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May 17, 2005

House Bill 530: College Scholarships for Homeschoolers

Author:
Rep. Charlie Howard (District 26)

Summary:
This bill prohibits universities and the state of Texas from discriminating against homeschoolers when granting scholarships for college tuition. Unfortunately, the word "homeschool" is inserted in the bill, opening the door for regulation of homeschoolers. Currently homeschools operate under the private school law; adding "homeschool" would create a third category of schools that would have to be defined and regulated.

Status:

01/24/2005Introduced
02/07/2005Referred to Higher Education Committee
05/02/2005Committee Report sent to Calendars Committee
5/12/2005Bill died in committee

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA will support this bill if the word "homeschool" is changed to "private school."

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Apr-26-2005 — Texas--Calls Needed to Support Anti-Discrimination Bill for College Scholarships

Bill Text

Bill History