Senate Bill 414: Creates "South Carolina Educational Opportunity Act"

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Last Updated: June 7, 2012
Senate Bill 414: Creates "South Carolina Educational Opportunity Act"
Sponsors:
Senators Larry Grooms, Glenn McConnell, Robert Ford, W. Greg Ryberg, Kevin Bryant, Chip Campsen III, Tom Davis, Michael Fair, Michael Rose, Phillip Shoopman, Danny Verdin, David Thomas, and Lee Bright
Summary:

This is a companion bill to House Bill 3407. This bill would become known as the “South Carolina Educational Opportunity Act.” While homeschools would not participate in the scholarship program that would be established, a parent or guardian of a 5-year-old or a child enrolled in public school the previous year would be eligible for a tax credit up to $1,000 for instruction-related expenses. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year this tax credit would continue for these students being homeschooled.

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

01/20/2011     (Senate)     Introduced and read for the first time
01/20/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Education Committee
06/07/2012     (Senate)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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