Protecting the God-given right of parents to homeschool.
Friday, October 31, 2014
HB1013 IS LAW
We are thankful to God for His help and guidance throughout the process of passing House Bill 1013. After twenty-six years of onerous regulation, on October 31, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed HB 1013 in private. It is now the law of the State of Pennsylvania and we are rejoicing over the significant improvement!
We need to also thank Representative Mark Gillen who introduced HB1013, a homeschool dad himself and a tenacious but kind advocate. The burdensome Act 169 of 1988 is lifted with the effective and immediate implementation of 2014 Act 196!
We now have a date for the public signing and celebration day at the Capitol: Monday, November 17, 2014. What we do not have is the exact time and location, but CHAP will have a gathering at the Main Rotunda at 3:00 PM.
Representative Gillen is working with the Governor’s office to make the ceremonial signing more conducive for homeschoolers to attend.
As we wait for things to settle down after the election, if you haven’t done so, please make a brief call or email our State legislators thanking them for listening to homeschoolers! Consider also sending them hand-written letters or cards made by your children. They were only doing their job as lawmakers but they granted us our petition. It is a good practice and it pleases God to pray and encourage our government leaders.
CHAP would like to know how many homeschoolers are coming to the Capitol on November 17, and we also want to hear about your lobbying experience. Please take this short survey and RSVP for the celebration.
CHAP thanks you for all your help and cooperation. We could not have done this without your support.
[This post will be updated as new information come.]