Education improvement scholarships tax credit; pre-kindergarten eligibility. (SB1427)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Educational Improvement Scholarships tax credit; pre-kindergarten eligibility. Expands the educational improvement scholarships tax credit program by including as eligible scholarship recipients children enrolled in or attending nonpublic pre-kindergarten programs. The maximum annual scholarship that a child enrolled in or attending a nonpublic pre-kindergarten program will receive is the lesser of the child's actual educational expenses or the state share of the grant per child under the Virginia Preschool Initiative for the locality in which the child resides. Under current law, tax credits are awarded to individuals and businesses making donations to nonprofit scholarship foundations using the donated funds to award scholarships to certain students in grades K-12 attending nonpublic schools. Eligible scholarship recipients are students in grades K-12 with a finalized individualized education program (IEP) in place or whose annual household income is not in excess of 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The bill defines an eligible pre-kindergarten child as a child who is (i) a resident of Virginia, (ii) an at-risk four-year-old unserved by Head Start programs, and (iii) enrolled in or attending a nonpublic pre-kindergarten program. In addition, the family of the child (a) cannot have annual household income in excess of 300 percent of the current poverty guidelines or 400 percent of such guidelines if an IEP has been written and finalized for the child, (b) must be homeless as defined in 42 U.S.C. 11302, or (c) must include parents or guardians of the child who are school dropouts. The bill defines a nonpublic pre-kindergarten program as a preschool program designed for child development and kindergarten preparation (1) that complies with nonpublic school accreditation requirements administered by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) or (2) that is participating in Virginia Quality (a partnership between the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Office of Early Childhood Development of the Department of Social Services) with a current designation of at least Level 3 under such rating system. The bill includes several other curriculum and administrative requirements that must be met by a nonpublic pre-kindergarten program in order for children attending the program to be eligible to receive scholarships under the tax credit program. Under the bill, VCPE or the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation will certify nonpublic pre-kindergarten programs meeting such curriculum and administrative requirements. Amends § 58.1-439.25, § 58.1-439.28, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103988D
01/12/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1427)
01/31/2017Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Placed on Calendar
02/06/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
02/07/2017Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
02/08/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
02/13/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO.

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon): SENATE BILL 1459, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE WITH SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS.

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE. IT THE BUTTE OWE SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO.

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): 1473, REPORT FROM COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR WITH AMENDMENTS.

[Unknown]: THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR SASLAW.

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield): MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO.

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield): SENATE BILL 1479, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 1483 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY. THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK. THE QUESTION IS --. MR. PRESIDENT. YES. SENATOR FROM SOUTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. YES. COULD SENATE BILL 800 ON PAGE 9 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BY FOR THE DAY. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 800 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BY FOR THE DAY. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE SENATE BILLS BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO THEIR THIRD READING. THAT IS ALL BILLS EXCEPT FOR 800 ON PAGE 9. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE BILLS ARE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO THEIR THIRD READING. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, ALL OF THOSE BILLS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SENATE BILL 800 ON PAGE 9, ARE NOW ON THE THIRD READING, SO I WOULD RESPECTFULLY MOVE THAT ALL OF THE UNCONTESTED BILLS ON THE THIRD READING ON PAGES 8 THROUGH 17, INCLUDING SENATE BILL 1551 THROUGH SENATE 1483 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SENATE BILL 800 ON PAGE 9 THAT THE RULES OF THE SENATE BE SUSPENDED AND THAT THE THIRD CONSTITUTIONAL READING OF THE TITLES BE DISPENSED WITH.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE RULES BE SUSPENDED AND THE THIRD READING OF THE TITLES OF THE BILLS BE DISPENSED WITH? ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): AYES 14, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE READING OF THE TITLES IS DISPENSED WITH. THE BILLS ARE NOW BEFORE THE SENATE ON FINAL PASSAGE. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NOARMT. THANK YOU, MR.MENT. I WOULD NOW MOVE THAT ALL THE SENATE BILLS ON THE THIRD READING ON THE UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, INCLUDING ALL SENATE BILLS ON PAGES 8 THROUGH 17, WHICH WOULD BE SENATE BILL 1551 THROUGH SENATE BILL 1483 BE PLACED ON THE FINAL PASSAGE IN THE BLOCK. ANY SENATOR WHO MAY DESIRE TO REMOVE A BILL FROM THE BLOCK SHOULD PLEASE DO SO AFTER THE CLERK HAS READ THE NUMBER OF THAT BILL AND ONCE AGAIN, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT WOULD EXCLUDE SENATE BILL 800 ON PAGE 9, AND I WOULD RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT SENATE BILL 982 ON PAGE 10 BE REMOVED FROM THAT BLOCK, SIR. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE SENATE BILLS NOW ON THE UNCONTESTED CALENDAR THIRD READING, PAGES 8 THROUGH 17, SENATE BILL 1551, THROUGH SENATE BILL 1483 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SENATE BILL 80982 BE PLACED UPON THEIR FINAL PASSAGE IN THE BLOCK WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY SENATOR DESIRING A BILL REMOVED FROM THE BLOCK WOULD DO SO AFTER THE CLERK HAS READ THE NUMBER OF THE BILL. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE BILLS ARE BEFORE US IN THE BLOCK. THE CLERK WILL PLEASE READ THE NUMBER OF THE BILLS. SENATE BILL 1551, SENATE BILL 839. EXCUSE ME, MADAM CLERK. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON. MR. PRESIDENT, COULD SENATE BILL 1551 PLEASE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 1551 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 839, SENATE BILL 889, SENATE BILL 966, SENATE BILL 1060, SENATE BILL 1118, SENATE BILL 1165, SENATE BILL 1168, SENATE BILL 1182, SENATE BILL 1193, SENATE BILL 1300. MR. PRESIDENT. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON. COULD SENATE BILL 1300 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 1300 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 1322, SENATE BILL 1324, SENATE BILL 1418. MR. PRESIDENT.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1963.