SB 380 by Sen. Wesley Bishop would give public money to low-performing students who improve their performance. He told the House Education Committee it addressed students who scored low (17, 18, 19) on the American College Test who maintained at least a 3.2 grade point average through their first 60 hours, with an amendment that was adopted, where they could have the last 60 hours qualify for a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students. They number 47 across the state. He said it was a more expansive version of SB 394 by Sen. Bodi White, which applied to community college graduates.
Sen. Neil Riser wondered whether this could invite fraud. He said a younger-looking person could go with a voter, then cast the actual vote, thereby voting multiple times. Hunter conceded this could happen, but didn’t know whether anybody would.