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S. 764 (115th): Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 29, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 764

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 29, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2017.

2.

Priority enrollment for veterans in certain courses of education

(a)

In general

Subchapter II of chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 3680A the following new section:

3680B.

Priority enrollment in certain courses

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

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—

(1)

a veteran;

(2)

a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty or a member of a reserve component (including the National Guard);

(3)

a dependent to whom such assistance has been transferred pursuant to section 3319 of this title; and

(4)

any other individual using such assistance.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

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.

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