All Information (Except Text) for S.235 - CHOICE Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 01/24/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act
Actions Overview (1)
|01/24/2017||Introduced in Senate|
01/24/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|01/24/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
Action By: Senate
01/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
|Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]*||01/24/2017|
|Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]*||01/24/2017|
|Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]*||01/24/2017|
|Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]*||01/24/2017|
|Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]*||01/24/2017|
|Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]*||01/24/2017|
|Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]*||01/24/2017|
|Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]||01/30/2017|
|Sen. Strange, Luther [R-AL]||06/12/2017|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||01/24/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Congressional oversight
- Department of Education
- District of Columbia
- Education of the disadvantaged
- Education programs funding
- Elementary and secondary education
- Employment discrimination and employee rights
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
- Military personnel and dependents
- Special education
- Student aid and college costs
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/24/2017)
Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act or the CHOICE Act
This bill amends the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act to include among the eligibility criteria for opportunity scholarships, a requirement that a student in Washington, DC is enrolled, or will be enrolled for the next school year, in a public or private elementary or secondary school. (Opportunity scholarships are provided to low-income DC students to enable them to attend a participating private school of their choice.)
The bill also amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to allow states that have established a program which allows the parents of disabled children to use public or private funds for assistance with the cost of their children attending a private school, to supplement those funds with their allocation of federal special education funds.
The bill authorizes grants to support the design and initial implementation of state programs that allow the parents of a disabled child to make a choice of the appropriate public or private school for their child.
The Department of Defense (DOD) must carry out a five-year pilot program to award scholarships to enable military dependent students who live on military installations to attend the public or private elementary or secondary schools their parents choose. DOD must select at least five military installations to participate in the program and choose those where military students would benefit from expanded education options.
The Department of Education must return to the Treasury specified amounts made available for salaries and expenses.