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2009 Senate Bill 38: Tax break for public schools contributions
  1. Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on January 27, 2009, to authorize an income tax credit of $100 for a single filer, or $200 for joint filers, for contributions to certain nonprofit “education foundations” that give money to public schools, including charter schools. For trusts the credit could be up to $5,000.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 27, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on January 13, 2010, to extend the proposed tax credit to donations to education foundations that give money to private, denominational, and parochial schools as well as public schools, but only for "nonessential supplies and assistance". The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 13, 2010.
  2. Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on January 19, 2010, to authorize an income tax credit of $50 for a single filer, $100 for joint filers and $2,500 for trusts, for contributions to nonprofit “education foundations” that give money to public and private schools, but only for "nonessential supplies and assistance".
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on January 19, 2010.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 19, 2010.

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