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Rob Bell’s ‘Tebow Bill’ passes out of Senate committee

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Del. Rob Bell

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Facebook post from Delegate Rob Bell shared the good news:

Tebow Bill Passes Senate Committee 8-6! (First time it has ever gotten this far!) Thanks to all the homeschoolers who came to the Capitol to testify.

After testimony from homeschool students — some barely tall enough to see over the podium — and parents from around the Commonwealth who attended the hearing in the State Capitol, the bill passed out of the Senate Education and Health Committee Thursday morning. It will now be taken up by the full Senate, possibly as soon as Monday, February 16.

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Rob Bell’s ‘Tebow Bill’ goes to Senate committee Thursday

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Del. Rob Bell

By Lynn R. Mitchell

After passing the House, Delegate Rob Bell’s “Tebow Bill” will be heard in committee this week. From Del. Bell:

We just received word that the Tebow Bill will be before the Senate Education and Health Committee this Thursday, February 12th! The committee meets at 8:30am in Senate Room B in the General Assembly Building.  You can find information about directions and parking here.

I hope you can come — it would help to have a big crowd!  We will want to have homeschoolers who can testify, and everyone else can provide moral support.

I strongly encourage you to contact your senator and express your support–especially if he or she serves on the Senate Education and Health Committee.  You can find a list of the committee membership here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Hope to see you on Thursday!

Back story:

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Rob Bell’s ‘Tebow Bill’ passed in House of Delegates, 57-41

Rob Bell 3By Lynn R. Mitchell

Delegate Rob Bell (R-58 Charlottesville) saw his House Bill 1626, also known as the “Tebow Bill,” passed the Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday by a vote of 57-41. That’s good news, but previous bills have made it this far only to die in the State Senate.

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Rob Bell’s ‘Tebow Bill’ goes to committee Monday a.m.

Rob Bell 3By Lynn R. Mitchell

Delegate Rob Bell’s HB 1626, commonly known as the Tebow Bill, will go before the full House Education Committee for a vote tomorrow morning, Monday, January 26, at 8:30 a.m. For those in Richmond, the hearing will be held in House Room D in the General Assembly Building and all are encouraged to come out and show support or to contact their legislators and ask them to support HB 1626.

A list of the committee members can be found here.

Information about directions and parking can be found here.

For background on the bill and its namesake Tim Tebow, see Will 10th time be charm for Rob Bell’s ‘Tebow Bill’? Many thanks to Delegate Bell for his continued effort on behalf of statewide homeschoolers.

 

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Will 10th time be charm for Rob Bell’s ‘Tebow Bill’?

Rob Bell 3By Lynn R. Mitchell

For the tenth year, Delegate Rob Bell (R-58 Charlottesville) has submitted House Bill 1626, also known as the “Tebow Bill,” that would allow homeschoolers to participate in activities and sports at their local high schools.

Delegate Bell expressed optimism that the bill will fare better this year with the state senate in Republican hands. However, in 2012 with Republicans in control of House, Senate, and Governor with the best chance in seven years for passage, Republican Senator Harry Blevins, a retired public school principal, voted with the Democrats against the Tebow Bill, defeating it. Blevins retired from the state senate in 2013. This year Republicans control the House and Senate but not Governor.

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Back in the homeschool classroom: Rob Bell’s Tebow Bill

school booksBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Delegate Rob Bell (R-58th House District) has been working for years to pass the Tebow Bill in the Virginia legislature (for more information about the Tebow Bill, see here). Sadly, it has hit a brick wall every time it was sent to the State Senate.

In a newsletter Saturday, Delegate Bell explains why he is hopeful of success during the 2015 General Assembly session. He wrote:

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