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146th General Assembly
House Bill # 244
  (Tabled in Committee)  

Primary Sponsor: Heffernan Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Sokola
CoSponsors: Reps. Atkins, Bolden, J. Johnson, Q. Johnson, Keeley, Longhurst, Mitchell, Schooley, Scott, B. Short, Walker, D.E. Williams; Sens. Henry, Katz, Sorenson
Introduced on : 01/17/2012
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.
Synopsis: This Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a two-year period; accordingly, there is a one-year interim period where the compulsory school attendance age requirement will be 17 years old.
The Act further provides that a child may be exempt from the age requirement for compulsory school attendance if the child has graduated from high school or if the child is at least 16 years old and is necessarily and lawfully employed. The Act preserves the exemption where a child may be excused from compulsory attendance upon request of the child's parent or legal guardian coupled with supporting written documentation from a qualified health professional.
Current Status: House Education Committee   On   01/17/2012
  (Tabled in Committee)  
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Actions History:
Jan 17, 2012 - Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in House
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