This morning, members of the House Education Committee heard public comments only for HB 944, Opportunity Scholarship Act, also known as the school voucher bill.
The time allotted for the hearing today was cut down to one hour from two, prompting Chairman Langdon to declare that a vote on the bill would come sometime in the future, likely next week.
Rep. Rob Bryan laid out the specifics of the updated legislation. The bill would offer $4,200 maximum scholarships to students wishing to attend private schools instead of their local public schools.
Appropriations for the voucher program would be $10 million in the first year, $40 million in the second year, and $50 million every year after. Read More…