Federal Legislation
June 16, 2003

H.R. 612 - Family Education Freedom Act of 2003

Action Requested:
None at this time. HSLDA's National Center is tracking this legislation.

Background:

Introduced: February 5, 2003 by Rep. Ron Paul [R, TX-14]

Cosponsors: (8)

Status:

2/5/2003:Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
2/6/2003:Introductory remarks on measure.
12/31/2004: This bill is "dead". It was not passed into law before the end of the 108th Congress.

Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supports tax credits, so long as the language establishing the tax credit does not set additional burdens on homeschooling parents. Unlike vouchers, tax credits allow homeschooling parents to use their educational expenses to lower the amount of taxes owed. Because the language in this bill establishes a tax credit without requiring anything additional of homeschoolers, HSLDA supports H.R. 612.

 Other Resources

Federal Education Tax Credits

State Education Tax Credits

H.R. 612 (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)