HB2013 HFIN AMT 3-2


The Committee on Finance moves to amend the title of the bill to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. 2013 -- “A BILL to amend and reenact §18-8-1 and §18-8-1a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9A-25; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §18-31-1, §18-31-2, §18-31-3, §18-31-4, §18-31-5, §18-31-6, §18-31-7, §18-31-8, §18-31-9, §18-31-10, §18-31-11, §18-31-12 and §18-31-13, all relating to establishing the Hope Scholarship Program; creating exemptions from compulsory school attendance requirements under certain conditions;  providing a parent of a prospective kindergarten student the option of applying to the program on his or her child’s behalf; providing funding for the program and the parameters thereof; providing a title for the act and the program; providing definitions; creating the West Virginia Hope Scholarship Board and providing for membership qualifications therein; establishing powers of the board; establishing the application process for the award of Hope Scholarships; creating the West Virginia Hope Scholarship Program Fund and the West Virginia Hope Scholarship Program Expense Fund and the funding mechanisms and parameters therefore; establishing qualifying expenses for Hope Scholarship Accounts; creating a renewal process for accounts; providing for a Hope Scholarship student’s participation in the public school system; providing for administration of accounts; providing for the auditing of the program, suspension of accounts and providers under certain circumstances, and creating a right of appeal; establishing requirements for and rights of education service providers; establishing responsibilities of resident school districts; and providing for legal proceedings and severability.”