Senate Bill 145
116th Congress(2019-2020)
CHOICE Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 16, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 16, 2019
Latest Action
Jan 16, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
145
Congress
116
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
Nebraska
Indiana
Mississippi
Arkansas
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act or the CHOICE Act

This bill expands school choice programs for elementary and secondary school students.

The bill

  • requires, to qualify for an opportunity scholarship, that a student in the District of Columbia be currently enrolled, or be enrolled for the next school year, in a public or private elementary or secondary school (opportunity scholarships are provided to low-income District students to enable them to attend a participating private school of their choice);
  • permits states that have established programs allowing the parents of disabled children to use public or private funds for assistance with the cost of their children attending a private school to supplement those funds with federal special education funds; and
  • authorizes grants to support the design and initial implementation of state programs that allow the parents of a disabled child to choose the appropriate public or private school for their child.

The Department of Defense must carry out a five-year pilot program to award scholarships to enable military dependent students who live on military installations to attend the public or private elementary or secondary schools their parents choose.

Text (1)
January 16, 2019
Actions (2)
01/16/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
01/16/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 17, 2019 5:40:11 AM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 2:37:23 PM