H.R. 1353: STEM Education Opportunity Act

Introduced:
Mar 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Richard Hanna
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6325 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 02, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for higher education expenses in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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House Ways and Means

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3/21/2013--Introduced.
STEM Education Opportunity Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow:
(1) individual taxpayers a deduction from gross income for STEM (i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) higher education expenses; and
(2) a business-related tax credit for contributions of STEM property (e.g., computer equipment and software, microscopes, and lab equipment), services, and training made to an elementary or secondary school to promote education in the biological sciences, mathematics, earth and physical sciences, computer and information science, engineering, geosciences, and social and behavioral sciences.
Defines "STEM higher education expenses" to include any expenses incurred by an individual attending an institution of higher education who is majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to submit to Congress a report detailing: (1) the efficacy of this Act in increasing higher education enrollment in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology; and (2) any effect this Act has had on the price of higher education tuition in such fields.

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