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S. 2423 (115th): REAL Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2423

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 13, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Coons, Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Warren, Mr. Booker, Ms. Harris, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Merkley, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Mr. Markey) 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 2018 or the REAL Act of 2018.

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 2018–2019 and succeeding academic years.