One of the few remaining bills on the House calendar this morning was HB 670a, Rep. Bob Nonini's bill to give $10 million a year in tax credits to individuals and corporations who donated money to be used as scholarships for K-12 private schools.
When the House attempted to take up consideration of the measure, House Tax Chairman Dennis Lake, (R-Blackfoot) objected arguing that because the bill incorporates a tax credit, it should have been vetted by the House Revenue & Taxation Committee.
Shortly thereafter, the House recessed for a closed-door majority caucus. In a final act before the House adjourned sine die, the bill was returned to the House Education Committee, at Nonini’s request, effectively killing the bill for this session. In his final comments regarding the legislation, the sponsor told House members that he will continue to work on this and may bring it back again next year.