Legislative Updates

2019 Regular Session began, Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Friday, March 15-22, Legislative Spring Break

Friday, May 17, Last Day of Session

(updated 3/11/19)

2019 General Session Legislation FHE is watching

HB 203Specifies that parental liberty to direct the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right – 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  - Rep. Judy Morgan – Read second time, 1-14-2019 – Opposed

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


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 – Rep. Chris Carter – Read second time, 2-4-2019 – Opposed


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

HB 478 - Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program – Rep. Phil Christofanelli  - Public Hearing Completed, 2-12-2019 –Watching   

HB 1139 - Modifies provisions relating to home school education (Homeschool Cleanup Bill)– Rep. Ben Baker – 03/01/2019 - Read Second Time (H) – Support

What HB 1139 will do:

Things HB 1139 will not do:


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 – Sen. Ed Emery - Read second and Referred S Education Committee – 1-23-2019 - Neutral

SB 160 SCS Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program – Sen. Andrew Koenig -
Placed on Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 160 Senate Committee, 2-11-2019 – Watching


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