The Alabama Senate will "hopefully" vote on the PRICE Act on Tuesday, according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).

Stutts told 1819 News on Friday he was "making sure that I have enough votes for cloture."

"We have enough to pass but counting to be sure we can stop a filibuster," Stutts said. 

Stutts added that "education reform is a three-legged stool expanding charter schools and raising the cap on AAA (Alabama Accountability Act) may be part of the equation but the PRICE Act reaches more children and gives parents control."

"More of the same is okay but doesn't move the needle like real choice and parental control," Stutts told 1819 News.

Senate Bill 202, also known as the Parental Rights in Children's Education (PRICE) Act, would create $6,900 educational savings accounts for parents to use for qualifying education expenses such as private school tuition.

The legislation was amended in the Senate Education Budget Committee, capping the program's expenses at $50 million over the initial three years.

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