IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 29, 2017
Mr. Brown (for himself and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2017.
Priority enrollment for veterans in certain courses of education
Subchapter II of chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 3680A the following new section:
Priority enrollment in certain courses
With respect to an educational assistance program provided for in chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of this title or chapter 1606 or 1607 of title 10, if an educational institution administers a priority enrollment system that allows certain students to enroll in courses earlier than other students, the Secretary or a State approving agency may not approve a program of education offered by such institution unless such institution allows a covered individual to enroll in courses at the earliest possible time pursuant to such priority enrollment system.
Covered individual defined
In this section, the term covered individual means an individual using educational assistance under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of this title or chapter 1606 or 1607 of title 10, including—
a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty or a member of a reserve component (including the National Guard);
a dependent to whom such assistance has been transferred pursuant to section 3319 of this title; and
any other individual using such assistance.
The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 3680A the following new item:
3680B. Priority enrollment in certain courses.