On Thursday, March 23rd, the House Education Committee will hold a hearing on expanding the tax credit scholarship program. This program is a “neovoucher” in that it functions as a voucher but is structured as a “scholarship” to avoid being deemed unconstitutional when the funding goes to religious schools. This bill was originally scheduled to be heard in the House K-12 Education Budget Committee but on Wednesday, March 22nd was scheduled for a hearing March 23rd. At this point we aren’t expecting this bill to pass out of committee. Here is Game On’s written testimony.
Here is the corrected fiscal note which includes a summary of what the bill actually does: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/fisc_note_hb2374_00_0000.pdf.
Here is a link to the bill: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/hb2374_00_0000.pdf.