House Bill 344: Creates a Tax Credit for Special Education Expenses

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House Bill 344: Creates a Tax Credit for Special Education Expenses
Sponsors:
Representatives Paul Stam, Shirley Randleman, Jonathan Jordan, Bert Jones, Marilyn Avila, Glen Bradley, Bill Cook, Jimmy Dixon, Nelson Dollar, Bill Faison, Charles Graham, Mark Hilton, Pat Hurley, Dan Ingle, Carolyn Justice, Wm. C. "Bill" McGee, Tim Moffitt, Tim Moore, Tom Murry, Ray Rapp, Efton Sager, Ruth Samuelson, and Harry Warren
Summary:

This homeschool bill would create a tax credit for a homeschool child with a disability for the expense of special education and related services not to exceed $3,000 per semester. To be eligible, the child must have spent at least two semesters in a public school where the child was determined to have a disability requiring an individualized education plan (IEP). For the initial eligibility for the credit, the child must have been enrolled in public school during the preceding two semesters.

HSLDA's Position:

This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

3/14/2011     (House)     Filed
3/15/2011     (House)     Passed first reading
3/15/2011     (House)     Referred to the Education Committee, if favorable, then to the Finance Committee
4/26/2011     (House)     Favorable report
4/26/2011     (House)     Re-referred to Finance Committee
6/03/2011     (House)     Committee substitute favorably reported
6/03/2011     (House)     Re-referred to Appropriations Committee
6/07/2011     (House)     Committee substitute favorably reported
6/07/2011     (House)     Placed on House calendar for 6/7/11
6/07/2011     (House)     Amendment 1 adopted 65-48
6/07/2011     (House)     Amendment 2 failed 46-63
6/07/2011     (House)     Amendment 3 adopted 102-12
6/07/2011     (House)     Passed second reading 73-39
6/07/2011     (House)     Passed third reading
6/08/2011     (Senate)     Received from House
6/08/2011     (Senate)     Passed first reading
6/08/2011     (Senate)     Referred to the Education/Higher Education Committee, if favorable, then to the Appropriations/Base Budget Committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Reported favorably out of committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Re-referred to Appropriations/Base Budget Committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Withdrawn from committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Re-referred to Finance Committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Withdrawn from committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Re-referred to Appropriations/Base Budget Committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Committee substitute favorably reported out of committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Committee substitute adopted
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Re-referred to Finance Committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Withdrawn from committee
6/14/2011     (Senate)     Re-referred to Appropriations/Base Budget Committee
6/15/2011     (Senate)     Withdrawn from committee
6/15/2011     (Senate)     Re-referred to Finance Committee
6/15/2011     (Senate)     Favorably reported out of committee
6/15/2011     (Senate)     Passed second reading 44-5
6/15/2011     (Senate)     Passed third reading
6/15/2011     (House)     Bill received to concur on Senate committee substitute
6/15/2011     (House)     Placed on House calendar for 6/16/11
6/16/2011     (House)     House concurred in Senate committee substitute
6/17/2011     Ratified
6/20/2011     Presented to Governor on 6/20/11
7/01/2011     Became law without Governor's signature

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