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H.R. 254 (115th): REAL Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 254

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Lee, Ms. DeLauro, and Mr. Richmond) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

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 2017 or the REAL Act of 2017.

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

(2)

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 2017–2018 and succeeding academic years.