H.R.3466 - Early Learning Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] (Introduced 07/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/27/2017 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3466 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/27/2017)
Early Learning Act of 2017
This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to make annual awards from the Early Education Trust Fund, established in the bill, to state pre-kindergarten agencies according to a formula based on pre-kindergarten enrollment in the state. To be eligible for an award, a state must provide assurances that: (1) the award will be used only to support pre-kindergarten programs, (2) the state will not expend less for pre-kindergarten programs in the award period than it did in the previous year, and (3) each resident in the state who is four years old on October 1 of the award year has the opportunity to enroll in a free pre-kindergarten program.
The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a surtax, equal to 1.5% of a taxpayer's adjusted gross income as exceeds $500,000, to support the fund.