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December 11, 2006

House Bill 1085: Homeschool Graduate Access to State Scholarship Funds

Authors:
Representatives Fleagle, LaGrotta, Armstrong, Hennessey, Gingrich, Zug, Dally, Wilt, McNaughton, Waters, Leh, Reichley, Phillips, Habay, Caltagirone, McIlhattan, Watson, Baldwin, Boyd, Denlinger, Crahalla, Rohrer, Petrarca, Rapp, Hershey, Fairchild, Benninghoff, Civera, Hess, T. Stevenson, Creighton, Turzai, Scavello, Geist, Saylor, and M. Keller.

Summary:
This bill related to state scholarships under Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Scholarship Law. Current law states that a student is eligible for consideration for a scholarship if he is a graduate of or is attending an approved high school or is a recipient of a Commonwealth secondary school diploma. This bill, as amended on November 2, 2005, would have added the option of the student having been accepted into an approved institution. Thus, regardless of what type of diploma a homeschool student might have, or even if the student had no diploma, the student would have been eligible for scholarship consideration if the student had been accepted into college.

Status:

03/23/2005Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
11/02/2005Reported as amended, first consideration, and laid on table
11/21/2005Removed from the table, second considered, and referred to Appropriations Committee
12/05/2005Re-reported as committed
12/12/2005 Third consideration and final passage
1/05/2006 Referred to Senate Education Committee
11/28/2006This bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supported this bill.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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