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2/19/2010 5:14:59 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Colorado: Calls Needed to Expand Homeschooling and Parental Education Choice

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

February 19, 2010

Colorado: Calls Needed to Expand Homeschooling
and Parental Education Choice in Colorado

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The Finance Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives is
scheduled to discuss HB 1295 Wednesday morning, February 25.

HB 1295 is a common sense bill that provides for an income tax credit
that would save Colorado tens of millions of dollars by giving parents
more choices in education. The bill provides a tax credit for
families who transition their children from enrollment in a public
school program to either a full-time homeschool or private school
program. For homeschoolers the $1,000 nonrefundable per student tax
credit is available for new homeschoolers whose child is educated
"pursuant to section 22-33-104 (2) (i), C.R.S., or taught at home
under the supervision of a private school." To learn more about the
bill please visit our bill page at .


We are asking you to contact members of the Finance Committee by
Tuesday to ask them to pass this bill which will create significant
saving for Colorado and encourage private education and school choice.
Because this is a bill that affects all parents in Colorado it is not
necessary that you identify yourself as a homeschooler.

Give the members of the committee the following message in your own

"HB 1295 is a common sense bill that will save Colorado a lot of money
and give parents more options when it comes to making educational
decisions for their children. The bill could save tens of millions of
dollars of state expenditures at a time when Colorado is facing
serious fiscal crises, while at the same time empowering parents with
more tools to educate their children. With per student savings of
$3,500 for new private school students and $7,000 for new homeschooled
students, savings would likely result in tens of millions of dollars
in the state budget. This is good for Colorado taxpayers and parents
. Please vote to pass HB 1295."

Finance Committee information is below. If your last name begins with
A-L call the first 5 representatives. If your last name begins with
M-Z call the last 6 representatives (6-11).

Representative Joel Judd, Chair
(303) 866-2925

Representative Debbie Benefield, Vice-Chair
(303) 866-2950

Representative Brian DelGrosso
(303) 866-2947

Representative K. Jerry Frangas
(303) 866-2954

Representative Cheri Gerou
(303) 866-2582

Representative Daniel Kagan
(303) 866-2921

Representative John Kefalas
(303) 866-4569

Representative Jeanne Labuda
(303) 866-2966

Representative Ellen Roberts
(303) 866-2914

Representative Ken Summers
(303) 866-2927

Representative Spencer Swalm
(303) 866-5510

Thank you for taking action to improve parental choice in education!


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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