H.R.3777 - Responsible Student Financial Assistance Assurance Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
Text: H.R.3777 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Introduced in House (02/14/2002)
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3777 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 3777 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to restrict the disqualification of students for drug offenses to those students who committed offenses while receiving student financial aid. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 14, 2002 Mr. Meeks of New York (for himself and Mr. Souder) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to restrict the disqualification of students for drug offenses to those students who committed offenses while receiving student financial aid. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Responsible Student Financial Assistance Assurance Act of 2002''. SEC. 2. LIMITATION OF DISQUALIFICATION. Section 484(r)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)) is amended by striking everything preceding the table and inserting the following: ``(1) In general.--A student who is convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale or a controlled substance for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title shall not be eligible to receive such grant, loan, or work assistance from the date of that conviction for the period of time specified in the following table:''. <all>