The measure, which passed 35-12 Friday, is designed to pave the way for more businesses to take advantage of the tax credit and to make it easier for more people to use them. It also makes pre-kindergarten students eligible.
State Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta Democrat, calls the measure a back door voucher bill that would hurt public schools. But state Sen. Eric Johnson, a Savannah Republican, says it allows for the private citizens and businesses to invest in education.
The bill already has passed the House. It now heads to the governor