SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah lawmaker says he may sponsor a bill to allow somene to make a tax-deductible donation to send a failing student to a private school in Utah.
Republican Rep. Carl Wimmer of Herriman told KSL-TV his proposal is different from a voucher bill that was passed in 2007 but repealed by voters.
Wimmer says he is proposing is a scholarship of sorts, with private individuals or groups receiving a tax deduction for any funds they donate.
The deductions would be similar to those taken for charitable or religious contributions.
Wimmer worries his bill will be mistaken for the repealed 2007 voucher program in which state lawmakers would have granted $500 to $3,000 of taxpayer money for each child sent to private school.
Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/