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Yesterday at the General Assembly Sports Access Bill Dies Results of Other Bills

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers was proudly represented yesterday by not only its lobbyist, Scott Price, but by many articulate homeschooled students who spoke in support of HB 63. In spite of their heartfelt and intelligent testimony, the Senate Education and Health Committee still voted 9 to 6 to pass by indefinitely the bill, which means […]

Sports Access Bill (HB 63) Set to be Heard Thursday, 2/20 at 8:30a.m.

Delegate Rob Bell’s (R-Albemarle) bill HB63, known as the Tebow Bill, is scheduled to be heard before the full Senate Education and Health Committee this Thursday, February 20 on the first floor, Senate Room B of the General Assembly Building, at 910 Capitol Street in Richmond at 8:30 a.m. Show Your Support!If you believe homeschoolers should have the right […]

Great Week for Homeschoolers at the General Assembly

Last week the two bills in the General Assembly that had the greatest potential to affect homeschooling both saw success.  And a bill of concern was amended to make it innocuous to homeschoolers. VaHomeschoolers was happy to see our monitoring and lobbying efforts bring positive results. HJ 92 – Religious Exemption Study Killed in Committee Del. Tom […]

CONFIRMED: HB 63- Homeschool Sports Access Bill to be heard Monday morning

The “Tebow Bill” (HB 63) will go before the full House Education Committee on Monday, January 27th for a vote. This committee will meet at 8:30am in House Room D in the General Assembly Building at 910 Capitol Street in Richmond. Show your support…  By attending the hearing. We do not know if testimony will be allowed or not, but if […]

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


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