May 30, 2013 20:56 School donations bill clears House School donations bill clears House capitol news bureau May 30, 2013 Comments People who donate money to public schools may soon be eligible for a tax break after a vote by the state House of Representatives Wednesday. House Bill 324, sponsored by state Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer, would authorize a tax rebate of up to 75 percent of the donation given to a public school. The law requires that the donations be used by the school for purchasing instructional materials, maintaining tutorial and in-school child care programs and for school-based health clinics. Jefferson said the bill is a tool that encourages people who want to see improved outcomes get involved on public schools. HB324 passed on a 61-34 vote. It heads to the Senate next for further consideration.