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2017 Senate Bill 103: Revise school truancy and chronic absence rules
Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on February 7, 2017 To prohibit a public school from suspending or expelling a child solely for truancy or chronic absence. Senate Bill 104 would require school officials to attempt to meet with a parent, and authorize legal action if other steps don't work.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on February 7, 2017
Reported in the Senate on March 14, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on May 18, 2017 To define students to be "in attendance" if they are present for at least half the school day, rather than the 90 percent figure proposed by the bill.
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on May 18, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Passed 28 to 9 in the Senate on May 18, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To prohibit a public school from suspending or expelling a child solely for truancy or chronic absence. Senate Bill 104 would require school officials to attempt to meet with a parent, and authorize legal action if other steps don't work.
Received in the House on May 18, 2017
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 18, 2017

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