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H.R. 3608: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to receive in-state tuition using educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 2, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3608

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 2, 2019

(for himself and Mrs. Luria) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to receive in-state tuition using educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Requirements for in-State tuition

(a)

In general

Section 3679(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)(A), by striking less than three years before the date of enrollment in the course concerned; and

(2)

in paragraph (4)—

(A)

by striking It shall and inserting (A) It shall; and

(B)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(B)

To the extent feasible, the Secretary shall make publicly available on the internet website of the Department a database explaining any requirements described in subparagraph (A) that are established by a public institution of higher learning for an individual to be charged tuition and fees at a rate that is equal to or less than the rate the institution charges for tuition and fees for residents of the State in which the institution is located. The Secretary shall disapprove a course of education provided by such an institution that does not provide the Secretary—

(i)

an initial explanation of such requirements; and

(ii)

not later than 90 days after the date on which any such requirements change, the updated requirements.

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(b)

Application

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to a quarter, semester, or term, as applicable, commencing on or after August 1, 2020.