Legislative Updates

2019 Regular Session began, Wednesday, January 9, 2019
 

Friday, May 17, Last Day of Session

(updated 4/12/19)
 

2019 General Session Legislation FHE is watching
 

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

3/26/2019- House Elementary and secondary Education Committee Hearing completed

4/2/2019 Education Committee - HCS Reported Do Pass (H) - AYES: 9 NOES: 4 PRESENT: 1
4/3/2019 Reported to the House Rules-Administrative Oversight Committee

Support
 

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
Neutral

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

For those that may be interested, HB 857 passed the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee Tuesday, March 26, with 2 amendments.

The House Committee Substitute for HB 857 was Reported Do Pass by the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee: 7 ayes and 6 noes.

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
Support

 
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
Oppose

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

 

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
2-4-2019
Oppose

 
HB 478 - Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program

Sponsor, Rep. Phil Christofanelli 

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

Watching
   

 

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 
Neutral


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)
Watching

 

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