IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 29, 2016
Mr. Schatz (for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Markey, Mr. Merkley, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Franken, Mr. Booker, and Mr. Cardin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Restoring Education And Learning Act of 2016 or the
REAL Act of 2016.
Reinstatement of Federal pell grant eligibility
Section 401(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)) is amended—
by striking paragraph (6);
by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (6); and
in paragraph (2)(A)(ii), by striking
(7)(B) and inserting
The amendments made by section 2 shall be effective for academic year 2016–2017 and succeeding academic years.