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S. 2557 (114th): SUCCESS Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 11, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2557

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 11, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Hatch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to repeal the suspension of eligibility for grants, loans, and work assistance for drug-related offenses.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending Student Success Act or SUCCESS Act.

2.

Repeal of suspension of eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965 for grants, loans, and work assistance for drug-related offenses

(a)

Repeal

Subsection (r) of section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)) is repealed.

(b)

Revision of FAFSA form

Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1090) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(i)

Convictions

The Secretary shall not include any question about the conviction of an applicant for the possession or sale of illegal drugs on the FAFSA (or any other form developed under subsection (a)).

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(c)

Conforming amendments

The Higher Education Act of 1965 is amended—

(1)

in section 428(b)(3) (20 U.S.C. 1078(b)(3))—

(A)

in subparagraph (C), by striking 485(l) and inserting 485(k); and

(B)

in subparagraph (D), by striking 485(l) and inserting 485(k);

(2)

in section 435(d)(5) (20 U.S.C. 1085(d)(5))—

(A)

in subparagraph (E), by striking 485(l) and inserting 485(k); and

(B)

in subparagraph (F), by striking 485(l) and inserting 485(k);

(3)

in section 484 (20 U.S.C. 1091), by redesignating subsections (s) and (t) as subsections (r) and (s), respectively;

(4)

in section 485 (20 U.S.C. 1092)—

(A)

by striking subsection (k); and

(B)

by redesignating subsections (l) and (m) as subsections (k) and (l), respectively; and

(5)

in section 487(e)(2)(B)(ii)(IV) (20 U.S.C. 1094(e)(2)(B)(ii)(IV)), by striking (l) of section 485 and inserting (k) of section 485.