Text: H.R.4342 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (09/17/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4342


To direct the Secretary of Education to conduct a study on the feasibility of a single certification for certain programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 17, 2019

Ms. Finkenauer (for herself, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. McKinley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Education to conduct a study on the feasibility of a single certification for certain programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

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 “RETAIN Teachers Act” or the “Reducing Extra Teaching Authentication Impacting New Teachers Act”.

SEC. 2. Study and report on single certification form.

(a) Study.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Education shall conduct a study on the feasibility of developing a single certification form that borrowers may use to electronically submit information with respect to—

(1) TEACH Grants under subpart 9 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070g et seq.);

(2) loan forgiveness under section 428J of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1078–10);

(3) loan cancellation under section 460 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087j); and

(4) public service loan forgiveness under section 455(m) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)).

(b) Report.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Education shall submit a report to Congress that includes—

(1) the results of the study required under subsection (a); and

(2) recommendations with respect to using a single certification form that borrowers may use to electronically submit information with respect to the programs specified in paragraphs (1) through (4) of such subsection.