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Scorecard 2020

HB 20-1125: Eligible Educator Supplies Tax Credit

Bill Summary:

Currently, under the federal educator expense deduction, an eligible educator can claim a deduction, not to exceed $250, for the purchase of school supplies and certain professional development courses. The bill creates a state income tax credit for an eligible educator for the purchase of school supplies that qualify for the deduction that exceeds $250 but are less than $750. The amount of the credit that exceeds the educator's income taxes is refunded to the educator.

CEA Position Rationale: The bill is in line with our commitment to getting more money into educators' pockets and finding creative revenue strings to help with the inadequate funding educators face.
Legislative Priorities: Prioritize Working Families and Union Values, Attract and Retain High Quality Educators and Improve Educator Workload, Increase Funding and Resources to Public Education and Educators
Tier: 2

CEA Supported

House Status: Fail
Final Status: Postpone Indefinitely

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House Votes:

Benavidez, AdrienneDemocratDistrict 32Anti-Education Vote
Bird, ShannonDemocratDistrict 35Pro-Education Vote
Bockenfeld, RodRepublicanDistrict 56Pro-Education Vote
Gray, MattDemocratDistrict 33Pro-Education Vote
Herod, LeslieDemocratDistrict 8Pro-Education Vote
Kraft-Tharp, TracyDemocratDistrict 29Pro-Education Vote
Rich, JaniceRepublicanDistrict 55Pro-Education Vote
Sandridge, ShaneRepublicanDistrict 14Pro-Education Vote
Snyder, MarcDemocratDistrict 18Pro-Education Vote
Sullivan, TomDemocratDistrict 37Pro-Education Vote