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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

SB 88: School Attendance

GENERAL BILL by Soto ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Thompson

School Attendance; Providing that compulsory school attendance laws apply to all children between the ages of 6 and 18 years; providing that a student who attains the dropout age does not need a parent’s signature to file a declaration of intent to terminate school; requiring students to attend school until the age of 18 years; repealing provisions relating to a requirement that district school boards make available a GED program to students in juvenile justice facilities who attain the age of 16 years or notify such students that they are no longer required to attend school, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Education
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/15/2013 Senate • Filed
8/27/2013 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 19
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 19
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Education