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S. 3122 (114th): REAL Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2016 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3122

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2016

(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

A BILL

To reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Restoring Education And Learning Act of 2016 or the REAL Act of 2016.

2.

Reinstatement of Federal pell grant eligibility

Section 401(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)) is amended—

(1)

by striking paragraph (6);

(2)

by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (6); and

(3)

in paragraph (2)(A)(ii), by striking (7)(B) and inserting (6)(B).

3.

Effective date

The amendments made by section 2 shall be effective for academic year 2016–2017 and succeeding academic years.