Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3136 – Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

July 22, 2014 4:45 PM

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Byrne (AL)

#11

Increases the maximum number of eligible entities from 20 to 30.

Duffy (WI)

#14

REVISED Requires schools to notify students or parents of minor students when they enter in to an agreement with a person or company that is allowed to sell personally identifiable information collected from the application provided to the student.

Duffy (WI)

#19

LATE Requires schools to notify students or parents of minor students when they enter in to an agreement with a person or company that is allowed to sell personally identifiable information collected from the application provided to the student.

Gowdy (SC), Welch (VT)

#15

LATE REVISED Permits participation of dual enrollment programs in demonstration projects.

Gowdy (SC), Welch (VT)

#16

LATE REVISED Creates a Regulatory Reform Task Force to make recommendations to reduce unnecessary higher education regulations.

Grayson (FL)

#5

Makes the 6 percent student loan interest rate cap for active duty servicemembers automatic.

Grayson (FL), Wilson (FL)

#6

Makes a student convicted of a criminal hazing offense under state law ineligible to receive federal student financial aid.

Grayson (FL)

#7

Codifies into permanent law the requirements of section 310, on page 396, of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014”. Namely, that the Secretary of Education shall modify the FAFSA so that students who are foster youth can be identified, and information about special assistance made available to those students be sent to them.

Grayson (FL)

#8

Requires the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, to conduct a study on the feasibility and advantages and disadvantages of using individual income tax returns as the primary form of application for student aid.

Grayson (FL)

#9

Combines the other four Grayson amendments into a single amendment.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#3

Directs the Secretary of Education prior to any deadlines to submit applications for consideration as an institution to participate in the pilot program to conduct outreach to historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Native American-serving, non-tribal institutions, institutions serving students with special needs, and institutions located in rural areas to provide information on the opportunity to apply to carry out a demonstration project.

Kline (MN), Miller, George (CA)

#13

MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes minor technical edits and includes an addition to the oversight section requiring the secretary of education to disseminate best practices.

Langevin (RI), Thompson, Glenn (PA)

#1

Allows eligible entities to submit to the Director of the Institute of Education information regarding the number and percentage of students who are able to find employment in a field relating to their program or course of study, and would allow the Director of IES to provide technical assistance to such entities upon request.

McNerney (CA)

#2

Allows the Department of Education (DOE) to issue a waiver to an institute of higher education that had previously declared bankruptcy to be reinstated for Pell Grant eligibility. An institution must wait five years after declaring bankruptcy before being able to submit a waiver to DOE.

McNerney (CA)

#10

REVISED Requires an applicant to provide information on its population of veteran and military students and how it will incorporate veteran and military student needs into its demonstration project.

Meng (NY)

#17

LATE Requires the Secretary of Education to report to Congress, every 10 years, on the needs of limited English proficient students using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Meng (NY)

#18

LATE Requires the Department of Education to provide FAFSA translations for the top ten spoken languages other than English spoken in the US, as determined by the American Community Survey in 2014. A re-determination of the top ten languages should be done every 10 years.

Tierney (MA)

#4

Adds a new section at the end of the bill that would enable millions of students, graduates, parents and middle-class families to responsibly refinance their existing student loans.

Walberg (MI)

#12

REVISED Allows participating eligible entities to apply to expand their approved projects beyond the 3000 student maximum if the past two evaluations warrant such expansion.