H. R. 254
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 4, 2017
Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois (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
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 2017 or the
REAL Act of 2017.
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) and 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 2017–2018 and succeeding academic years.