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Text of the Veterans and Service Members Educational Benefits Safety Act

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 18, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5836

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To prohibit institutions of higher education that have a cohort default rate of 30 percent or more from receiving veterans’ education benefits, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans and Service Members Educational Benefits Safety Act.

2.

Educational assistance provided by Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Veterans Affairs

(a)

Assistance provided by Secretary of Defense

Section 2143(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after level the following: , that is an eligible institution under section 435(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1085(a)),.

(b)

Assistance provided by Secretary of Veterans Affairs

(1)

In general

Chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 3680A the following new section:

3680B.

Disapproval of enrollment in courses offered by institutions with high default rates

For purposes of providing educational assistance under this title, the Secretary may not approve the enrollment of an eligible veteran in any course offered by an institution that—

(1)

is an institution of higher education under section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001); and

(2)

is not an eligible institution under section 435(a) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1085(a)).

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating to section 3680A the following new item:

3680B. Disapproval of enrollment in courses offered by institutions with high default rates.

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3.

Revision of 90–10 rule

Section 487(a)(24) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)(24)) is amended by inserting after other than the following: veterans’ education benefits (as defined in section 480(c)) or.