ATLANTA (August 20, 2015) | The Senate Preservation of the HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee, chaired by Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta), has announced the dates and times for its first two meetings.
Monday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Tuesday, September 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building
The Senate Preservation of HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee was created under the authority granted by the passage of Senate Resolution 4 during the 2015 legislative session. The Committee was created in response to Senate Resolution 605, a measure that seeks to utilize the state taxation of casino gaming and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing to supplement the funding for the HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Pre-K programs.
The study committee will also work to study the social and economic issues pertaining to those activities. The committee is composed of seven members of the Senate and must report its findings on or before December 1, 2015. The House Study Committee created by passage of HR 827 will also participate in these meetings.
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