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June 25, 2010

House Bill 3802: South Carolina Educational Opportunity Act

Authors:
Reps. Edge, Bedingfield, Herbkersman, Merrill, Viers, Stewart, Hamilton, Erickson, Stringer, Duncan, G.R. Smith, Nanney, Millwood, Barfield, Scott, Chalk, Bowen, J.R. Smith, Hardwick, Delleney, Loftis, Cato, Clemmons, Crawford, Haley, Limehouse, Lowe, Owens, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Simrill, G.M. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Thompson and A.D. Young

Summary:
This bill is similar or identical to South Carolina Senate Bill 520. This bill would become known as the “South Carolina Educational Opportunity Act,” if enacted. Among other things, it would create a tax credit of up to $1,000 per child for “instruction related expenditures” for homeschooling families.

Status:

3/26/2009(Senate) Introduced and read first time
3/26/2009(Senate) Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
4/28/2009(Senate) Member request name added as sponsor: Rep. Mark Willis
6/16/2009(Senate) Rep. Dennis C. Moss requests name added as sponsor
6/3/2010(Senate) Bill died when Legislature adjourned

HSLDA’s Position:
This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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