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June 15, 2006

Senate Bill 1166: An Act Relating to Scholarships and Tax Credits

Author:
Senators Grooms, McConnell, Bryant, Campsen, Ryberg, Verdin, Mescher, Hawkins, Thomas, Fair, and Scott

Summary:
This was a scholarship and tax credit bill. Homeschool students would not be eligible for scholarships but would be 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 has to meet 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:

2/21/2006 Introduced, first reading, and referred to Education Committee
6/15/2006 Bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this bill.

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