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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1676

 To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand 
 access to school-wide arts and music programs, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 11, 2019

  Ms. Velazquez (for herself, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Payne, Mr. 
 Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Titus, Mr. Engel, 
Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Norton, Mr. Crist, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Matsui, 
  Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Tonko, Mr. 
     Vela, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Peters, Mr. McGovern, Ms. 
  Schakowsky, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. 
       Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. 
  Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. Wild, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. 
 Moore, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Raskin, Ms. 
 Pingree, Mr. Garcia of Illinois, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Clarke of New 
    York, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Correa, Mr. Pallone, and Ms. 
  McCollum) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Education and Labor

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand 
 access to school-wide arts and music programs, 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 ``Guarantee Access to Arts and Music 
Education Act of 2019'' or the ``GAAME Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. SCHOOL-WIDE ACCESS TO ARTS EDUCATION.

    Section 1114(b)(7)(A)(iii) of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6314(b)(7)(A)(iii)) is amended--
            (1) in subclauses (IV) and (V), by striking ``; and'' and 
        inserting a semicolon; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
                                    ``(VI) sequential, standards-based 
                                arts education taught by certified arts 
                                educators (as defined by the State) and 
                                community arts providers to meet the 
                                challenging academic standards; and''.

SEC. 3. SCHOOL-WIDE ACCESS TO MUSIC EDUCATION.

    Section 1114(b)(7)(A)(iii) of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6314(b)(7)(A)(iii)), as amended by 
section (2), is further amended by inserting after subclause (VI) the 
following:
                                    ``(VII) sequential, standards-based 
                                music education that is aligned to 
                                challenging state academic standards 
                                and is taught by certified music 
                                educators (as defined by the State); 
                                and''.

SEC. 4. TARGETED ASSISTANCE SCHOOLS FOR ARTS EDUCATION.

    Section 1115(b)(2)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6315(b)(2)(A)) is amended by striking ``well-rounded 
education;'' and inserting the following: ``well-rounded education, 
such as--
                            ``(i) programmatic assistance for students 
                        to participate in arts programs that address 
                        their academic needs (including support for 
                        certified arts educators (as defined by the 
                        State), arts educator professional development, 
                        supplies, and other expenses associated with 
                        instruction in the arts); and''.

SEC. 5. TARGETED ASSISTANCE SCHOOLS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION.

    Section 1115(b)(2)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6315(b)(2)(A)), as amended by section 4, is further 
amended by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(ii) programmatic assistance for students 
                        to participate in music programs that address 
                        their academic needs (including support for 
                        certified music educators, music educator 
                        professional development, instruments, sheet 
                        music, and other expenses associated with music 
                        instruction);''.
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