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Introduced in Senate (02/13/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2423


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


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 13, 2018

Mr. Schatz (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Coons, Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Warren, Mr. Booker, Ms. Harris, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Merkley, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Mr. Markey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


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 2018” or the “REAL Act of 2018”.

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);

(2) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (6); and

(3) 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 2018–2019 and succeeding academic years.