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HB 1437: The Hope Scholarship Program

GENERAL BILL by Giallombardo

The Hope Scholarship Program; Revises purpose of Hope Scholarship Program; revises program eligibility; provides for use of funds under program; revises term of program scholarship; revises school district, DOE, parent, & nonprofit scholarship-funding organization obligations under program; authorizes payment of scholarship funds by organizations to be made by deposit into student's account; provides that accrued interest in student's account is in addition to awarded funds; provides that program funds include both awarded funds & accrued interest; prohibits student's scholarship award from being reduced for debit card or electronic payment fees.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 House - Died in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/10/2022 House • Filed
    1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    1/16/2022 House • Referred to Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
    • Referred to Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
    • Referred to PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Referred to Education & Employment Committee
    • Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
    3/12/2022 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    3/14/2022 House • Died in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee

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  • HB 1437, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/10/2022 at 12:04 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 506 Hope Scholarship Program Diaz Identical Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    213.053 Confidentiality and information sharing. Page 27 (pdf)
    1002.394 The Family Empowerment Scholarship Program. Page 27 (pdf)
    1002.395 Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Page 31 (pdf)
    1002.40 The Hope Scholarship Program. Page 2 (pdf)

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