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From the ECS State Policy Database
Choice of Schools--Vouchers


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State Status/Date Level Summary
NCSigned into law 07/2014P-12Special Education Scholarships for Children With Disabilities
H.B. 712
Sections 1-7: Modifies an existing scholarship program to create a special education scholarship for children with disabilities. Allows recipients to be reimbursed up to $3,000 per semester for: (1) tuition costs if the student receives special education servi...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program
S.B. 31
Requires the department to annually provide a printed report on implementation of the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program to each individual legislator and each legislative committee. Clarifies and expands elements that must be included in ...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Private Donations on Behalf of Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Scholarship Students
S.B. 656
Authorizes any public or private entity, including a nonprofit organization, to make a donation to any participating school for a student receiving a Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence scholarship. Authorizes private businesses, industry, foundati...

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LASigned into law 05/2014P-12School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities
H.B. 1228
Extends eligibility for the School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities to a student who has a plan other than individual education plan or services plan, that has been created by the nonpublic school the student will attend, and that clea...

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OKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Revenue and Taxation Relating to the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act effective date.
H.B. 2643
For any taxpayer who makes a contribution to an eligible scholarship-granting organization and makes a written commitment to contribute the same amount for two additional consecutive years
the credit is to be equal to 75% of the total amount of the contributi...

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AZSigned into law 05/2014P-12School Tuition Organization Grant and Empowerment Scholarship Account Requirements
H.B. 2328
School Tuition Organization Eligibility: Eliminates some of the eligibility requirements displaced or disabled pupils must meet for a School Tuition Organization (STO) scholarship or grant, including requirements that students attend a public school prior to a...

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KSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program
H.B. 2506
Sections 56-61 (pages 31-35): Creates the Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program to provide full or partial scholarships (up to $8,000) to at-risk, low-income students in elementary and secondary grades to attend participating private schools. ...

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WISigned into law 04/2014P-12Private Schools Seeking to Participate in Parental Choice Program
S.B. 584
Requires new private schools seeking to participate in the parental choice program to provide a statement of intent and an agreement to comply with requirements. Previous law had required a private school participating in a parental choice program to maintain ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Carson Smith Scholarship Application Deadline
S.B. 240
Amends Carson Smith Scholarship application procedures to clarify that for a full-year scholarship, a parent must apply by August 15 of the school year for which the student would receive the scholarship. Allows the state board to waive the full-year scholarsh...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Children with Disabilities Scholarship Grants
H.B. 269
Creates special education scholarship grants for children with disabilities and establishes eligibility requirements. Requires the scholarship grant to be no more than $3,000 per semester per student. Services provided in a home school setting or services prov...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Opportunity Scholarships
S.B. 402
Creates scholarship grants (grants) for nonpublic school tuition for students who meet certain criteria and income threshold requirements. The State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) will be responsible for administration of the program, with grants first ...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Private schools in Parental Choice Program
Act 20 - Sections: 1855r, 1856w, , 1872m, 1875d,
and 9134(6q)
Requires private schools that participate in the parental choice program to be and remain accredited.
http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lfb/publications/budget/2013-15%20Budget/Documents/Act%2020/dpi.pdf...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Amends Parental Choice Programs
Act 20 - Sections: 1840, 1843, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1871, and 1873
Under current law, two separate but substantially similar sections of the statutes govern the Milwaukee parental choice program [s. 119.23] and the parental choice program for eligible school districts [s. 118.60] under which the Racine program currently opera...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12
S.B. 1363
Expands Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) eligibility and funding to include kindergarteners. An Empowerment Scholarship Account provides options for parents to freely choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance from the state...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program Accountability System
H.B. 242
Authorizes the state superintendent of education to make adjustments to the numeric performance targets and thresholds in the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program accountability system. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=85698...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12Choice Scholarships eligibility and requirements
H.B. 1003
Provides that a taxpayer may carry forward a School Scholarship Income Tax Credit for a taxable year that begins after December 31, 2012. Starting FY 2014, fiscal year cap applied to the tax credit increases from $5 M to $10 M. Specifies eligibility standards ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013P-12Accountability Act of 2013, provides for creation of innovative K-12 schools, flexibility contracts between local boards of education and the State Board of Education, and authorize State Board of Education to promulgate rules, Failing Schools Income Tax Credit Account, established, Act 2013-64, 2013 Reg. Sess., am'd.
H.B. 658
Amends definition of a failing school for purposes of Educational Scholarships to include one that does not exclusively serve a special population of students and, until June 1, 2017,has beenlistedthree or more times during the then-most recent six yearsin...

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GASigned into law 05/2013P-12Eligibility for Special Needs Scholarship
H.B. 70
Authorizes state board of Education to require a local board, on a case-by-case basis, to expedite the development of an Individualized Education Program and to waive the requirement that a student have been enrolled in a Georgia public school in the prior sch...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Empowerment Scholarship Accounts; Fraud Prevention.
H.B. 2458
Outlines fraud prevention policies for the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) regarding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) and makes other ESA changes.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/1r/laws/0175.pdf...

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PASigned into law 07/2012P-12Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program
H.B. 0761
Modifies tax code to provide the means for low- and moderate-income students (185% of poverty) who reside in the attendance boundary of a low-achieving school, to apply for an opportunity scholarship to attend a participating public or private school. Funds ma...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Pilot Program
S.B. 316 - Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Pilot Program
Extends eligibility for an EdChoice Scholarship to a student outside Cleveland who is enrolled in a nonpublic school at the time the state board grants the school a charter under 3301.16 (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3301.16) and the school meets the eligibility ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Cleveland Voucher Program
S.B. 316 - Cleveland Voucher Program
Requires Cleveland pilot project scholarship (voucher) students' performance data to be disaggregated, among other factors, by grade level (previously required disaggregation by "age"). Page 113 of 592: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_SB_316...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Programs
S.B. 316 - Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Programs
Each time a child's district completes evaluation for a child with a disability or undertakes the development, review, or revision of the child's IEP, requires the district to notify the child's parent about both the autism scholarship program and the Jon Pete...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12EdChoice Vouchers in 2012-13
S.B. 316 - EdChoice Vouchers in 2012-13
Directs the department to conduct a second Educational Choice Scholarship application period for the 2012-2013 school year to award scholarships to eligible students who were enrolled in a nonpublic school in the 2011-2012 school year that was granted a charte...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Special Education Task Force and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 3090
Creates the Rethinking Special Education Competency and Transition Task Force. The task force will focus on improved educational services and outcomes and meaningful postsecondary transition plans. Topics for study also include how special education services c...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12School Choice Pilot Program for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 911
Creates a permanent program out of the two-year School Choice Pilot Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities. The program is designed for students with various disabilities, including autism, a mental disability, emotional disturbance, developmental ...

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MSSigned into law 05/2012P-12Screening and Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia
H.B. 1031
Establishes the Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship For Students With Dyslexia program. Outlines student eligibility requirements for receipt of a scholarship and the term of the scholarship. Stipulates the obligations of parents, students and schools and...

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VASigned into law 05/2012P-12Educational Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits
H.B. 321
Establishes a credit beginning in taxable year 2012 for corporations donating cash or property to nonprofit organizations providing education improvement scholarships to students who would have been eligible for the free and reduced lunch program under federal...

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AZSigned into law 05/2012P-12Arizona Empowerment Scholarship
H.B. 2622
Requires that a parent or guardian sign a contract to participate in an Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account if he/she does not plan to enroll the child in a public, private or charter school or a homeschool; Broadens the definition of a qualified student b...

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GAVetoed 05/2012P-12Scholarship Program for Special Needs Students
H.B. 181
Specifies the language school systems must use to notify parents of a child's potential eligibility for a Georgia Special Needs Scholarship. Requires the student's resident school system to ensure the parent of a student with a disability is provided such noti...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12School Choice and Voucher Program
H.B. 976
Expands the current choice program, Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, beyond schools in the New Orleans district to students statewide who meet eligibility requirements. Provides scholarships to eligible students to attend public and non...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Education Improvement Scholarships
S.B. 131
Establishes a credit beginning in taxable year 2013 for individuals, business entities, and corporations making monetary donations to nonprofit organizations providing education improvement scholarships to students whose family's annual household income is not...

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WISigned into law 04/2012P-12Parental Choice Program - Limits Participation of School Districts
S.B. 174
Closing the parental choice program for eligible school districts to additional school districts. Provides that no school district that has not already qualified as an
eligible school district may qualify as an eligible school district after the effective dat...

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INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Certified Scholarship Program Eligibility.
S.B. 296
Provides that an individual is eligible for a scholarship from a scholarship program that is certified by the department of education if the student received a scholarship in a preceding school year, including a school year that does not immediately precede a ...

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INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Nonpublic to Public Student Records Transfer, Charter Start-up Grants
H.B. 1189
Requires an accredited nonpublic school to provide sufficient verbal information to permit a requesting school to which a child transfers to make an appropriate placement decision when the parent of the child is in breach of a contract that conditions release ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Study of Programs/Initiatives to Assist Students At Risk of Academic Failure
S.B. 151
Directs the education interim committee to conduct a study of programs and initiatives to assist students at risk of academic failure, including a study of:
(1) The Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs program to determine whether program...

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WISigned into law 02/2012P-12Timelines for Application to Nonresident Schools
S.B. 2 - Choice of Schools Provision
This portion of S.B. 2 establishes timelines for student application to nonresident school and for schools to respond to students making the requests. Moves the timeline for application to attend a nonresident school from February to the last weekday in April...

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WISigned into law 11/2011P-12Changes to the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Choice Program for Eligible School Districts
S.B. 234
Requires private schools participating in either the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program or the Choice Program for Eligible School districts to report family information to the Department of Public Instruction. Family income data is then to be verified by the De...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Background Checks at Certain Schools
H.B. 153 - Background Checks at Certain Schools
Requires that staff at a nonpublic school participating in the Jon Peterson special needs scholarship program or at a college-preparatory boarding school undergo criminal background checks. Permits the chief administrator of a registered private provider parti...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Educational Choice Scholarship Pilot Program
H.B. 153 - Educational Choice Scholarship Pilot Program
Amends various provisions of the Educational Choice Scholarship Pilot Program (voucher for students in low-performing schools, not Cleveland voucher). Increases total number of students who may participate from 14,000 annually to 30,000 in the 2011-12 school y...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Autism Scholarship Program
H.B. 153 - Autism Scholarship Program
Specifies that the services provided under the scholarship must include an educational component. Pages 74-77 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_153_EN_part2.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
H.B. 153 - Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Establishes the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, effective with the 2012-13 school year, for K-12 students with disabilities to attend either (1) a registered private provider (i.e., a nonpublic school or other nonpublic entity that has been reg...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Cleveland Voucher Program
H.B. 153 - Cleveland Voucher Program
Makes changes to the "pilot project scholarship program" (Cleveland voucher program). Expands eligibility to new applicants through grade 12 (previously new students only accepted through grade 8). Increases scholarship amount effective fiscal year 2012. Pages...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Parental Rights and Special Education
H.B. 153 - Parental Rights and Special Education
Directs the department of education to develop a document that compares a parent's and child's rights under Chapter 3323 of the Ohio code and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) with the parent's and child's rights under the Jon Pete...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 06/2011P-12Charter School Requirements and Tuition
S.B. 82
Permits the state board of education to grant charter status to all applicants that meet the requirements (removing quota of 20 schools during charter pilot begun in 2003). Requires that the state pay tuition for each pupil attending a chartered public school ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Expands Eligibility for the John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program
H.B. 1329
Expands eligibility for the John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program to students with disabilities who have 504 accommodation plan issued under federal law (previously the only students eligible were those with an individual educationa...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Expands Definition of Failing School for Purposes of Student Eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship Program
H.B. 1331
From House of Representatives Staff Analysis: Expands the definition of a failing school for purposes of student eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) (Created in 1999 as part of a broad education reform package known as the A+ Plan; Design...

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WISigned into law 06/2011P-12Parental Choice Program
A.B. 40 (Act 32) - Budget Bill
Appropriates funding for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and choice programs in other eligible school districts (the latter is an expansion). Section 2532m. (118.60 of the statutes) is created to address parental choice programs for eligible schoo...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Amends Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 1744
Parents requesting a Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities must make their request no later than December 1 of the school year during which the scholarship is requested. Removes the date of April 1 by which the school district must no...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Vouchers
H.B. 1003
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 organ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Empowerment Scholarship
S.B. 1553
Amends Title 15, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding chapter 19 creating a "scholarship account" program providing options for K-12 students with disabilities to attend private schools. Designates the expenses which can be applied to the account and rules appl...

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PASigned into law 11/2010P-12Tuitioning for Students from Districts Under Fiscal Distress
S.B. 441 - Amending Section 1607
Not a traditional voucher, but does provide tuition for students to attend school in another district under a tuition arrangement. From the fiscal note: Authorizes tuition for students in small district that are currently under fiscal district to designated di...

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WISigned into law 06/2010P-12Voucher Programs
A.B. 75
Requires the governing board of every private school participating in the Milwaukee parental choice program to adopt pupil academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography and history. Requires a school participating in the Milwaukee ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program
H.B. 3393
Creates the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program. Provide a scholarship to a private school of choice for students with disabilities for whom an individualized education program (IEP) in accordance with the Individuals with ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program Revisions
H.B. 1505 - Sec. 1
Revises provisions relating to John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; authorizes the commissioner of education to deny, suspend, or revoke private school's participation in the scholarship program if owner or operator of such school...

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GAVetoed 06/2010P-12Middle School and Academic Instruction per Day
H.B. 907
Revises and clarifies language relating to the organization of schools serving grades 6, 7 and/or 8. Provides that schools serving any of those grades qualify for the middle school program for students. Eliminates provision that for students not performing on ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12School Grades
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 6, 29
Amends the formula for calculating school grades to include end-of-course (EOC) assessments taken by middle school students and middle school student attainment of industry certification. Provides that student performance on statewide assessments determine sch...

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VTto governor 05/2010P-12Incentives for District Mergers, Study of Tuition Vouchers
H.B. 66 - Two Sections
The first part of this bill relates to incentives for voluntary school district merger, virtual merger, and supervisory union duties. The second part directs the commissioner of education to request the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-...

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GAAdopted 01/2010P-12Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
160-5-1-.34
New Rule 160-5-1-.34 has been adopted, governing the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-5-1-.34.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Data on Voucher Students' Performance
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.0711(K), 3310.15, 3313.976(11), 3313.978(G)
Section 3301.0711(K): Requires private high schools to administer the Ohio graduation tests (regardless of whether they accept voucher students. Participation on grade 3-8 state assessments for non-voucher private school students is still permissive, not manda...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Voucher Program Participation
H.B. 1 - Section 3310.03, 3310.08 and 3310.09
Extends eligibility to participate in the educational choice scholarship pilot program to students outside eligible districts. Specifies eligible students are those in a new building in its second or third year and to which all of the following apply (or who w...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12Special Needs Scholarships Procedures
R277-602
Increases requirements related to notifying parents of students with IEPs about the availability of Carson Smith special needs scholarships to attend eligible private schools. Adds new language requiring eligible private schools that change ownership to submit...

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VTBecame law without governor's signature 07/2009P-12
H.B. 427
Among other things, this act:
Simplifies the statutory divided vote ballot language and requires that the ballot include an explanation of the reasons the vote is divided. (Secs. 6-7)
Permits the electorate of a school district to vote at a special meeti...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
A.B. 75
Requires that a private school participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program adhere to policies that apply to public schools/districts regarding transfer of pupil records (i.e., requires that a private school transfer a pupil's records within five wor...

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GAVetoed 05/2009P-12Vouchers
H.B. 100
Amends provisions regarding educational improvement and taxation of student scholarship organizations. Provides that a student who was eligible for a P-12 private school scholarship at the time an educational scholarship or tuition grant was first received rem...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Special Needs Scholarships
H.B. 425
Modifies provisions of the Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act, which provides funds for a child with a disability to attend a private school. Requires parents of eligible to be notified of the availability of a Carson Smith Scholarsh...

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OHAdopted 03/2009P-12Autism Scholarship Program
OAC 3301-103-01 thru -08
Rescinds and re-establishes rules regarding the Autism Scholarship Program. Relates to application and eligibility; responsibilities of a school district of residence; and application and participation of providers.
3301-103-01 Definitions: http://www.register...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarships
H.B. 653
Expands the Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program by increasing the amount of credits and allowing the use of credits for insurance premium taxes; provides that siblings of certain students or students in foster care are eligible for participation in...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program
H.B. 1347
Creates the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program. Defines "covered district" as one that is found academically in crisis pursuant to R.S. 17:10.6, has had schools transfered to the jurisdiction of the Recovery School District, and is located...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Student w/ Disabilies Policies
H.B. 1313
Relates to charter schools, the Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, postsecondary education, school attendance, and high school graduation requirements; revises the terminology used to identify students with intellectual, emotional, or behavio...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Act
S.B. 10
Enacts the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Act to provide scholarships for public school students with disabilities to attend eligible private schools. Establishes student eligibility requirements and requirements for private schools to participate in the sc...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Education Voucher Program Amendments
H.B. 174
Amends the Parent Choice in Education Program that awards scholarships to students to attend a private school; modifies the criteria for qualifying for a scholarship and the criteria for private schools to enroll scholarship students; modifies provisions relat...

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UTSigned into law 02/2007P-12Parent Choice in Education program
H.B. 148, H.B. 174
Establishes the state school voucher program, which provides scholarships for students to attend a private school; specifies criteria for qualifying for a scholarship; specifies criteria for private schools to enroll scholarship students; specifies the amount,...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Amends Educational Choice Scholarship Pilot Program
H.B. 79 -- Section Sec.3310.02,
Sets a number of 14,000 scholarships and amends priorities for distribution, particularly for when the applications exceed the number of available scholarships. Amendments focus on eligibility of students in low-performing schools. See full text for details (a...

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AZVetoed 06/2006P-12Tuition Tax Credits
S.B. 1071
Relates to school tuition organization tax credits; provides a limit a taxpayer may contribute to a school tuition organization; provides that a school tuition organization shall not request preapproval; provides that approval shall not be given to requests th...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Tuition Grants for At Risk and Foster Children
S.B. 1164
Establishes the displaced pupils choice grant program under which each custodian of a qualifying pupil who completes an application for a grant shall receive a grant for tuition and educational fees; provides that a pupil is eligible to receive the grant if th...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 2676
Establishes a funded state program of scholarships for pupils with disabilities; provides such students with the option of attending or receiving a scholarship to any qualified school of the pupil's choice; provides that notwithstanding prescribed enrollment p...

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CTSigned into law 06/2006P-12Tax Credits for Donations to Nonpublic Schools
S.B. 378
Relates to tax credits for donations of computer equipment to nonpublic schools; provides that any business firm may apply for such tax credit. Public Act No. 145...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Finance
H.B. 867 - Section 20 (a) through (f)
Directs the commissioner of education to work with education administrators to study the actual costs of providing services to elementary and secondary pupils and, on or before January 30, 2007, to make a recommendation to the general assembly regarding weight...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12High School Tuitioning
H.B. 867 - Section 28
Provides that, notwithstanding the restrictions of 16 V.S.A. 822(c), a town school district which is a member of a union school district and which has historically paid tuition for resident grade 7–12 students attending public and independent schools outside...

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WIVetoed 04/2006P-12Number of Eligible Voucher Students
A.B. 3
Relates to the number of pupils eligible to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program regarding entry into private schools. Bill: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2005/data/acts/05enAB0003.pdf
Amendment memo: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2005/data/lc_am...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Modifies Carson Smith Scholarship Program
H.B. 351
Modifies the State System of Public Education Code by amending provisions of the Carson Smith Scholarship Program; modifies scholarship qualification provisions; requires notification to parents or guardians of the availability of scholarships; modifies eligib...

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WISigned into law 03/2006P-12Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP)
Act. No. 125
Under current law, the number of pupils who may attend a private school under the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) is capped at 15 percent of the enrollment of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). If in any school year there are more spaces available in...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 03/2006P-12Corporate Income Tax Credit for Schools
S.B. 1499
Creates a corporate income tax credit for contributions made to an school tuition organization (STO) for educational scholarships and tuition grants to low-income children. This credit is annually capped at $5 million starting FY 2006-2007.

In 1997, the Legi...

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OHAdopted 02/2006P-12Educational Choice Scholarship Pilot Program
OAC 3301-35-01 thru -07, -09 thru -14
The purpose of these rules is to prescribe procedures for the administration and implementation of the educational choice scholarship pilot program established by the general assembly in section 3310.16 of the Revised Code. The program shall pay scholarships f...

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WIVetoed 09/2005P-12Pupils Eligible for Milwaukee Parental Choice
H.B. 3
An Act to amend 119.23 (2) (b), relating to: the number of pupils eligible to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. This bill eliminates the 15 percent cap for the 2005-06 school year. The bill provides that the number of pupils who attend priv...

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WIVetoed 05/2005P-12Cap on Milwaukee Vouchers
AB 3
Under current law, the number of pupils who may attend a private school under the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is capped at 15 percent of the enrollment of the Milwaukee Public Schools (approximately 15,000 pupils). If in any school year there are more sp...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Math and Science Teacher Scholarships
S.B. 138
Allows the board of education of any school district, any teacher of mathematics, science, physics, chemistry or biology, and a business firm to enter a partnership agreement under which such business firm agrees to employ such teacher in a position that requi...

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AZVetoed 03/2005P-12Tax Credits
H.B. 2379
After December 31, 2005, allows a taxpayer to deduct from his/her tax penalty any amount of voluntary cash contributions up to $10,000 made by the taxpayer to a school tuition organization, and a portion of contributions of $10,000 or more. Prohibits the depar...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships
H.B. 249
Creates a program to award scholarships to students with disabilities who attend a private school. Specifies criteria for qualifying for a scholarship; specifies criteria for private schools to enroll scholarship students; specifies the amount, timing, and for...

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WIEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Financial Reporting Requirements
PI 35
Establishes emergency rules regarding financial reporting requirements under the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. WISCONSIN REG 20410 (SN)...

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NHSigned into law 06/2004P-12School Choice Committee
H.B. 727
Establishes a committee to study the issue of school choice in New Hampshire any issue relating to school choice which it deems relevant. Requires the committee to report its findings and recommendations by November 30, 2004. http://gencourt.state.nh.us/legis...

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WIAssembly Sustained Governor's Veto 05/2004P-12Parental Choice Program
A.B. 259
Relates to eligibility for participation in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. (Governor vetoed in November 2003; veto sustained in May 2004)...

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IAVetoed 05/2004P-12Tax Credits
S.F. 2295
Allows individual income tax credits for contributions made to certain school tuition organizations and including an applicability date provision. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&hbill=SF2295...

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COSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
College Opportunity Fund Program
S.B. 189
Establishes the College Opportunity Fund Program; requires each state and private institution of higher education which does not receive loan services through the Colorado Student Loan Program to pay an implementation fee and an on going disbursement fee; spec...

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UTVetoed 03/2004P-12Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships
H.B. 115
Creates a program to award scholarships to students with disabilities who attend a private school; specifies criteria for qualifying for a scholarship; specifies criteria for private schools to enroll scholarship students; specifies the amount, timing, and for...

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WIVetoed 03/2004P-12Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Amendments
A.B. 836
Requires a private school participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program to conduct a criminal background check on each new employee and all existing employees; requires a private school to submit a copy of the school's certificate of occupancy issued ...

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WISigned into law 03/2004P-12Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
A.B. 847
Relate the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program; requires a private school to conduct a criminal background check on all persons employed as instructional staff; requires a private school to submit to the Department of Public Instruction a copy of the school's ce...

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WIVetoed 11/2003P-12Parental Choice Program
A.B. 260
Extends the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program to all private schools in Milwaukee County....

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WIVetoed 11/2003P-12Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Study
A.B. 126
Directs the Legislative Audit Bureau to administer a study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program....

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WIVetoed 11/2003P-12Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Income Limit
A.B. 472
Relates to the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program income limit. (Governor vetoed in November 2003; Assembly sustained veto in May 2004)...

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OHSigned into law 06/2003P-12Appropriations Bill
H.B. 95
Funding Formula:

Eliminates the requirement that the General Assembly recalculate the base funding amount every six years.

Eliminates school districts ability to calculate their student enrollment on a three year rolling basis.

Requires the Department to de...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Opportunity Contract Pilot Program Eligibility
H.B. 1369
Modifies the eligibility criteria for children in grades 1 through 3 for purposes of the "Colorado Opportunity Contract Pilot Program" (HB03-1160) to require a child to have been continuously attending a public school during the previous school year and has be...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Opportunity Contract Pilot Program
H.B. 1160
Establishes the "Colorado Opportunity Contract Pilot Program" beginning in the '04-'05 school year, which requires school districts with eight or more low or unsatisfactory schools to allow eligible students to attend a participating nonpublic school under the...

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LASigned into law 06/2002P-12Income Tax Credits for Child Care and Educational Costs
H.B. 238
Revises the individual income tax credit for child care expenses and educational costs....

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COSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Income Tax Credit for Gifts to Colorado Institute of Technology
H.B. 1059
Concerns modifications to the state income tax credit available to Colorado taxpayers who make monetary contributions to the Colorado Institute of Technology; clarifies the amount of the credit that may be claimed; requires submission of certain documentation ...

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CARejected by voters 11/2000P-12Education Voucher Program
V. 25
PROPOSITION 38 Amends State Constitution. Authorizes State-funded $ 4000-per-pupil annual payments to qualifying private and religious schools as grants for new enrollees, and partial grants for children enrolled in private schools before the measure's approva...

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MIRejected by voters 11/2000P-12Voucher Initiative
V. 1
A proposed amendment to the Michigan constitution to provide for guaranteed school funding, teacher testing, and school choice. The amendment would alter Article VIII, Section 2 and create a new article VIII, Section 10. ...

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CAOn 11/07/2000 ballot 06/2000P-12Voucher Program for Private Schools
V. 25
INITIATIVE 844; Authorizes state-funded $ 4000-per-pupil annual payments to qualifying private and religious schools as grants for new enrollees, and partial grants for children enrolled in private schools before the measure's approval. Permits legislature to ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Income Tax Credits for Preschool
H.B. 2226
Relates to individual income tax credits for tuition paid for preschool for children with disabilities; defines "handicapped" student as a student who is hearing impaired, visually impaired, preschool moderately delayed, preschool severely delayed, and presch...

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