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PRINTER'S NO. 3289
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
2229
Session of
2018
INTRODUCED BY D. MILLER, BRIGGS, MILLARD, KINSEY, STURLA,
A. DAVIS, SAMUELSON, V. BROWN, SOLOMON, YOUNGBLOOD, MURT,
NEILSON AND WATSON, APRIL 9, 2018
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, APRIL 9, 2018
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in pupils and attendance, further
providing for definitions.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The definition of "compulsory school age" in
section 1326 of the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known
as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended to read:
Section 1326. Definitions.--When used in this article, the
following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
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"Compulsory school age" shall mean the period of a child's
life from the time the child's parents elect to have the child
enter school and which shall be no later than [eight (8)] six
(6) years of age until the child reaches [seventeen (17)]
eighteen (18) years of age or, if the child's parent or guardian
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consents, until the child reaches seventeen (17) years of age.
The term does not include a child who holds a certificate of
graduation from a regularly accredited, licensed, registered or
approved high school.
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Section 2. The amendment of the definition of "compulsory
school age" in section 1326 of the act shall apply to academic
years commencing after the effective date of this section.
Section 3. This act shall take effect in 90 days.
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