The House Finance and Tax Subcommittee on Thursday gave its approval to the proposed expansion of the state school voucher program.
The bill will likely cruise through the House. But is a showdown with the Senate looming?
Senate President Don Gaetz has said the proposal won't pass in his chamber unless lawmakers require scholarship students to take the state tests.
The House proposal makes no mention of the assessments. And after Thursday's meeting, Subcommittee Chairman Ritch Workman said he had no intention of adding that language to the bill.
"I don't think it's necessary," Workman said.