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May 2, 2005

House Bill 1983: An Act Concerning Academic Challenge Scholarships

Author:
Representative Mahoney

Summary:
This bill permits homeschool students to take end-of-course tests to qualify for Academic Challenge Scholarship Program. The problem with this bill is that end-of-course tests are based on the public school curriculum, so public school students have a distinct advantage. This bill should have been amended to use another type of test such as the SAT or ACT.

Status:

02/23/2005Filed and referred to the House Committee on Education
03/29/2005Amended and recommended "Do Pass"
04/05/2005Amended and engrossed
04/06/2005Transmitted to Senate and referred to Senate Committee on Education
4/8/2005Returned recommended "Do Pass"
4/12/2005Passed, returned to House, Passed, returned to Senate, Passed and enrolled
4/13/2005Transmitted to Governor and approved

HSLDA's Position:
This bill was opposed.

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Bill History