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Key Votes

H 503 - Scholarships for Drug-Free Students - Key Vote

Idaho Key Votes

Pete Nielsen, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Scholarships for Drug-Free Students

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Key to the Future Scholarship pilot program that awards students who meet or exceed specific academic criteria and remain drug, alcohol, and tobacco free with scholarships.

- Requires a student to remain alcohol, drug, and tobacco free for the entire calendar year, and for the duration of the student's high school years (Sec. 1). - Requires students to be in the eleventh grade on or after September 1, 2009 to be eligible for the scholarship (Sec. 1). - Establishes that a guilty plea or withheld judgment for any offense related to drugs, alcohol or tobacco be the same as failing a drug test for the purposes of this program (Sec. 1). - Establishes that any student who is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or receives a withheld judgment for any offense related to drugs, alcohol or tobacco during the student's postsecondary education years forfeit any future use of the scholarship (Sec. 1). - Allows students to reapply annually, but requires that they disclose if they have been convicted of, pled guilty to, or received a withheld judgment for any offense related to drugs, alcohol or tobacco in the past 12 months (Sec. 1). - Requires a school district to apply to the state board of education to be a selected district for the scholarship program (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Scholarships for Drug-Free Students


  • Sharon L. Block (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
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