NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal that seeks to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has been amended to delay the plan for a year.
The amended legislation received a favorable vote in the House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday. The committee can only give a positive or negative recommendation.
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The original legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville is similar to a measure Republican Gov. Bill Haslam proposed last year that failed.
It sought to open eligibility to low-income students in districts that have a school in the bottom 5 percent.
Haslam’s proposal was approved in the Senate last year, but the House version was unsuccessful because it sought to expand eligibility.
The companion to Dunn’s bill passed the Senate on Monday.
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