Reaching Higher NH has received many questions about the evolution of SB 193, the statewide voucher bill, in regards to where it began and how it has changed over the past year. Here, we break it down in an infographic that illustrates the bill and its various revisions. Click on the infographic to enlarge on desktops. Double tap or stretch to enlarge on touch screens.
This infographic includes five main versions, though there have been other amendments that have either been rejected by the House (one failed amendment would have required every private school that receives the state scholarship funding to comply to state and federal anti-discrimination laws) or had relatively minor tweaks.
The bill is currently in a House Finance Division II subcommittee. The subcommittee is scheduled to meet on April 17, 2018, and is expected to vote on the bill, they will then send it to the House Finance Committee.
There, the full committee may retain the bill to work on it further or choose to vote on it. If they vote to recommend its passage or failure, it will move to the full House for a vote.
If the committee chooses to retain the bill, they will have the summer to work on it. If they do not act, the bill will be killed.
Read more about the bill with our policy briefs on each version:
- Amendment to statewide voucher bill increases financial burden on districts, according to Reaching Higher NH analysis
- Analysis finds that SB 193 may disadvantage students with disabilities
- Reaching Higher NH Analysis on SB 193 finds Disproportionate Impact on Cities and Property-Poor Districts
- Analysis finds that new provisions in voucher bill could complicate implementation
- SB 193: Analysis of Potential Impact on Tax Rates in Rural New Hampshire
- Proposed voucher bill could cost districts millions in state funding
- More Coverage