H. R. 3252
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 14, 2017
Mr. Foster introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize certain students in retain financial aid eligibility while completing a drug rehabilitation program.
This Act may be cited as the
Second Chance for Students Act.
Exception for certain convictions
Section 484(r) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)) is amended—
by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4);
in paragraph (1), by striking
A student and inserting
Subject to paragraph (3), a student; and
by adding at the end the following:
A student whose eligibility has been suspended under paragraph (1), or whose eligibility, in the absence of this paragraph, would have been suspended under paragraph (1), due to a conviction of an offense involving the possession of marijuana, without the intent to distribute, may resume or retain eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period (or the period that would have been the ineligibility period) determined under such paragraph during the period of completion of a drug rehabilitation program described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2), except that such period of completion shall not exceed 6 months.