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Amendment No. 8 - School Tuition Tax Credit - South Carolina Key Vote

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Title: School Tuition Tax Credit

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment that establishes a tax credit for school tuition for qualifying K-12 students.

Highlights:

- Establishes a tuition tax credit of $1,000 for qualifying students attending public schools when the student is not a resident of the school's district, and for qualifying students attending private schools. - Defines a qualifying student as one whose household income is under 200 percent of the federal poverty level or is physically or mentally handicapped. - Establishes that a student is eligible to transfer to a new school if the student attends or is scheduled to attend a failing school, or if they are determined to be physically or mentally handicapped. - Requires schools that receive transfer students to administer the Palmetto Achievement or equivalent test and to publicly disclose the aggregate grade level results of the test.

NOTE: A LEGISLATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

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