Supporters of an education tax credit program on Monday urged lawmakers to approve the measure.

Senate Bill 407, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, and House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, could be heard on the House floor this week. If approved, it would return to the Senate for consideration of amendments or go to a conference committee.

The measure allows those who donate to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund for private schools or foundations supporting public schools to reduce their tax liability. It would raise the cap on total tax credits to $30 million from $5 million.

Raising the cap means thousands of additional students would have access to the program, Echols said.

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