Text: H.R.4021 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/04/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4021


To expand the Safe Routes to School program to high schools.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 4, 2009

Mr. Blumenauer (for himself, Mrs. Bono Mack, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Filner, Mr. Holt, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Welch, and Mr. Wu) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To expand the Safe Routes to School program to high schools.

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 “Safe Routes to High Schools Act”.

SEC. 2. Expansion of safe routes to school program.

(a) High schools students included.—Section 1404(a) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users is amended by striking “in primary and middle schools” and inserting the following: “and adolescents in primary, middle, and high schools”.

(b) Purposes.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Sections 1404(b)(1) of such Act is amended by inserting “and adolescents” after “children”.

(2) SAFETY.—Section 1404(b)(2) of such Act is amended by inserting “and throughout adolescence” after “early age”.

(c) Apportionment.—Section 1404(c)(1) is amended in subparagraphs (A) and (B) by striking “and middle schools” and inserting “, middle, and high schools”.

(d) Eligible projects and activities.—Section 1404(f) of such Act is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(4) PREFERENCE.—From the amounts apportioned to a State under this section, the State shall give priority to projects for primary and middle schools and to projects that propose to serve a combination of at least one primary, middle, and high school within the same school district.”.

(e) Definitions.—Section 1404(k)(2) of such Act is amended—

(1) in the heading by striking “and middle” and inserting “, middle, and high schools”;

(2) in the text by striking “and middle” and inserting “, middle, and high schools”; and

(3) by striking “eighth” and inserting “twelfth”.