Text: H.R.2168 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/09/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2168


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 9, 2019

Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Banks, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Hill of Arkansas, and Mr. Richmond) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


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 2019” or the “REAL Act of 2019”.

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 2019–2020 and succeeding academic years.