Legislative Updates

2020 Regular Session will begin January 8, 2020

The 2019 Regular Session ended, Friday, May 17, 2019

(updated 5/29/19)

All Legislation FHE was watching has died. If the bills are introduced next session they will have new bill numbers.

HB 1139 - Modifies provisions relating to home school education (Homeschool Cleanup Bill) 
Sponsor, Rep. Ben Baker

4/3/2019 Reported to the House Rules-Administrative Oversight Committee


What HB 1139 will do:

Things HB 1139 will not do:


Click Here to view HB 1139 as amended by the House Education Committee HCS for HB 1139 

For More information click here to view the FHE Information Sheet on HCS 1139


HCS for HB 857 – Allows home school students to participate in activities sponsored by a statewide activities association for the public school district in they reside 
Sponsor – Rep. Dirk Deaton
House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, Hearing completed

Click here to view FHE’s informational post on HB 857

3/26/2019 – HCS bill for HB 857 was then referred to the Rules-Administrative Oversight Committee.

HB 203Specifies that parental liberty to direct the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right
Sponsor, Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch
Read second time, 1-10-2019

HB 538Requires children in the City of St. Louis and Kansas City school districts to enroll in a school by the age of five  
Sponsor, Rep. Judy Morgan
Read second time, 1-14-2019

HB 583 - Modifies provisions relating to age for school entry
Rep. Ian Mackey
Read second time, 1-17-2019


HB 766 - Requires kindergarten attendance at the start of the school year for children who turn age five at any time during the calendar year
Sponsor, Rep. Chris Carter

Read second time

HB 478 - Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program

Sponsor, Rep. Phil Christofanelli 

2-25-2019- Rules Administrative Oversight Committee Reported Do Pass



SB 130 – Provides that no public school shall be a member of a statewide activities association if such association prohibits a home school student from participating in any event or activity offered by a public school in the school district in which the student resides 
Sponsor, Sen. Ed Emery
1-23-2019-Read second and Referred S Education Committee 

SB 160 SCS Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program

Sponsor, Sen. Andrew Koenig
4/15/2019 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 160-Koenig, with SCS, SS for SCS & SA 2 (pending)


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