MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Republican-backed bill that would have given charter schools a guaranteed share of public school tax dollars has died in a House appropriations subcommittee.

The House panel refused to add the language to a bill that will set new accountability criteria for Florida charter schools. The amendment for tax dollars failed due to a tie vote, but the overall bill passed.

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Rep. Janet Adkins said she’d try to get the amendment passed again in another committee. It’s unknown how much the funding proposal may cut into school district money.

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A similar bill is awaiting action in the Florida Senate.

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