Text: H.R.5843 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5843

To amend title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to complete payments under such title to local educational agencies eligible for such payments within 3 fiscal years.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 22, 2010

Mr. Larsen of Washington (for himself, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mrs. Halvorson, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Reyes, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mr. Filner, Mr. Carter, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Inslee, and Mr. Reichert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to complete payments under such title to local educational agencies eligible for such payments within 3 fiscal years.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Timely payments.

Section 8010 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7710) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(d) Timely payments.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall pay a local educational agency the full amount that the agency is eligible to receive under this title for a fiscal year not later than September 30 of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year in which such amount has been appropriated if, not later than 1 calendar year following the fiscal year in which such amount has been appropriated, each local educational agency that is eligible to receive funds under this title for such fiscal year submits to the Secretary all the data and information necessary for the Secretary to pay the full amount that the agency is eligible to receive under this title for such fiscal year.

“(2) PAYMENTS WITH RESPECT TO FISCAL YEARS IN WHICH INSUFFICIENT FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED.—For a fiscal year in which the amount appropriated under section 8014 is insufficient to pay the full amount a local educational agency is eligible to receive under this title, paragraph (1) shall be applied by substituting ‘is available to pay the agency’ for ‘the agency is eligible to receive’ each place it appears.”.