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House Bill 1530

House Bill 1530

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB1530 (Updated February 28, 2005 7:24 pm - DI 84)

Mandatory school attendance age. Raises the age of mandatory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age. Specifies that a student may withdraw from school before becoming 18 years of age only for the reason of financial hardship, provided the student is employed and supporting the student's family or dependents. Requires a student who seeks to withdraw from school before becoming 18 years of age or graduating to sign a written acknowledgment that the student and the student's parent or guardian understand that withdrawing from school is likely to reduce the student's future earnings and increase the student's likelihood of being unemployed or incarcerated in the future. Requires the department of education to develop a written consent to withdraw from school form for a school corporation to use in implementing the written acknowledgment. Expands the reasons a work permit and driver's license may be denied. Requires the principal of the school the student last attended to notify the department of child labor and the bureau of motor, if a student has not received consent to withdraw from school and the student fails to return to school.
Current Status:
Passed 2nd reading - first House
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