SB 601 the “new HB 999”

Soon, lawmakers will be voting on SB 601, which seems like it is replacing HB 999 as there were some “issues” with both some wording regarding homeschool as well as an outside interest group mailing an aggressive flyer that didn’t sit well with the speaker of the house. This may save it.

This legislation would expand school choice options.

Here is what SB 601 will do:

  • SB 601 – This legislation would create an education savings account.
  • The bill would provide each student with $6,000.
  • The parent then could decide how to use these funds. They could be used on private school tuition, therapies, homeschooling materials and more.
  • The student must be enrolled in a public school for at least 6 weeks.

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Tuesday, March 15, is Crossover Day, meaning that if a bill does not pass at least one chamber, it will not proceed to the other chamber, and it dies and will not be revisited until next year.

Monday, April 4, is Sine Die, the final day of this year’s legislative session.