Text: H.R.4366 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4366


To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make payments to individuals entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program who pursue a program of education solely through distance learning to be used to purchase computers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 9, 2017

Mrs. Torres introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make payments to individuals entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program who pursue a program of education solely through distance learning to be used to purchase computers.

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 “GI Bill Distance Learning Improvement Act”.

SEC. 2. Additional payment to distance learners under Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for purchase of computer.

Section 3313 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(j) Additional amount for purchase of computers for distance learners.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall make a one-time payment to an individual pursuing a program of education solely through distance learning on more than a half-time basis in an amount of $500 to be used for the purchase of a computer for use in pursuing such program of education.

“(2) APPLICATION.—To be eligible for a payment under this subsection, an individual shall submit to the Secretary an application containing such information and assurances as the Secretary may require.”.