H.R.6206 - Second Chance for Students Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 09/28/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6206 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/28/2016)
Second Chance for Students Act
This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify federal student aid eligibility for a student who is convicted of a drug offense involving marijuana possession.
Under current law, a drug offense conviction involving the sale or possession of a controlled substance triggers a suspension of federal student aid eligibility for a specified period of time. This bill allows a student who is convicted of a drug offense involving marijuana possession, without the intent to distribute, to resume or retain federal student aid eligibility while completing a drug rehabilitation program.