Table: 2005 School Choice Legislation

June 07, 2005 1 min read

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2005 School Choice Legislation

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.

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.

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 from public
schools, whose parents have been incarcerated, or who meet poverty guidelines.

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.

House Bill 1263

Failed in floor vote.

A pilot school choice program to offer vouchers in urban districts.

House Bill 249

Passed. Signed into law in March.

Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships, worth up to $5,700 each, for students with disabilities.