SB 1224 updates the ESA statute to ensure greater transparency, education, and administration of the program, as well as benefit to students. Specifically, the program ensures ESA funds are reported in separate budget line items, closes accounts not utilized in three years, requires development and publication of an ESA handbook and an appeals process, allows for purchase of supplemental materials, and continues participation for Indian students at nearby schools bordering states.
Bill Status: 03/20/20 Signed by Governor
03/12/20 Passed House Third Read (31-27-2)
03/12/20 Passed House Committee of the Whole
03/12/20 Passed House Rules
03/11/20 Passed House Appropriations Committee (7-4)
03/03/20 House Second Read
03/02/20 House First Read
02/26/20 Passed Senate Third Read (16-14)
02/26/20 Passed Senate Committee of the Whole
02/10/20 Passed Senate Rules
02/04/20 Passed Senate Education Committee (6-3)
01/27/20 Senate Second Read
01/23/20 Senate First Read
Introduced Version Here.
Senate Engrossed Version Here.
Chaptered Version Here.