Table: 2005 School Choice Legislation
|2005 School Choice Legislation|
|Arizona||Senate Bill 1176
Vetoed. Negotiations continue.
|Corporate-tax-credit scholarships worth $3,500 each in first year, capped at $5 million total in first year.|
|House Bill 2625
Passed in House. Failed in Senate.
|School vouchers for every student wanting to use them.|
|Indiana||Senate Bill 281, House Bill 1009
Failed in House committee.
|Similar bills providing vouchers for students in low-achieving schools; amounts based on private school tuition or per-student spending in district, whichever is less. A plan passed expanding tuition tax credits for students who attend private schools.|
|Missouri||House Bill 639
Failed to receive floor vote.
Corporate and individual tax-credit scholarships worth up to $4,000 for about
10,000 students who have 1.9 or lower grade-point averages, have been removed
schools, whose parents have been incarcerated, or who meet poverty guidelines.
|Ohio||House Bill 66
Senate, House voucher plans passed in each chamber’s budget blueprint; plans may be merged in final state budget.
|House would provide vouchers of $4,000 to $5,000 for about 18,000 students in some 30 low-rated districts; would expand Cleveland vouchers into 11th and 12th grades. Senate would offer $4,200 to $5,000 vouchers to about 10,000 students in some 70 low-rated schools; raises Cleveland vouchers to $3,450 in all grades.|
|South Carolina||House Bill 3652
Amended and tabled.
|Tuition tax credits for families enrolling students in private schools and corporate-ax-credit scholarships, both proposed by Gov. Mark Sanford for use in private schools.|
|Texas||House Bill 1263
Failed in floor vote.
|A pilot school choice program to offer vouchers in urban districts.|
|Utah||House Bill 249
Passed. Signed into law in March.
|Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships, worth up to $5,700 each, for students with disabilities.|
|SOURCE: Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, Alliance for School Choice, Ohio Federation of Teachers, Missouri Coalition for School Choice, and Education Week|
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