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June 15, 2006

House Bill 4534: An Act Relating to Scholarships and Tax Credits

Author:
Representatives Edge, Leach, Merrill, Altman, Bailey, Barfield, Cato, Ceips, Chalk, Chellis, Clemmons, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Hagood, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrison, Haskins, Herbkersman, Hinson, Limehouse, Loftis, McGee, Owens, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Scarborough, Simrill, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Stewart, Tripp, Vaughn, Viers, Witherspoon and Young

Summary:
This was a scholarship and tax credit bill. Homeschool students would not be eligible for scholarships but would have been eligible for a tax credit not exceeding $500 each year for the costs of homeschooling. This scholarship portion of the bill was actually voucher legislation whereby families would receive money from the state to transfer from a public to a nonpublic school. The nonpublic school would have to have met certain conditions in order to receive the state funds.

HSLDA supports tax credits for homeschooling parents but opposes voucher-type programs because of the inevitable government entanglement in private education.

Status:

1/26/2006 Introduced, first reading, and referred to Ways and Means Committee
6/15/2006Bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA did not support this legislation.

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