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June 15, 2006

House Bill 3012: Tax Credits for Homeschooling

Author:
Representative W. Douglas Smith (R-District 32)

Summary:
This bill would have provided income and property tax credits for tuition paid to public or nonpublic schools, including homeschools.

Had this bill passed, homeschooling families would be entitled to tax credits for expenses incurred for tutors, textbooks, school supplies, fees for membership in an association that sets the academic standards for the student's homeschooling program, and academic lessons. The bill would also have provided tax credits for contributions to organizations providing scholarships to students for educational expenses. Designated as the “South Carolina Put Parents in Charge Act,” this bill had the strong support of Governor Mark Sanford.

Status:

01/11/2005Introduced and referred to House Ways and Means Committee
6/15/2006 Bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

Action Requested:
None at this time

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA opposed this legislation.

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