The Finance Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss HB 1295 Wednesday morning, February 25.
HB 1295 is a common sense bill that provides for an income tax credit that would save Colorado tens of millions of dollars by giving parents more choices in education. The bill provides a tax credit for families who transition their children from enrollment in a public school program to either a full-time homeschool or private school program. For homeschoolers the $1,000 nonrefundable per student tax credit is available for new homeschoolers whose child is educated “pursuant to section 22-33-104 (2) (i), C.R.S., or taught at home under the supervision of a private school.”
The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) both support the bill and are asking Colorado residents to contact the following Finance Committee Representatives:
If your last name begins with A-L call the first 5 representatives. If your last name begins with M-Z call the last 6 representatives (6-11).
1. Representative Joel Judd, Chair
2. Representative Debbie Benefield, Vice-Chair
3. Representative Brian DelGrosso
4. Representative K. Jerry Frangas
5. Representative Cheri Gerou
6. Representative Daniel Kagan
7. Representative John Kefalas
8. Representative Jeanne Labuda
9. Representative Ellen Roberts
10. Representative Ken Summers
11. Representative Spencer Swalm
This bill does not provide tax credits for current home or private schooling, but is a step in that direction. That is why HSLDA and CHEC are asking all homeschoolers to support this bill.
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