Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and eligibility requirements. (HB2351)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and eligibility requirements; eligible students with a disability. 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, or the actual qualified educational expenses of the student, whichever is less. The bill broadens the definition of "eligible student with a disability" to include any child who is a resident of Virginia for whom an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) has been written and finalized in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In addition, the family household income of the eligible student with a disability who is receiving the scholarship must not exceed 400 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill also provides that an eligible student with a disability may only receive the increased amount of scholarship funds if they attend a school for students with disabilities that (i) is licensed by the Department of Education to serve students with disabilities, (ii) complies with the nonpublic school accreditation requirements of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, (iii) is exempt from taxation under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and (iv) does not receive public funds to supplement the cost of the education of the eligible student with a disability who is receiving the scholarship. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101408D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2351)
01/22/2019Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/28/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (11-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)