programs for 4-Year-Olds
3/4/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 15: Creates Prekindergarten Programs for 4-Year-Olds
5/21/2013

OPEN The Alaska Legislature is in Session
1/21/2014

   Arizona 
INACTIVE House Bill 2168: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
5/23/2013

INACTIVE The Arizona Legislature has Adjourned
5/23/2013

   Arkansas 
INACTIVE The Arkansas Legislature Will Convene Feb. 10
2/10/2014

   California 
OPEN The California Legislature is in Session
12/3/2012

   Colorado 
WATCH House Bill 1039: Link Student Data Between Early Education Programs and Public Schools
1/14/2014

ACTION House Bill 1288: New Requirements for Immunization Exemptions
4/17/2014

WATCH House Bill 1294: Applies Student Privacy Protections
4/17/2014

ACTION Senate Bill 32: Remove Restrictions on Choosing Alternative Healthcare Providers
3/17/2014

ACTION Senate Bill 33: Nonpublic Education Income Tax Credits
1/27/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 131: Income Tax Credits for Supplemental Education Services
2/15/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 136: Delay Common Core State Standards
2/10/2014

OPEN The Colorado Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   Connecticut 
WATCH House Bill 5038: Creates a Statewide Child Health Study
2/20/2014

WATCH House Bill 5078: Moratorium on Implementation of the Common Core Standards
3/7/2014

WATCH House Bill 5114: Delays Implementation of the Common Core Standards
2/19/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 45: Requires School Districts to Provide Information to Foster Parents and Department of Children and Families
4/16/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 53: Reduces Funds Used to Promote the Common Core Standards
2/12/2014

OPEN The Connecticut Legislature is in Session
2/5/2014

   Delaware 
OPEN The Delaware Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   District of Columbia 
WATCH D.C. Zoning Regulations Review: Case No. 08-06A
12/12/2013

ACTION Legislative Bill 178: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age to 3
12/16/2013

WATCH Legislative Bill 528: Post-Secondary Education Grants for Public School Students
3/20/2014

OPEN The District of Columbia Council is in Session
2/7/2014

   Florida 
WATCH House Bill 789: Grandparent Visitation Rights
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 750: Grandparent Visitation Rights
3/5/2014

OPEN The Florida Legislature is in Session
5/4/2014

   Georgia 
WATCH House Bill 9: Expands Compulsory School Attendance Age Range
12/3/2012

WATCH House Bill 19: Expands Compulsory School Attendance Age Range
12/3/2012

WATCH House Bill 810: Lowers Minimum Score Required to Qualify for a HOPE Scholarship
2/26/2014

WATCH House Bill 897: Changes the Georgia Homeschool Law
3/24/2014

WATCH House Bill 948: Authorizes Raising the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 17
2/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 987: Requires Local School Systems to Allow Homeschoolers to Take the SAT for Free
2/19/2014

WATCH House Bill 1023: Creates the “Preservation of Religious Freedom Act”
2/21/2014

WATCH House Bill 1089: Prohibits Adoption of the Common Core Standards
2/27/2014

WATCH House Bill 1149: Prevents Public High Schools from Participating in Sports Conducted by Associations Not Open to Homeschoolers
3/17/2014

WATCH House Resolution 1345: Affirms Georgia’s Adoption of the Common Core Standards
2/18/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 21: Expands Compulsory School Attendance Age Range
1/8/2012

WATCH Senate Bill 57: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/4/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 79: Raises the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 17
2/4/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 300: Makes Minor Changes to HOPE Scholarship Requirements
1/24/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 319: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 17½
1/29/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 377: Creates the "Preservation of Religious Freedom Act"
2/19/2014

OPEN The Georgia Legislature is in Session
1/13/2014

   Hawaii 
WATCH House Bill 14: Mandatory Kindergarten, Lowering Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
3/6/2014

WATCH House Bill 609 and Senate Bill 387: Lowering Compulsory Attendance Age, Mandatory Kindergarten
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1005: Amend the Hawaii Constitution to Allow Marriage between Same Sex Couples
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1004: Traditional Marriage Amendment
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1020 and Senate Bill 1292: Traditional Marriage Amendment
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1030: Increased Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 17
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1050 and Senate Bill 789: Sports Access for Homeschool Students
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1109 and Senate Bill 1369: Same-Sex Marriage
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1244 and Senate Bill 629: Grandparent Visitation
12/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 1466: Mandatory Kindergarten, Lowering Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
12/18/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 922: Requires Homeschool Students to Enroll in Public School and Allows for Sports Participation
12/18/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 2768: Mandatory Kindergarten, Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age
4/14/2014

OPEN The Hawaii Legislature is in Session
1/15/2014

   Idaho 
WATCH House Bill 507: Tax Bill With Dangerous Definitions
3/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 567: Establishes the Rights of Parents to Educate Their Kids
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 1325: School District Funding Bill With a Dangerous Term
2/25/2014

OPEN The Idaho Legislature is in Session
1/13/2014

   Illinois 
WATCH House Bill 5598: Changes the Law Surrounding State Child Custody
3/3/2014

OPEN The Illinois Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   Indiana 
INACTIVE House Bill 1306: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
4/29/2013

   Iowa 
WATCH House File 28: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
1/8/2014

INACTIVE House File 204: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House File 352 (Formerly HSB 84): CPI Form A Due September 1
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House File 2033: Expands Parents’ Freedom to Teach Driver’s Education
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House File 2090: Establishes an Education Savings Grant for Students
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House File 2141: Withdraws from Multistate Assessment Consortium
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House File 2204: Prohibits Common Core
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House File 2308: Abolishes Two Homeschool Options and Parent-taught Driver Education
3/10/2014

INACTIVE Senate File 118: Expanded Visitation Orders
3/10/2014

INACTIVE Senate File 2154: Education Savings Grant
3/10/2014

WATCH Senate File 2316: Termination of Parental Rights for Failure to Provide Education
3/13/2014

OPEN The Iowa Legislature is in Session
1/13/2014

   Kansas 
WATCH HB 2506:Tax Relief for Home Schoolers
4/4/2014

WATCH House Bill 2045: Imposing School Attendance and Minimum Grade Point Average Requirements upon Certain Drivers
9/25/2013

WATCH House Bill 2289: Prohibits the Use of Common Core Standards
3/13/2013

ACTION House Bill 2621: Nullifies the Common Core
3/14/2014

WATCH House Bill 2699: Gives Impractical Definition to Term “Corporal Punishment”
2/19/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 378: Funding Bill with a Dangerous Term
2/28/2014

OPEN The Kansas Legislature is in Session
1/13/2014

   Kentucky 
OPEN The Kentucky Legislature is in Session
1/7/2015

   Louisiana 
INACTIVE The Louisiana Legislature has Adjourned
6/4/2012

   Maine 
WATCH LD 1530 & SP 577: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age
1/23/2014

INACTIVE LD 1428: An Act to Protect Religious Freedom
2/18/2014

WATCH LD 1797 & HP 1289: A Bill To Change Access to Post Secondary Enrollment
3/11/2014

OPEN The Maine Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   Maryland 
WATCH House Bill 76: Prohibits Implementation of the Common Core Standards
1/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 944: Places Unnecessary Requirements on Home Instruction Tutors
2/12/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 271: Homeschool Tax Credit
2/12/2014

OPEN The Maryland Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   Massachusetts 
WATCH House Bill 338: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age to 18
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 341: Commissions Study on Compulsory School Attendance Age
3/25/2013

WATCH House Bill 348: Establishes Commonwealth Diploma
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 349: Mandatory Full-day Kindergarten
3/19/2014

WATCH House Bill 350: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 352: Establishes State Standards for Early Education Programs
3/19/2014

WATCH House Bill 368: Raise Compulsory School Attendance Age in Lawrence to 18
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 376: Raise Compulsory Attendance Age to 18 in Boston
1/7/2014

WATCH House Bill 378: Study on Compulsory School Attendance Age
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 3723 (formerly 432): Allowing Non-public Student Access to MCAS Exam
11/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 524: Raise Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 1454: Expands Definition of Mandatory Reporter and Increases Fines
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 3156: Drivers Education and Training Reform
3/21/2014

WATCH House Bill 3290: Authorizes Local School Districts to Raise Dropout Age
8/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 3339: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age
3/3/2014

ACTION Senate Bill 208: Dropout Prevention (Raising Compulsory Attendance Age to 18)
3/27/2014

OPEN The Massachusetts Legislature is in Session
1/2/2013

   Michigan 
WATCH House Joint Resolution W: Establish Sales Tax to Fund PSEO
8/8/2013

WATCH House Concurrent Resolution 11/S-4: Implement Common Core and SMARTER Testing
1/7/2014

WATCH House Concurrent Resolution 13: Urges Congress to Pass Parental Rights Amdendment
12/12/2013

WATCH House Bill 4199: Makes Athletic Coaches Mandatory Reporters
3/14/2013

WATCH House Bill 4250: Requires Homeschool Registration
2/14/2013

WATCH House Bill 4276: Prohibit Common Core Standards
4/5/2013

WATCH House Bill 4493: Expands Mandatory Reporting Requirement
2/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4893: Central Child Abuse Registry
3/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 5411: Requiring Parental Consent to Interview Children in Investigation
3/17/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 303 and House Bill 4388: Requires Welfare Recipients to Comply with Compulsory School Attendance
3/25/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 304: Requires School Districts to Develop Truancy Policies
4/23/2013

OPEN The Michigan Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   Minnesota 
WATCH House File 246: Education Tax Credit
2/12/2013

WATCH House File 646 and Senate File 368: Drivers Education Reform
3/15/2013

WATCH House File 739: Requires Agencies to Accept Reports from Anonymous Reporters
5/28/2013

INACTIVE House File 826: Sets Goals for Providing Safe and Supportive Schools
4/15/2014

WATCH House File 1418 and Senate File 1024: Creates Department of Early Education
5/3/2013

WATCH House File 1793 and Senate File 1620: Prohibit Unfunded Mandates on Schools
5/30/2013

WATCH House File 1882: Universal Preschool
3/4/2014

WATCH House File 1923: Nonpublic School Access to Special Education Services
3/4/2014

WATCH House File 1923: Repeals Nonpublic Student Program Access
2/28/2014

WATCH House File 2095: Remove Consent Requirement for Mental Health Screening
3/25/2014

WATCH House File 2170: New Requirements for Immunization Exemptions
2/28/2014

WATCH House File 2526: Revising the Newborn Screening Program
3/25/2014

WATCH House File 2766: Protecting Personal Data
3/13/2014

WATCH House File 3171 Amendment 14: Lowering Compulsory Attendance Age for Voluntary Enrollment
3/27/2014

WATCH Senate File 160 and House File 198: Raise Compulsory School Attendance to 18
3/19/2013

WATCH Senate File 419 and House File 393: Funding Early Education Programs
3/25/2013

WATCH Senate File 481 and House File 1058: Early Education Scholarships
4/1/2013

WATCH Senate File 776: Tax Credit for Nonpublic Schools
3/14/2013

WATCH Senate File 1812: Creates a Universal Preschool Program
2/28/2014

WATCH Senate File 2118: Creates an Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
3/31/2014

WATCH Senate File 2544: New Requirements for Immunization Exemptions
3/13/2014

   Mississippi 
WATCH House Resolution 4: Designates May 12-16 as Home Education Week
4/7/2014

WATCH House Concurrent Resolution 25: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
1/28/2014

WATCH House Resolution 45: Recognizes Parental Rights are Fundamental
3/18/2014

WATCH House Bill 75: Makes Minor Changes to Compulsory Attendance Law
1/9/2014

WATCH House Bill 82: Creates Tax Deduction for Homeschool Expenses
1/9/2014

WATCH House Bill 210: Creates the Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development
1/15/2014

WATCH House Bill 234: Creates “Vision 2020: An Educational Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty”
1/14/2014

WATCH House Bill 258: Authorizes Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities
1/14/2014

WATCH House Bill 282: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
1/14/2014

WATCH House Bill 465: Amends Compulsory School Attendance Law to Permit Early Graduation
1/23/2014

WATCH House Bill 480: Creates Safe2Tell Program
1/24/2013

WATCH House Bill 723: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
1/28/2014

WATCH House Bill 765: Creates the Individualized Education Fund Program
3/6/2014

WATCH House Bill 826: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
1/28/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 970: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18
2/2/2011

WATCH House Bill 1061: Applies “Best Interest of the Child” Standard in Grandparent Visitation Cases
1/29/2014

WATCH House Bill 1134: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 240: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Athletics
2/7/2013

WATCH Senate Concurrent Resolution 523: Requests the U.S. Congress to Propose a Parental Rights Amendment
1/14/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2027: Requires Civics Education for High School Students
1/14/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2161: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age From 17 to 19
1/14/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2169: Creates Community-Based Placement for At-risk Children Pilot Program
1/15/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2199: Parental Rights Act
1/13/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2267: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
1/14/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2280: Creates Income Tax Deduction for Private School and Homeschool Expenditures
1/23/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2325: Creates the Individualized Education Fund Program
3/6/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2348: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 19
1/23/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2349: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
1/23/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2352: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2406: Makes Changes to the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program
1/23/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2457: Driver Education Course Required to get an Intermediate Driver’s License
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2489: Would Require Public Schools to use the ACT Instead of the SATP or PARCC Tests
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2515: Creates the “Homeschool Students Equal Access Act”
1/27/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2526: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core Standards Without a Comprehensive Evaluation of the Standards
1/27/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2632: Prohibits Implementation of the Common Core Standards
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2639: Creates the Mississippi Education Savings Scholarship Accounts Program
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2660: Prohibits Applying Foreign Law to Violate Constitutional Rights
1/27/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2681: Creates the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act
4/4/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2736: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core State Standards
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2737: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core State Standards
1/29/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2749: Creates Income Tax Deduction for Private School and Homeschool Expenditures
1/29/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2815: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2842: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/28/2014

   Missouri 
WATCH House Bill 1294: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age in Certain Districts
1/15/2014

WATCH House Bill 1347: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in MSHAA-sponsored Sports
1/16/2014

WATCH House Bill 1452: Lowers Compulsory School Age to 5 in Parts of Missouri
1/30/2014

WATCH House Bill 1477: Homeschool Tax Credit
2/3/2014

WATCH House Bill 1488: Specifies Parental Liberty Regarding Upbringing, Education, and Care of Children as Fundamental Right
2/19/2014

WATCH House Bill 1490: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
3/10/2014

WATCH House Bill 1551: Allows Homeschooled Students to Participate In Interscholastic Extracurricular Activities
1/30/2014

WATCH House Bill 1708: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
2/12/2014

WATCH House Bill 1783: Lowers the Compulsory Age of Attendance in Metropolitan School Districts
2/25/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 514: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
1/10/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 798: Prohibits Common Core Implementation
2/6/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 817: Creates Centralized Immunization Registry
2/20/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 827: Prohibits Spanking In School
2/20/2014

OPEN The Missouri Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   Montana 
INACTIVE The Montana Legislature is Adjourned until 2015
1/7/2014

   Nebraska 
WATCH Legislative Resolution 42: Urging Congress to Pass the Parental Rights Amendment
1/8/2014

WATCH Legislative Bill 124: Relating to Grandparent Visitation
1/8/2014

WATCH Legislative Bill 380: Same-Sex Adoptions
1/8/2014

WATCH Legislative Bill 460: Require Meningococcal Vaccine
1/8/2014

OPEN The Nebraska Legislature is in Session
1/9/2014

   Nevada 
INACTIVE Assembly Bill 203: Dangerous Grandparent Visitation
4/16/2013

INACTIVE Senate Bill 182: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 7 to 5
1/13/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 192: Protecting Religious Freedom
1/13/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 314: Protects Parental Rights
1/13/2014

INACTIVE The Nevada Legislature has Adjourned
6/3/2013

   New Hampshire 
INACTIVE House Bill 370: Repeals Education Tax Credit
1/27/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 406: Deletes Certain Requirements for Homeschool Notification
3/28/2005

INACTIVE House Bill 610: Right to Trial by Jury for Termination of Parental Rights
11/29/2005

INACTIVE House Bill 1239: Study Common Core
3/27/2014

WATCH House Bill 1397: Study on Common Core
2/26/2014

WATCH House Bill 1432: Delay Common Core Testing
3/27/2014

WATCH House Bill 1496: Remove Requirement for SMARTER Balanced Testing Regimen
3/27/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1508: Repeal Common Core
3/27/2014

WATCH House Bill 1586: Protecting Student Privacy
3/20/2014

WATCH House Bill 1587: Limiting Distribution of Student Data
4/15/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 343: Study Common Core
3/19/2014

OPEN The New Hampshire Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   New Jersey 
WATCH A2700 and S1151: State-Mandated Annual Medical Exams for Homeschoolers
2/26/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 267: Requires Districts to Allow Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurriculars
1/22/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 380: Requires Homeschoolers to Notify School District
1/22/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 2681: Prohibits Children under DYFS Control from being “Home-schooled”
2/24/2014

WATCH Assembly Bill 2957: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age
3/26/2014

WATCH House Bill 2665: Changes Code for the Care of Children
2/24/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 125: Requires Districts to Allow “Equivalent Instruction” Students to Participate in Public School Sports
1/22/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 658: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
1/22/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 253 & Assembly Bill 990: Creates a Common Core Study Task Force
1/22/2014

OPEN The New Jersey Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   New Mexico 
INACTIVE The New Mexico Legislature has Adjourned
2/20/2014

   New York 
ACTION Assembly Bill 497 and Senate Bill 3134: Vaccines Administered Without Parental Consent
3/7/2014

ACTION Assembly Bill 1826: Education Investment Tax Credit
3/5/2014

ACTION Assembly Bill 8567: Lowers the Compulsory School Age in Buffalo to 3 Years 9 Months
2/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 142: Requires Parents to Complete Several Parenting Workshops Before Their Child Can Advance to 7th Grade
2/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 286: Homeschoolers May Apply for BOCES Classes
3/1/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 1715: Homeschool Access to Interscholastic Sports
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2134: Requires Instruction in Federalist Papers, Constitution
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2506: Fair Practices for Home School Applicants
3/5/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 4099: Tax Credit for Certain Educational Expenses
3/5/2014

OPEN The New York Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   North Carolina 
WATCH House Bill 144: Provides a Tax Credit for Homeschoolers
2/27/2013

WATCH House Bill 228: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Interscholastic Athletics in Public Schools
3/11/2013

WATCH House Bill 230: Redefines the Term “Home School”
3/22/2013

WATCH House Bill 235: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 18
3/15/2013

WATCH House Bill 287: Increases the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 17
3/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 693: Increases Parental Consent Requirements for Medical Treatment of Minors
5/21/2013

WATCH House Bill 695: Prohibits the Application of Foreign Law in Violation of a Person’s Constitutional Rights
6/26/2013

WATCH House Bill 711: Defines Parental Rights As Fundamental
4/20/2013

WATCH House Bill 751: Creates “The North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
6/14/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 267: Increases the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18
3/18/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 313: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18
3/18/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 569: Access to Public School Extracurricular Activities for All Students
4/10/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 675: Increases Parental Consent Requirements for Medical Treatment of Minors
4/10/2013

INACTIVE The North Carolina Legislature will Convene May 12
1/30/2013

   North Dakota 
INACTIVE The North Dakota Legislature is Adjourned until 2015
1/14/2014

   Ohio 
INACTIVE House Bill 107: Internship Tax Credits
3/27/2014

WATCH House Bill 181: Student Privacy Access
1/30/2014

WATCH House Bill 213: Custody Placement and Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem
2/11/2014

ACTION House Bill 237: Prohibit Common Core
10/3/2013

WATCH House Bill 343: Lowers GED Access Requirements
12/12/2013

WATCH House Bill 413: Prohibits Common Core PARCC Testing
2/10/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 31: Tax Credits for Instructional Material
3/14/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 127: Property Tax Credit
6/10/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 237: Prohibit Common Core
12/12/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 248: Require Children's Services Review for Homeschooling
12/19/2013

OPEN The Ohio Legislature is in Session
2/7/2014

   Oklahoma 
INACTIVE House Bill 1027: Opportunity Scholarship Act
3/12/2013

ACTION House Bill 1384: Parents’ Bill of Rights
3/12/2014

WATCH House Bill 1906: Extracurricular Activities
1/29/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2621: Amended to Replace Education Tax Credit Language
2/28/2014

WATCH House Bill 3398: Education Savings Account for Private Schools
1/29/2014

WATCH Senate Joint Resolution 53: Constitutional Amendment Creating an Education Tax Credit
1/29/2014

INACTIVE The Oklahoma Legislature will Convene Feb. 3
2/3/2014

   Oregon 
INACTIVE House Bill 3446: Home Education Freedom Bill
6/29/2013

INACTIVE Senate Bill 809: Home Education Freedom Bill
6/29/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 1524: Financial Aid for College
2/6/2014

OPEN The Oregon Legislature is in Session
2/3/2014

   Pennsylvania 
WATCH House Resolution 71: Urges the U.S. Senate to Reject the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2/12/2013

WATCH House Bill 182: Creates REACH Scholarships for College Attendance
2/4/2013

WATCH House Bill 404: Redefines Child Abuse
2/28/2013

WATCH House Bill 958: Requires Children in a Home Education Program to Be Tested for Diabetes
3/18/2013

ACTION House Bill 1013: Revises Pennsylvania's Home Education Statute
3/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 1045: Makes it a Misdemeanor to Make a False Report of Child Abuse
3/27/2013

WATCH House Bill 1178: Recognizes Same-Sex Civil Unions
4/19/2013

WATCH House Bill 1184: Mandatory Mental Health Screening for All School-Aged Children
4/19/2013

WATCH House Bill 1344: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age to 6
5/16/2013

WATCH House Bill 1349: Marriage Amendment
5/16/2013

WATCH House Bill 1551: Requires Legislative Approval for Implementation of the Common Core Standards
10/9/2013

WATCH House Bill 1552: Prohibits Implementation of Standards or Testing Based on the Common Core
8/2/2013

WATCH House Bill 1555: Created Advisory Committee to Review Research For and Against Adoption of the Common Core Standards
10/9/2013

WATCH House Bill 1647: Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania
9/11/2013

WATCH House Bill 1686: Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania
10/24/2013

WATCH House Bill 1718: Creates Online Education Initiative
2/7/2014

WATCH House Bill 1787: Ties School Attendance to Driver’s Licenses
10/25/2013

WATCH House Bill 2037: Raises the Compulsory School Age from 17 to 18
2/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 2168: Prohibits Applying Foreign Law to Violate Constitutional Rights
4/16/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 20: Revises the Definition of Child Abuse
10/9/2013

INACTIVE Senate Bill 21: Revises Law Relating to Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse
4/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 27: Requires CPS and Licensed Medical Practitioners to Exchange Certain Information During an Investigation Without Requiring Parental Consent, Court Order, or Subpoena
11/11/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 32: Requires Homeschool Families to be Investigated Under Certain Circumstances
3/21/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 517: Prohibits Parents from Homeschooling a Child Who Has Recently Received CPS Services
2/27/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 719: Provides for Same-Sex Marriages
3/26/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 992: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5 Years
6/7/2013

OPEN The Pennsylvania Legislature is in Session
1/7/2014

   Rhode Island 
OPEN The Rhode Island Legislature is in Session
1/7/2014

   South Carolina 
WATCH House Bill 3024: Makes All Persons Mandatory Abuse Reporters
5/28/2013

WATCH House Bill 3168: Allows Grandparents to Obtain Visitation Over the Objections of Fit Parents
1/8/2013

WATCH House Bill 3339: Raises the Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
2/4/2013

WATCH House Bill 3428: Provides for a Statewide Assessment of School Readiness for Children from Prenatal Age Through 5
3/6/2013

WATCH House Bill 3455: Creates the Child Development Education Program
2/7/2013

WATCH House Bill 3478: Imposes Additional Testing and Reporting Requirements for Homeschoolers and Eliminates Option III
2/20/2013

WATCH House Bill 3893: Requires New Education Standards Pass through Legislature
4/17/2014

WATCH House Bill 3943: Prohibits Adoption or Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
4/18/2013

WATCH House Bill 4460: Removes Current Language Which Limits Marriage as Between One Man and One Woman
1/24/2014

WATCH House Bill 4624: Creates a $5,000 Income Tax Credit for Homeschool Expenses
2/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 44: South Carolina Teacher Protection Act
12/14/2012

WATCH Senate Bill 134: Creates the South Carolina Child Development Education Program
5/21/2012

WATCH Senate Bill 158: Changes School Attendance Conditions Associated with the Issuance of Driver’s Licenses
1/10/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 279: Creates a Tax Deduction for Instruction-Related Expenses
2/4/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 300: Prohibits the Adoption or Implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative
3/21/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 451: Requires Home Schools To Be Taxed the Same As Public Facilities
3/1/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 628: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
4/19/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 910: Amends Current Law Permitting Homeschoolers to Participate in Interscholastic Activities in Public School
1/23/2014

WATCH Senate Concurrent Resolution 1199: Declares May 2014 as “Homeschool Recognition Month”
4/8/2014

OPEN The South Carolina Legislature is in Session
1/8/2013

   South Dakota 
INACTIVE House Bill 1075: Requires Hearings on Common Core Standards Prior to Implementation
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1128: Fair Access to Opportunity Scholarship
2/21/2013

INACTIVE House Bill 1132: Changes Child Labor Laws to Make them Homeschool-Friendly
3/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1237: Evaluates the Common Core Standards
2/13/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 62: Common Core Evaluation
1/23/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 64: Requires a Waiting Period Before Common Core Adoption
3/10/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 131: Makes a Truancy Complaint Grounds to Refuse an Excuse from School Attendance
2/13/2014

   Tennessee 
WATCH House Bill 261: Reduces TANF Payments to Families Whose Children Fail to Maintain “Satisfactory Academic Progress”
4/4/2013

INACTIVE House Bill 429: Opening Public School Athletics to Homeschool Students
6/25/2010

INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 582: Supports the Romeike Family
4/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1668: Corrects Definition of a “Home School Student”
4/17/2014

WATCH House Bill 1696: Prohibits Implementing Assessments Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
1/24/2014

WATCH House Bill 1825: Postpones Adoption of the Common Core Standards Unless Approved by the Legislature
1/29/2014

WATCH House Bill 2044: Creates Special Education and Related Services Scholarship Grants
1/28/2014

WATCH House Bill 2047: Creates the Individualized Education Account Program
1/29/2014

WATCH House Bill 2253: Prohibits Adopting Common Core-Aligned Standards for Social Studies or Science
1/31/2014

WATCH House Bill 2290: Discourages Implementation of the Common Core Standards
2/3/2014

WATCH House Bill 2332: Discontinues Use of Common Core English and Math Standards
2/5/2014

WATCH House Bill 2491: Creates the “Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014”
2/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 132: Reduces TANF Assistance to Families Whose Children Fail to Maintain “Satisfactory Academic Progress”
4/15/2013

WATCH Senate Bill 1682: Prohibits Adopting Common Core-Aligned Standards for Social Studies or Science
1/31/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 1773: Corrects Definition of a “Home School Student”
1/23/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 1882: Prohibits Implementing Assessments Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
1/24/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 1985: Postpones Adoption of the Common Core Standards Unless Approved by the Legislature
1/29/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2057: Discourages Implementation of the Common Core Standards
2/3/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2138: Creates Special Education and Related Services Scholarship Grants
1/28/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2139: Creates the Individualized Education Account Program
1/29/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2405: Discontinues Use of Common Core English and Math Standards
1/30/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2471: Creates the “Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014”
2/7/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2476: Removes the State Curriculum From Alignment With the Common Core Standards
2/7/2014

OPEN The Tennessee Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   Texas 
INACTIVE The Texas Legislature has Adjourned
5/27/2013

   Utah 

1/1/2001

INACTIVE Senate Bill 39: Homeschool Amendments
4/1/2014

OPEN The Utah Legislature is in Session
1/27/2014

   Vermont 
INACTIVE House Bill 524: Technical Amendments to Education Laws
2/14/2014

OPEN The Vermont Legislature is in Session
1/8/2014

   Virginia 
INACTIVE House Bill 63: Creates Avenue for Public School Sports Participation for Homeschoolers
2/20/2014

INACTIVE House Joint Resolution 92: Requesting Education Department Study of Religious Exemption to Compulsory School
1/30/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 239: Tax Credits for Home Instruction
2/12/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 438: Learner’s Permits Withheld in Truancy Situations
3/18/2008

INACTIVE House Bill 950: Home Instruction and Private School Tax Credit
1/31/2014

   Washington 
INACTIVE House Bill 1015: Immunization Requirements
2/22/2011

ACTION House Bill 1283: Lowering the Compulsory School Attendance Age to 6
1/22/2014

WATCH House Bill 1506: Third-Party Visitation Bill
1/22/2014

ACTION House Bill 1934: Third-Party Visitation Bill
1/22/2014

ACTION House Bill 2174: Protecting Parental Rights!
1/27/2014

OPEN The Washington Legislature is in Session
1/13/2014

   West Virginia 
INACTIVE House Bill 2034: Exempting Church Schools from Standardized Testing Requirement
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2110: Require Grandparent Visitation Rights To Include Once Per Month Visit
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2223: Defining Five Instances of Tardy School Attendance As One Absence
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2452: Provisions For Visitation Rights of Extended Family
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2474: Tax Credit for Private and Homeschools
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2526: Homeschool Extracurricular Activity Participation
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 2831: Removes Criminal Penalty For Parents Who Violate Mandatory Immunization Requirements
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 3121: Parents’ Bill of Rights
3/25/2014

WATCH House Bill 3159: Allows Monroe County to Raise Compulsory Attendance Age
5/9/2013

INACTIVE House Bill 4003: Grants Dual Jurisdiction for Truancy Enforcement
4/15/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4004: Defines Risk of Injury as Abuse
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4005: Defines Risk of Injury as Neglect
4/15/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4134: Religious Freedom Restoration Act
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4136: Nonpublic School Tax Credit
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4230: Homeschool Extracurricular Access
2/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4381: Establish Pilot Program to Have Social Workers in Schools
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4383: Halt Common Core for Study
2/10/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4390: Withdraws from Common Core and Establishes Student Privacy Protections
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4463: Increases Regulations on Campaign Contributions
3/6/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 4618: Establishes Support for Early Literacy
4/15/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 86: Expanding Grandparents’ Rights
3/25/2014

WATCH Senate Concurrent Resolution 94: Study the Common Core
3/14/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 420: Establish P-20 Longitudinal Database
3/7/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 429: Halt Common Core for Study
3/25/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 614: Custody Rights for Grandparents
3/25/2014

INACTIVE The West Virginia Legislature has Adjourned
3/8/2014

   Wisconsin 
WATCH Assembly Bill 329: Reverts to Former Policy on Home-Educated Students in Public School
1/3/2013

WATCH LRB 2032/3: Equal Access to Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
9/24/2013

INACTIVE S.B. 458 and A.B. 555: Admissions Standards for Home-Educated Students Enrolling in Public School Course
4/17/2014

OPEN The Wisconsin Legislature is in Session
1/14/2014

   Wyoming 
INACTIVE House Bill 26: Coordinate Early Childhood Education Programs
2/21/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 58: Remove Truancy Enforcement Procedures
2/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 81: Coordinate Early Childhood Education Programs
4/15/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 97: Prohibit Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessments, Protect Student Data
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 168: Prohibits Common Core Standards and Protect Student Data
3/25/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 179: Prohibits Access to Student Data Without Prior Consent
3/25/2014

INACTIVE Senate File 106: Calls for Special Session on Duties of State Superintendent
3/25/2014

INACTIVE Senate File 119: Mandatory Education for Kindergarten
2/28/2014

INACTIVE The Wyoming Legislature has Adjourned
3/6/2014

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H.R. 4008—Educational Freedom Act of 2014
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S. 1974—“Learning Opportunities Created At Local Level Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 207—To Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to Make Members of Health Care Sharing Ministries Eligible to Establish Health Savings Accounts
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 2099—To Provide for an Accounting of Total United States Contributions to the United Nations
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S. 86—To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the Coverdell education savings accounts to allow homeschool education expenses
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 791—“Continuum of Learning Act of 2013”
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 1755—“Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013”
HSLDA Opposed
 
S. 815—“Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013”
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 112—Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 3865—Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014
HSLDA Opposed
 
H. Res. 19—“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).”