Text: H.R.3295 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/22/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3295


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to repeal the provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug offenses from receiving student financial assistance.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 22, 2009

Mr. Frank of Massachusetts (for himself, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Mr. Paul, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Berman, Ms. Waters, Mr. Serrano, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Stark, Mr. Rush, Mr. Honda, Mr. Boucher, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Massa, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Norton, Mr. Filner, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, and Ms. Lee of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to repeal the provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug offenses from receiving student financial assistance.

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 “Removing Impediments to Students Education Act of 2009” or the “RISE Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Repeal of provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug offenses from receiving student financial assistance.

(a) Repeal.—Subsection (r) of section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)) is repealed.

(b) Conforming amendments.—Section 485(k) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1092(k)) is amended to read as follows:

“(k) Notice to students concerning penalties for drug violations.—Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of the RISE Act of 2009, an institution of higher education shall provide to each student who lost eligibility for any grant, loan, or work-study assistance under this title as a result of the penalties listed under 484(r)(1) as in effect before the date of enactment of such Act, and who has not regained eligibility for such assistance before such date of enactment, a separate, clear, and conspicuous written notice that notifies the student of the repeal of section 484(r) and advises the student that the student has regained eligibility for such assistance as of such date of enactment.”.