Originally Sent: 1/16/2014
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HSLDA staff attorney Mike Donnelly helps protect homeschool freedom in your community.
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Dear Colorado Members and Friends,
Last week, Senator Kevin Lundberg introduced Senate Bill (“SB”) 33 to provide an income tax credit for families with children being homeschooled or enrolled in a private school. The bill would create an income tax credit of up to $1,000 to parents who are homeschooling their children. This bill provides much-needed relief for homeschool families bearing the double burden of paying taxes to support public schools in addition to paying the full expenses of their own homeschooling.
The State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on SB 33 on January 22, 2014. Your support is needed to help this bill move through the legislature.
If you are able, please consider attending the hearing and giving testimony to support SB 33.
The hearing will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and will be located in Senate Committee Room (SCR) 353 of Colorado State Capitol Building, 200 E Colfax Ave., Denver, CO.
If you plan to testify, you can simply sign up on a sheet on the table in the committee room and you will be called to testify at the appropriate time. You will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and explain why you are in favor of the bill.
Even if you are unable to attend the hearing, please contact the members of the committee and give them the following messages in your own words:
“I am calling to support SB 33. This bill provides an income tax credit for homeschool and private school students that will help Colorado families provide for the education of our children. This tax credit allows parents to invest in educational opportunities for their children and removes financial barriers for Colorado families. Please vote in favor of SB 33.”
You can contact the members of the committee using the following contact information:
Senator Jessie Ulibarri (Chairman)
Senator Matt Jones (Vice-Chairman)
Senator Irene Aguilar
Senator Ted Harvey
Senator Bernie Herpin
Thank you for all you do in defense of freedom for families in the great state of Colorado!
Very truly yours,
Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney
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