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This bill would create the Parental Choice Scholarship Program whereby public and private schools would receive state funds for student enrollment. Religious schools are considered to be private schools in Alaska.
Since some children receive home instruction through private schools, homeschoolers may be impacted by state control associated with such funding. This bill should be opposed.
02/09/2011 (House) Read for the first time
02/09/2011 (House) Referred to Education Committee & Finance Committee
04/06/2011 (House) Representative Charisse Millett added as a cosponsor
01/23/2012 (House) Education Committee hearing heard and held
01/25/2012 (House) Cosponsor(s): Johansen
01/27/2012 (House) Education Committee hearing heard and held
02/01/2012 (House) Moved committee substitute out of committee
02/06/2012 (House) Do pass: Feige, Dick
02/06/2012 (House) Do not pass: Seaton, Kawasaki
02/06/2012 (House) Amend: P.Wilson, Pruitt
02/06/2012 (House) Referred to Finance Committee
04/15/2012 (House) Bill died when legislature adjourned
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