Text: H.R.254 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/04/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 254


To reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2017

Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Lee, Ms. DeLauro, and Mr. Richmond) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions, and for other purposes.

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 “Restoring Education And Learning Act of 2017” or the “REAL Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Reinstatement of Federal pell grant eligibility.

Section 401(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)) is amended—

(1) by striking paragraph (6) and redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (6); and

(2) in paragraph (2)(A)(ii), by striking “(7)(B)” and inserting “(6)(B)”.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

The amendments made by section 2 shall be effective for academic year 2017–2018 and succeeding academic years.