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District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

District of Columbia College Access Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

District of Columbia College Access Act

Short Titles as Introduced

District of Columbia College Access Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

District of Columbia College Access Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

District of Columbia College Access Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To establish a program to afford high school graduates from the District of Columbia the benefits of in-State tuition at State colleges and universities outside the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (10)

Date
11/12/1999Became Public Law No: 106-98. (TXT | PDF)
11/12/1999Signed by President.
11/03/1999Presented to President.
11/01/1999Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.(consideration: CR H11170-11176)
10/19/1999Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/09/1999Committee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Thompson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 106-154. Additional views filed.
05/24/1999Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3465-3466)
05/24/1999Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
05/24/1999Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Government Reform. H. Rept. 106-158, Part I.
03/04/1999Introduced in House

All Actions (39)

Date Chamber
11/12/1999Became Public Law No: 106-98. (TXT | PDF)
11/12/1999Signed by President.
11/03/1999HousePresented to President.
11/01/1999-4:27pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/01/1999-4:27pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H11170-11176)
11/01/1999-3:51pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on agreeing to the Senate amendment to H.R. 974.
11/01/1999-3:51pmHouseMr. Davis (VA) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
10/20/1999SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/19/1999SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
10/19/1999SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
10/19/1999SenateS.Amdt.2317 Amendment SP 2317 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/19/1999SenateAmendment SP 2317 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/19/1999SenateS.Amdt.2317 Proposed by Senator Specter for Senator Thompson. To permit the Mayor to prioritize the making or amount of tuition and fee payments based on the income and need of eligible students, to include historically Black colleges and universities in the definition of schools eligible to participate in the program, and for other purposes.
10/19/1999SenateAmendment SP 2317 proposed by Senator Specter for Senator Thompson.
10/19/1999SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S12851-12853; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S12851-12853)
09/09/1999SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 275.
09/09/1999SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Thompson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 106-154. Additional views filed.
Action By: Committee on Governmental Affairs
08/03/1999SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Governmental Affairs
06/24/1999SenateSubcommittee on Oversight of Government Management. Hearings held.
Action By: Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia
06/21/1999SenateReferred to Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management.
Action By: Committee on Governmental Affairs
05/27/1999SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
05/24/1999-2:32pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/24/1999-2:32pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3465-3466)
05/24/1999-2:08pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 974.
05/24/1999-2:08pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3465-3469)
05/24/1999-2:08pmHouseMr. Davis (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/24/1999HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 88.
05/24/1999HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
05/24/1999HouseHouse Committee on Ways and Means Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than May 24, 1999.
05/24/1999HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Government Reform. H. Rept. 106-158, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform
05/19/1999HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform
05/19/1999HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform
04/15/1999HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Government Reform Subcommittee on District of Columbia
04/15/1999HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Government Reform Subcommittee on District of Columbia
03/18/1999HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on District of Columbia.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform
03/04/1999HouseReferred to House Ways and Means
03/04/1999HouseReferred to House Government Reform
03/04/1999HouseReferred to the Committee on Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/04/1999HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Government Reform03/04/1999 Referred to
05/19/1999 Markup by
05/24/1999 Reported by H. Rept. 106-158
House Government Reform Subcommittee on District of Columbia03/18/1999 Referred to
04/15/1999 Markup by
04/15/1999 Reported by
House Ways and Means03/04/1999 Referred to
05/24/1999 Discharged from
Senate Governmental Affairs05/27/1999 Referred to
08/03/1999 Markup by
09/09/1999 Reported by S. Rept. 106-154
Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia06/21/1999 Referred to
06/24/1999 Hearings by

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Latest Summary (5)

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Passed Senate amended (10/19/1999)

District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 - Directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia to award grants to eligible public institutions of higher education in Maryland or Virginia (or outside such States if specified conditions are met) that enroll eligible District of Columbia students to pay the difference between in-State and out-of-State tuition and fees on behalf of such students. Limits a student to an award of not more than $10,000 per year, and a total of not more than $50,000. Requires the Mayor to prorate award payments for eligible part-time students.

Provides a formula for the ratable reduction of such payments if the funds appropriated under this Act for any fiscal year are insufficient to meet such limitations. Allows the Mayor to adjust the reduction based on: (1) the financial need of the eligible students to avoid undue hardship to them; or (2) undue administrative burdens on the Mayor. Authorizes the Mayor, also, to prioritize the making or amount of tuition and fee payments based on the income and need of eligible students.

Authorizes the Mayor, if it would be more efficient, to enter into a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement with another public or private entity to administer the program. Requires the Secretary of Education to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement that describes the manner in which the Mayor shall consult with the Secretary with respect to program administration and any technical or other assistance the Secretary shall provide. Requires the Mayor to report annually to Congress on the number of eligible students attending each eligible institution and the amount of the grant awards (including any ratable reductions) paid to those institutions on behalf of such students, and the progress in obtaining recognized academic credentials of the cohort of eligible students for each year.

Requires the Comptroller General to: (1) monitor the effect of the program on educational opportunities for eligible students; (2) analyze whether eligible students had difficulty gaining admission to eligible institutions because of any preference afforded in-State residents by eligible institutions; (3) analyze the extent to which there are an insufficient number of eligible institutions to which District students can gain admission, including admission aided by assistance under this Act, due to caps on the number of out-of-State students the institution will enroll, significant barriers imposed by academic entrance requirements, and absence of admission programs benefitting minority students; and (4) assess the impact of the program assisted under this Act on enrollment of the University of the District of Columbia (University). Requires reports to Congress and the Mayor.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and for each of the five succeeding fiscal years.

(Sec. 4) Authorizes the Secretary of Education to provide financial assistance to the University for each fiscal year to enable it to carry out activities authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and each of the five succeeding fiscal years.

(Sec. 5) Requires the Mayor to award grants, on behalf of an eligible student, to: (1) an eligible private, nonprofit, associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution whose main campus is located in the District, in the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, or Fairfax, or the counties of Arlington or Fairfax, Virginia, or in the counties of Montgomery or Prince George's, Maryland; or (2) a private historically Black college or university whose main campus is located in Maryland or Virginia.

Limits a student to an award of not more than $2,500 per year and a total of not more than $12,500. Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and each of the five succeeding fiscal years.

(Sec. 6) Requires the Secretary of Education to arrange for the assignment of an individual to serve as an adviser to the Mayor with respect to the programs assisted under this Act.

Limits fiscal year administrative expenses for public and private school programs under this Act to seven percent of funds made available.

Subjects each of such programs to audit and other review by the Inspector General of the Department of Education in the same manner as programs are audited and reviewed under the Inspector General Act of 1978.