Senate Bill 2514: Changes HOPE Scholarship Requirements

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Last Updated: May 1, 2012
Senate Bill 2514: Changes HOPE Scholarship Requirements
Sponsors:
Senator Dolores R. Gresham
Summary:

This is a companion bill to House Bill 2649. Current law permits homeschool graduates to be eligible for a HOPE scholarship if they score the same as public school graduates on college admission tests, i.e., a 21 on the ACT and 980 on the SAT. These bills would require homeschool graduates to score at least 23 on the ACT and 1070 on the SAT in order to be eligible for the scholarship beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. There is no justification for this blatant discrimination against homeschoolers.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/17/2012     (Senate)     Filed for introduction
01/19/2012     (Senate)     Introduced
01/19/2012     (Senate)     Passed first consideration
01/23/2012     (Senate)     Passed second consideration and referred to Education Committee
02/08/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Education Committee calendar for 2/15/2012
02/15/2012     (Senate)     Action deferred in Education Committee to 2/22/2012
02/15/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Education Committee calendar for 2/22/2012
02/22/2012     (Senate)     Action deferred in Education Committee to 2/29/2012
02/22/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Education Committee calendar for 2/29/2012
02/29/2012     (Senate)     Action deferred in Education Committee to 3/7/2012
02/29/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Education Committee calendar for 3/7/2012
03/07/2012     (Senate)     Recommended for passage with amendment and referred to Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
03/14/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Finance, Ways, and Means Committee for 3/20/2012
03/20/2012     (Senate)     Action deferred in Finance, Ways, and Means Committee to 3/27/2012
03/21/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 3/27/2012
03/27/2012     (Senate)     Recommended for passage 9-2 with amendment and referred to Calendar Committee
04/05/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Senate regular calendar for 4/9/2012
04/09/2012     (Senate)     Reset on Senate regular calendar for 4/12/2012
04/10/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Senate regular calendar for 4/12/2012
04/12/2012     (Senate)     Reset on Senate regular calendar for 4/16/2012
04/12/2012     (Senate)     Placed on Senate regular calendar for 4/16/2012
04/16/2012     (Senate)     Amendments 1, 2, and 3 adopted
04/16/2012     (Senate)     Amendment 4 tabled
04/16/2012     (Senate)     Passed Senate as amended 20-10
04/17/2012     (House)     Received from Senate, held on House desk
05/01/2012     (House)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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