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March 25, 2004

House Bill 475: College Scholarships for Homeschoolers

Author:
Rep. Les Winningham (D-38th District)

Summary:
This bill would create college scholarships from lottery money. Homeschool students would be included in the program but would have to wait until completion of the freshman year of college before receiving the funds retroactively. Other students would receive the scholarship funds at the beginning of their freshman year. This is a companion bill to SB 144.

Status:

02/06/2004Introduced, Referred to House Education Committee
02/20/2004Assigned to Higher Education Subcommittee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes the creation of lotteries and also opposes any scholarship legislation which discriminates against homeschool graduates. This bill is unacceptable in its present form.

 Other Resources

Bill Text (pdf)

Bill History - Type in HB475 and hit "Find Bill Information"