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2/7/2011 10:21:11 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Colorado--Correction: Hearing at 1:30

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Colorado--Correction: Hearing at 1:30

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

On Friday we sent an e-lert about the hearing today on tax credits. In
the e-lert we mentioned an evening hearing. To clarify, the hearing is
scheduled for today, Monday, February 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. We
apologize for the error.

If passed, this bill would provide for income tax credit for parents
who remove their children from public school in order to homeschool
them or enroll them in a private school. The hearing is scheduled for
1:30 PM in the House Education Committee, Room 0112 (in the basement
of the Capitol building, between the elevators). Longtime
homeschooling activist and supporter Treon Goosen will also be
attending to testify in support of the bill and would greatly
appreciate the company as well!

ACTION REQUESTED

Whether or not you want to speak please attend the hearing today to
show your support. Come to Room 0112 in person in the Capitol
building by 1:15 PM to sign up for a speaking slot (there will be a
clip board with a sign up sheet). You must sign up in order to
testify.

BACKGROUND

The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit for
income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2012, that allows
any taxpayer who decides to homeschool a qualified child to claim an
income tax credit of either $1,000 or $500. Although the bill does
require that the child must have been enrolled in the public school
the previous school year, this bill is a starting place for nonpublic
educational tax credits. HSLDA hopes it can be expanded in the future
to include more families. Tax credits are not considered government
money and thus carry virtually no risk of increased regulation on
homeschooling. The bill will assist families who wish to escape from
public schools be better able to choose homeschooling instead of
enrollment in virtual public school programs.

HSLDA appreciates the bill's sponsor's motivation in seeking to
provide greater educational freedom for Colorado citizens.
Thank you for standing with us for homeschool freedoms!

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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