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Hearing Scheduled for HB 63 on Wednesday, 1/22

Delegate Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) has informed us that his bill, HB 63 (public school sports access for homeschoolers), is scheduled for a subcommittee hearing this Wednesday, January 22 on the first floor, House Room D of the General Assembly Building, at 910 Capitol Street in Richmond.  This subcommittee meets upon adjournment of the full House Education Committee, which commences at 8:30 a.m.  We have […]

Sports Access Proposed Again; Religious Exemption Threatened

The Virginia General Assembly opened its 2014 session this past Wednesday, January 8 and it has already produced many bills of interest to homeschoolers; some very positive, others concerning and one that is an outright threat.  As a result of these various bills and accompanying explanation, this will probably be the longest legislative announcement VaHomeschoolers has ever written […]

Bigger than Campaign Promises: Homeschooling, Tax Credits, and Politics in Virginia

The 2013 Virginia Governor’s race sets the agenda for this discussion because a gubernatorial candidate has aligned himself with HSLDA and a candidate for lieutenant governor has taken a pro-tax credit view painted as having universal support by homeschoolers in Virginia, which it does not. However, it’s also a timely reminder that VaHomeschoolers needs to say, once again, that homeschoolers have a variety of views on legislative issues, and they hail from many different religious, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Legislative Update – February 14, 2013

Homeschool Sports Access: HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing Results

Legislative Update – February 8, 2013

HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing: Thursday, 2/14 at 8 a.m.; Home Education Month; Parental Rights; Various Education Bills

Legislative Update: February 1, 2013

Sports Access Bill Succeeds on House Floor

Legislative Update: January 30, 2013

Sports Access Update: House Success, Senate Hearing Expected

VaHomeschoolers Legislative Update: January 25, 2013

Time Change: House Education Committee Hearing on Monday, 1/28 at 8:30 a.m.

Legislative Update: January 24, 2013

House Subcommittee Approves HB 1442. SB 812 “Passed by” for the Day. Next Hearing Expected Monday, 1/28 at 9a.m.

Press Release: House Subcommittee Agrees With Over Two-Thirds of Virginians: Let Homeschoolers Play!

With homeschooling families looking on, a subcommittee of the House of Delegates’ Education Committee voted 7 to 1 this morning in favor of sending HB 1442 to the full committee for consideration.


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