Text: H.R.3777 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[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.


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                    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

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                                 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:''.
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