DENVER, Colo. - Senator Kevin Lundberg's (R-Berthoud) bill to encourage school choice - SB 15-045 – passed out of the Senate Education committee today on a party line vote.
It will now move on to the Senate Finance and Appropriations committees before going to the Senate floor for a full vote.
Senate Bill 15-045 establishes a tax credit for parents who enroll their children in private school or choose to homeschool them. This tax credit is nonrefundable, but can be carried forward for three years.
"Colorado taxpayers pay the cost of education whether their children are enrolled in the public school system or not," said Senator Lundberg. "This bill goes a long way in letting their tax dollars follow their students and makes a private or home school education a more realistic option for parents, regardless of their income."
Senator Kevin Lundberg represents Colorado Senate District 15, which includes Loveland, Berthoud, Estes Park, Red Feather Lakes, Wellington, and all of Larimer County outside of Fort Collins. Senator Lundberg serves as the Assistant Majority Leader and is the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.