Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and requirements for disabled students. (HB221)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and eligibility requirements for students with a disability. Broadens eligibility criteria for students with a disability to include students with an Individualized Instructional Plan (IIP) attending a school for students with a disability licensed by the Department of Education and accredited by an agency approved by Virginia Council of Private Education. Under current law, only students who have obtained an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may meet the criteria for the Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits program. The remaining criteria for students with a disability (residence in Virginia and family household income not more than 400 percent of the poverty level) would continue to apply regardless of whether the student had an IIP or an IEP. The bill increases the scholarship amount available for an eligible student with a disability from 100 percent to 300 percent of the per-pupil amount distributed to the local school division as the state's share of the standards of quality costs. Amends § 58.1-439.25, § 58.1-439.28, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102141D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2018Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB221)
02/01/2018Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Finance