Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and eligibility requirements. (SB1365)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 21 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon), Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

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. The provisions of this bill shall apply to taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2019, but before January 1, 2024.   Amends § 58.1-439.25, § 58.1-439.28, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/19/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101348D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1365)
01/29/2019Reported from Finance (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2019Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/11/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (10-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/2019Passed House with amendment (52-Y 45-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (52-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House amendment agreed to by Senate (21-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House amendment agreed to by Senate (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Enrolled
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1365ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1365ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/26/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 808 (effective 7/1/19)
03/26/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)

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