SB 1243 Va. Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established, definitions, report, effective clause.
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Summary as introduced:
Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts established. Permits the parent of a public preschool, elementary, or secondary school student who meets certain criteria to apply to the school division in which the student resides for a one-year, renewable Parental Choice Education Savings Account that consists of an amount that is equivalent to a certain percentage of all applicable annual Standards of Quality per pupil state funds appropriated for public school purposes and apportioned to the resident school division in which the student resides, including the per pupil share of state sales tax funding in basic aid and any state per pupil share of special education funding to which the student is eligible. The bill permits the parent to use the moneys in such account for certain education-related expenses of the student, including tuition, deposits, fees, and required textbooks at a private, sectarian or nonsectarian elementary or secondary school or preschool that is located in the Commonwealth and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The bill also contains provisions relating to auditing, rescinding, and reviewing expenses made from such accounts.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102447D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104318D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/03/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17104318D-ES1  pdf

Senate amendments

01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102447D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N)
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104318D-S1
01/26/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/01/17  Senate: Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 5-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Read second time
02/03/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/03/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104318D-S1
02/03/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/03/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1243ES1
02/03/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17104318D-ES1
02/06/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Defeated by Senate (20-Y 20-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Chair votes No