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HB 389 - Establishes School Choice Program for Children with Disabilities - Virginia Key Vote

Manoli Loupassi voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (52-47) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (20-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes School Choice Program for Children with Disabilities

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a school choice program for parents of children with disabilities.

Highlights:
  • Establishes parental choice education savings accounts for individuals who transfer their children with disabilities out of the resident public school division (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires a resident school division to appropriate 90 percent of special education per pupil funds to a parental choice education savings account (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual with a parental choice education savings account to use funds for items including, but not limited to, the following items (Sec. 1):
    • Tuition, fees, or required textbooks at a qualified private school;
    • Tutoring services, curriculum, or extracurricular activities;
    • A national standardized achievement test; and
    • Educational therapies or services.
  • Requires an individual seeking a parental choice education savings account to apply to the resident school division by April 1 of the preceding school year (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a resident school division to approve or deny an application for a parental choice education savings account no later than May 15 following the application request date (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that funds in a parental choice education savings account do not constitute taxable income (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (53-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes School Choice Program for Children with Disabilities

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a school choice program for parents of children with disabilities.

Highlights:
  • Establishes parental choice education savings accounts for individuals who transfer their children with disabilities out of the resident public school division (Sec. 1). 
  • Authorizes an individual with a parental choice education savings account to use funds for items including, but not limited to, the following items (Sec. 1):
    • Tuition, fees, or required textbooks at a qualified private school;
    • Tutoring services, curriculum, or extracurricular activities;
    • A national standardized achievement test; and
    • Educational therapies or services.
  • Requires an individual seeking a parental choice education savings account to apply to the resident school division by April 1 of the preceding school year (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a resident school division to approve or deny an application for a parental choice education savings account no later than May 15 following the application request date (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that funds in a parental choice education savings account do not constitute taxable income (Sec. 1).
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 (House) -

Title: Establishes School Choice Program for Children with Disabilities

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