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June 12, 2008

Senate Bill 457: An Act Concerning Education Tax Credits and Vouchers

Authors:
Senators Grooms, Thomas, Vaughn, McConnell, Bryant, Fair, Hawkins, Mescher, Ryberg, Verdin, Knotts and Campsen

Summary:
This is a tax credit and school voucher bill. It would provide a tax credit of $500 per child each year for homeschool students. Homeschool students would not be eligible to receive voucher money. While HSLDA is philosophically opposed to vouchers, this bill could be supported because homeschoolers are excluded from the voucher provisions and because of the favorable tax credit provisions.

Status:

2/20/2007Introduced, first reading, and referred to the Senate Committee on Finance
6/5/2007Legislation died when the Senate adjourned sine die

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA supports this legislation.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Bill Text (Word document)

Bill History