H.R.6325 - STEM Education Opportunity Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-24] (Introduced 08/02/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||08/02/2012 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.|
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Summary: H.R.6325 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/02/2012)
STEM Education Opportunity Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) individual taxpayers a deduction from gross income for STEM (i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) higher education expenses; and (2) a business-related tax credit for contributions of STEM property (e.g., computer equipment and software, microscopes, and lab equipment), services, and training made to an elementary or secondary school to promote education in the biological sciences, mathematics, earth and physical sciences, computer and information science, engineering, geosciences, and social and behavioral sciences. Defines "STEM higher education expenses" to include any expenses incurred by an individual attending an institution of higher education who is majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to submit to Congress a report detailing: (1) the efficacy of this Act in increasing higher education enrollment in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology; and (2) any effect this Act has had on the price of higher education tuition in such fields.