Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits & elig. requirements for disabled students. (SB869)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (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. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104469D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB869)
01/30/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB869E
02/01/2018Printed as engrossed 18104469D-E
02/02/2018Passed by for the day
02/05/2018Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB869E)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/06/2018Left in Appropriations