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February 1, 2006

House Bill 512: Educational Tax Credits

Author:
Representatives Moore, Wells-Smith

Summary:

This was a tax credit bill for education expenses for all students, including home school students. While the concept of tax credits is favorable to home schooling families, Section 19 of this bill would have required academic evaluations of homeschool students. The evaluation would have been conducted using "appropriate analytical and behavioral science methodologies." Additionally, they would compute the relative efficiency of public and home schools and a comparison of acceptance rates into college, "while adjusting or controlling for student and family background."

This bill was opposed as introduced, considering the academic and personal evaluations of home school students and their families. If these objectionable provisions had been deleted, then this tax credit bill could have been supported.

Status:

1/6/2006 Introduced and referred to Education and Ways and Means Committees
1/31/2006House Bill 512 died in both the Education Committee and the Ways and Means Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this legislation.

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Bill History