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H.R. 4021 (111th): Safe Routes to High Schools Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 4, 2009 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4021

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 4, 2009

(for himself, Mrs. Bono Mack, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Filner, Mr. Holt, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Welch, and Mr. Wu) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To expand the Safe Routes to School program to high schools.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe Routes to High Schools Act.

2.

Expansion of safe routes to school program

(a)

High schools students included

Section 1404(a) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users is amended by striking in primary and middle schools and inserting the following: and adolescents in primary, middle, and high schools.

(b)

Purposes

(1)

In general

Sections 1404(b)(1) of such Act is amended by inserting and adolescents after children.

(2)

Safety

Section 1404(b)(2) of such Act is amended by inserting and throughout adolescence after early age.

(c)

Apportionment

Section 1404(c)(1) is amended in subparagraphs (A) and (B) by striking and middle schools and inserting , middle, and high schools.

(d)

Eligible projects and activities

Section 1404(f) of such Act is amended by adding at the end the following:

(4)

Preference

From the amounts apportioned to a State under this section, the State shall give priority to projects for primary and middle schools and to projects that propose to serve a combination of at least one primary, middle, and high school within the same school district.

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(e)

Definitions

Section 1404(k)(2) of such Act is amended—

(1)

in the heading by striking and middle and inserting , middle, and high schools;

(2)

in the text by striking and middle and inserting , middle, and high schools; and

(3)

by striking eighth and inserting twelfth.