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2013 House Bill 4575: Revise college scholarship “promise zone” criteria
Introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on April 17, 2013
To revise a 2008 law authorizing “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) to subsidize college tuition for students in low educational attainment areas, by allowing these authorities to more easily revise the academic performance standards they may or may not require students to meet; and also revise budget-related procedures, details of their board membership, minimum payment amounts and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on April 17, 2013
Reported in the House on June 5, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 18, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2013
Passed 99 to 10 in the House on June 19, 2013.
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To revise a 2008 law authorizing “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) to subsidize college tuition for students in low educational attainment areas, by allowing these authorities to more easily revise the academic performance standards they may or may not require students to meet; and also revise budget-related procedures, details of their board membership, minimum payment amounts, and more. It would also require annual audits of a zone's budget.
Received in the Senate on June 20, 2013
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 20, 2013

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