H.R.4062 - Illegal Alien Educational Impact Aid Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49] (Introduced 09/12/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Economic and Educational|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/27/1996 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (09/12/1996)
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4062 Introduced in House (IH)] 104th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4062 To authorize appropriations to reimburse States for costs of educating certain illegal alien students. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 12, 1996 Mr. Bilbray (for himself, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Herger, Mr. Moorhead, Mr. Riggs, Mr. Bono, Mr. Packard, Mr. McKeon, Mrs. Seastrand, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Baker of California, Mr. Calvert, and Mr. Dreier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To authorize appropriations to reimburse States for costs of educating certain illegal alien students. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Illegal Alien Educational Impact Aid Act of 1996''. SEC. 2. REIMBURSEMENT OF STATES FOR CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL COSTS FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN STUDENTS. (a) Grants to States.--From the amount appropriated pursuant to subsection (e), subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, the Secretary of Education shall provide for payment to each eligible State (as defined in subsection (b)) for reimbursable costs (as defined in subsection (c)). (b) Eligible States.--In order for a State to be eligible for payment under this section, the State shall provide the Secretary of Education with-- (1) such information as the Secretary may require to compute the amount of payment to the State under this section, and (2) assurances that such payments shall be used only for the purpose of reimbursing local educational agencies for reimbursable costs. (c) Reimbursable Costs Defined.--For purposes of this section, the term ``reimbursable costs'' means, with respect to a State, costs incurred by local educational agencies in the State in providing a free public education (as mandated by Federal law) to eligible illegal alien students (as defined in subsection (d)(1)) who have been identified to the Secretary of Education in a form and manner specified by the Secretary. (d) Eligible Illegal Alien Students.-- (1) In general.--For purposes of this section, the term ``eligible illegal alien student'' means an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States and is enrolled in a public school of a local educational agency in a State in an elementary or secondary school level as of September 30, 1996, but only so long as such alien remains enrolled at a public school of such local educational agency within such school level. (2) School levels defined.--For purposes of this subsection, there shall be 2 school levels: (A) The elementary school level, consisting of kindergarten through the 6th grade. (B) The secondary school level, consisting of the 7th through 12th grades. (e) Amount of Payment.-- (1) In general.--The amount of payment to an eligible State for a fiscal year under this section is the amount appropriated pursuant to subsection (f) for the fiscal year multiplied by the ratio of-- (A) the product of-- (i) the average number determined under paragraph (2)(A) for the State and the fiscal year involved, and (ii) the average expenditures determined under paragraph (2)(B) for the State and fiscal year involved; to (B) the sum of the products under subparagraph (A) for all eligible States for the fiscal year. (2) Determinations.--The Secretary of Education shall determine for each eligible State before the beginning of each fiscal year-- (A) the average number of eligible illegal alien students in the State for any school day during the school year ending during the fiscal year, and (B) the average per pupil expenditures for public education benefits in the State for such school year, as determined based on statistics of the National Center for Education Statistics relating to expenditure per pupil in average daily attendance in public elementary and secondary schools. (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year (beginning with fiscal year 1998) such sums as may be required to make grants under this section. (g) State Defined.--In this section, the term ``State'' has the meaning given such term in section 101(a)(36) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. <all>