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2021 Senate Bill 687: Authorize school choice tax credit and K-12 scholarships
Introduced by Sen. Tom Barrett (R) on October 14, 2021
To authorize a K-12 “student opportunity scholarship program” that would allow individuals and businesses to get a tax credit for contributing to a nonprofit “scholarship organization” that would provide grants to lower income families to pay tuition at a non-pubic school, or pay for other education expenses, services and supplies. Beneficiaries would get individual accounts from which families could draw money for permitted expenses. See also Senate Bill 688.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee on October 14, 2021
Reported in the Senate on October 19, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on October 19, 2021
Referred to the House Education Committee on October 19, 2021
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on November 5, 2021
Received in the Senate on November 9, 2021

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