The bill is part of Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to save lottery-funded programs — including the college scholarships and the state's prekindergarten program — from going broke. The GOP-backed legislation, introduced a week ago, is sailing through the statehouse.
It passed 152-22 on Tuesday and goes to the Senate for a vote.
While Democrats have expressed concerns that the bill is moving too quickly, legislative leaders say Georgia families need to know how the scholarship will change as soon as possible. The bill would cut the scholarships to 90 percent for all but the brightest students and eliminate paying for books, fees and remedial classes.