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West Virginia education bill sent to committee

By Steven Allen Adams, The Inter-Mountain

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates moved Friday to send a bill it passed the day before creating education savings accounts to the House Finance Committee after concerns about its price tag.

House Majority Leader Amy Summers, R-Taylor, moved to have the House reconsider its vote Thursday on House Bill 2013, creating the Hope Scholarship. In another motion, the bill was sent to the House Finance Committee for review.

“The intent would be to send the bill back to Finance, have them review all the fiscal data so that we can proceed as if fiscally responsible and then bring that back to the floor,” Summers said. “It comes back on second reading. We could advance it to third, take the vote again and repass the bill.”

HB 2013 would give parents the option to use a portion of their per-pupil expenditure from the School Aid Formula for educational expenses, such as private school tuition, home tutoring, learning aids and other acceptable expenses.

To read more: https://www.theintermountain.com/news/local-news/2021/02/education-bill-sent-to-committee/

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