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SCS SB 10 - Special Needs Scholarship Act - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Special Needs Scholarship Act

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (35-16) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (90-84) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Special Needs Scholarship Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides scholarships for disabled children to attend schools outside their resident districts.

Highlights:
- Provides for scholarships by subtracting from state money allotments for public school systems, which would equal the money spent on the child in public school or the cost of tuition for the private school, whichever is less [1(20-2-2115)(a-b)]. - Requires the state to choose which schools are eligible for the program, then each school will be allowed to admit students according to their own standards [1(20-2-2116)(a)]. - Qualifies children with the following disabilities: autism, deaf/blind, emotional and behavioral disorder, intellectual disability, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech-language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment [1(20-2-2113)(b)(2)]. - Allows only those children that attended a public school during the previous school year to be eligible [1(20-2-2113)(b)(3)]. - Includes only students that have an individualized education program as required by special education law to be eligible [1(20-2-2113)(b)(3)]. - Allows disabled students to attend any public or private school, including religious schools [1(20-2-2112)(4)]. - Transfers responsibility to the parent for payment of the scholarship to the school and for the student's transportation to the school [1(20-2-2113)(c)].
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Special Needs Scholarship Act

Sponsors

  • Eric B. Johnson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Ralph T. Hudgens (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chip Rogers (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Schaefer (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Weber (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
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