HARRISBURG – Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin applauded passage of two bills he prime sponsored that continues to prioritize the role of parents and families and give more flexibility to students pursuing college degrees without incurring unnecessary debt. Senate Bill 931 excludes pandemic stimulus payments from a household’s income when determining eligibility for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. Senate Bill 932 revises the definition of “school-related fees” so that students can use EITC and OSTC scholarships toward dual enrollment programs. This option gives Pennsylvania’s next generation of professionals the flexibility to pursue college degrees or access career training while minimizing excessive student loan debt. Both bills have advanced to the state House for consideration.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN