Text: H.R.692 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.R. 692 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 692

To amend subpart 2 of part J of title X of the Elementary and Secondary 
   Education Act of 1965 to make improvements to the rural education 
                          achievement program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 14, 2001

 Mr. Osborne (for himself, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Baldacci, 
   Mr. Phelps, Mr. Petri, Mr. Boehlert, Mrs. Emerson, and Mr. Thune) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                      Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend subpart 2 of part J of title X of the Elementary and Secondary 
   Education Act of 1965 to make improvements to the rural education 
                          achievement program.

    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 ``Rural Education Initiative 
Amendments Act of 2001''.

SEC. 2. RURAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE.

    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 10973 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8292) is 
amended by striking ``62,5000,000 for fiscal year 2001'' and inserting 
``$150,000,000 for fiscal year 2002 and such sums as may be necessary 
for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years''.
    (b) Formula Grant Program.--Section 10974 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8293) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``to carry out local 
        activities authorized in part A of title I, section 2210(b), 
        section 3134, or section 4116'' and inserting ``to support 
        local or statewide education reform efforts intended to improve 
        the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school 
        students and the quality of instruction provided to such 
        students''.
            (2) in subsection (b)(2), by inserting ``, except that the 
        Secretary may waive the School Locale Code requirement of this 
        paragraph if the Secretary determines, based on certification 
        provided by the local educational agency or the State 
        educational agency on behalf of the local educational agency, 
        that the local educational agency is located in an area defined 
        as rural by a governmental agency of the State'' before the 
        period at the end; and
            (3) in subsection (c), by striking ``and VI, except for 
        funds made available under section 321 of the Department of 
        Education Appropriations Act, 2001'' and inserting ``VI, 
        section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 
        1999, parts A and C of title VII, and part A of this title''.
    (c) Competitive Grant Program.--Section 10975 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8294) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``to carry out local 
        activities authorized in part A of title I, section 2210(b), 
        section 3134, or section 4116'' and inserting ``to support 
        local or statewide education reform efforts intended to improve 
        the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school 
        students and the quality of instruction provided to such 
        students''.
            (2) in subsection (b)(2), by inserting ``, except that the 
        Secretary may waive the School Locale Code requirement of this 
        paragraph if the Secretary determines, based on certification 
        provided by the local educational agency or the State 
        educational agency on behalf of the local educational agency, 
        that the local educational agency is located in an area defined 
        as rural by a governmental agency of the State'' before the 
        period at the end.
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