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SB 18 - Raising the Compulsory School Age - Key Vote

New Hampshire Key Votes

John Lynch signed this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Raising the Compulsory School Age

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (201-156) - (Key vote)

Title: Raising the Compulsory School Age

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the mandatory school attendance age from sixteen to eighteen.

Highlights:
-Exempts children attending private school, receiving home education, excused by the superintendent, accepted into a post-secondary education, or meeting the graduation requirement from the mandatory attendance (242:1). - Allows school districts to create bylaws relating to habitual truants and those between the ages of six and eighteen that do not attend school (242:2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (17-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Raising the Compulsory School Age

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the mandatory school attendance age from sixteen to eighteen.

Highlights:
- Requires that children between the ages of six and eighteen attend the public school they are assigned to within their district [sec. 1 (I)]. - Exempts children attending private school, those receiving home education, those excused by the superintendent, children accepted into a post-secondary education, children meeting the graduation requirement, those who have adopted alternative learning plans and those temporarily excused by parental request from the mandatory attendance [sec. 1 (I)(a-g)]. - Allows school districts to create bylaws relating to habitual truants and those between the ages of six and eighteen that do not attend school [sec. 2].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Raising the Compulsory School Age

Sponsors

  • James Timothy 'Timothy' Dunn (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Iris W. Estabrook (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph A. 'Joe' Foster (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martha Fuller Clark (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Gallus (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David 'Dave' Gottesman (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Remick (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Emma L. Rous (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret 'Maggie' Wood Hassan (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
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