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House Bill 1003


House Bill 1003

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1003 (Updated April 27, 2011 3:58 pm - DI 84)


School scholarships. Provides a tax deduction for a parent who sends a child to a private school or home schools the child. Increases the school scholarship tax credits that may be awarded for donations to a scholarship granting organization. Prohibits a scholarship granting organization from limiting the availability of scholarships to students of only one participating school. Provides choice scholarships to students in families with income that is not more than 150% percent of the amount required for the individual to qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program to pay the costs of tuition and fees at a public or private elementary school or high school that charges tuition. Requires fair admissions policies for schools eligible for choice scholarships. Requires an eligible school to include certain subjects in the school's curriculum. Limits the number of choice scholarships awarded per school year before June 30, 2013. Limits the choice scholarship granted to a student in grade 1 through 8 to $4,500 per school year. Provides consequences for nonpublic schools who receive: (1) consecutive low category designations for school performance and improvement; and (2) a distribution of choice scholarships. Makes conforming changes.
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