Text: H.R.3609 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/28/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3609


To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide that children that have relocated from Puerto Rico to the States are fully considered for purposes of State allotments under the English language acquisition grants.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2017

Mrs. Murphy of Florida (for herself, Mr. Soto, Mr. Curbelo of Florida, Mr. Crist, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Hastings, and Ms. Wilson of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide that children that have relocated from Puerto Rico to the States are fully considered for purposes of State allotments under the English language acquisition grants.

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 “Ensuring Linguistic Excellence and Vocational Aptitude by Teaching English Act” or the “ELEVATE Act”.

SEC. 2. Treatment of Puerto Rico with respect to allotments for English language acquisition grants.

Section 3201(5) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7011(5)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B), by inserting “in which the primary language of instruction in public elementary schools and secondary schools is English” after “any State”; and

(2) in subparagraph (C), by inserting “, other than Puerto Rico,” after “States”.