House Bill 200: Opportunity Scholarship Companion Bill


State Representative Kyle Koehler recently introduced House Bill 200, a House companion bill to Senator Huffman’s Senate Bill 85. A companion bill is legislation introduced in one legislative chamber that is an identical version of legislation introduced in the other legislative chamber. Having the same bill pending in each chamber allows the House and Senate members the opportunity to work on the issue at the same time.

The bill proposes consolidation of the EdChoice, Income-Based and Cleveland Scholarship programs to create a single, income-based state scholarship called the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship.

The bill will receive its first hearing this afternoon in the House Education and Career Readiness Committee, where Representative Koehler will be giving sponsor testimony.

School Choice Ohio has prepared a fact sheet, FAQ and action alerts for Senate Bill 85/House Bill 200 that are available on our website. Please print and share them with your family, friends and community leaders.

Are you interested in meeting with your legislators to talk about why you support the Opportunity Scholarship? School Choice Ohio can help! Contact Dan Talik, our government affairs director, at 614-223-1555 or dtalik@scohio.org, and he can work to schedule the meetings on your behalf.  

 


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