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House Bill 3652: Tax Credits for Homeschooling
Representatives Reps. W.D. Smith, Vaughn, Merrill, Loftis, Tripp, Scarborough, Hinson, Young, Ceips, J.R. Smith, Viers, Leach, Harrison, Chellis, Edge, Herbkersman, Clemmons, Davenport, Delleney, Hagood, Limehouse, McGee, Altman, Chalk, Haskins, Hamilton, Cato, Duncan, Barfield, Owens, Stewart, Rice and Witherspoon
This bill is similar to House Bills 3012 and 3204, the educational tax credit bills. The problem with this bill was in Article 9, Section 12-15-930, which would have required the State Budget and Control Board to prepare an annual report on the academic performance of independent school students which include homeschool students. This would have imposed academic evaluations not now in the law for homeschool students. It would also have required an evaluation of the relative efficiency of public and independent schools “while adjusting or controlling for student and family background.” Obtaining student and family background information was an unnecessary and intrusive requirement.
|02/24/2005||Introduced and Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means|
|4/19/2005||House Committee Report: Favorable with amendment|
|5/4/2005||House Tabled HJ-125. House Roll call Yeas - 60; Nays - 53. HJ-145|
|6/15/2006||Bill died when the Legislature adjourned.|
HSLDA opposed this legislation.
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