Vouchers

Voucher bills simply divert public funds away from neighborhood public schools to private institutions or companies and are objectionable for a number of reasons.  Historically in the United States of America, public funds have been used for the common good and when they are appropriated to inure to the benefit of private citizens it is deemed as immoral and inappropriate.

Voucher bills that are introduced in the 85th Texas Legislature will be listed below.  Click on the bill number to read the bill and to track bill activity. Click on the name of the author to find out more about them:

Senate Bills

SB 3 (Taylor, L.)- SB 3 is a voucher bill that includes both an education savings account (ESA) and an insurance premium tax credit.  Click here to find out more about SB 3.

SB 542 (Bettencourt)- SB 542 is a voucher bill that provides for a credit against an entity’s insurance premium tax liability.  Click here to find out more about SB 542.

House Bills

 HB 1184 (Bohac) – HB 1184 is the companion bill to SB 542.  It provies for a credit against an entity’s insruance premium tax liability.  Click here to find out more about HB 1184.

HB 1335 (Simmons) – HB 1335 is a voucher bill that provides an education savings account (ESA) for students with a disability.  Click here to find out more about HB 1335.

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For more information contact Dr. Charles Luke at charlesluke43@gmail.com or by phone at 940-768-8594.