H. R. 3774
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 14, 2017
Mr. Messer (for himself, Mr. Polis, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Garrett, and Mr. Perlmutter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To amend the General Education Provisions Act to allow the release of education records to facilitate the award of a recognized postsecondary credential.
This Act may be cited as the
Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017.
Release of education records to facilitate the award of a recognized postsecondary credential
Section 444(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g(b)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)—
in subparagraph (K)(ii), by striking
; and and inserting a semicolon; and
in subparagraph (L), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by inserting after subparagraph (L) the following:
an institution of postsecondary education in which the student was previously enrolled, to which records of postsecondary coursework and credits are sent for the purpose of applying such coursework and credits toward completion of a recognized postsecondary credential (as that term is defined in section 3 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3102)), upon condition that the student provides written consent prior to receiving such credential.