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H.R. 4699 - Inclusive Campuses Act

Introduced: 2017-12-20
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4699


    To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize the use of title III funds for the establishment LGBTQ resource centers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 20, 2017

    Mr. Johnson of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Crist, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Lee, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Swalwell of California, Ms. Titus, Mrs. Watson Coleman, and Ms. Norton) 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 authorize the use of title III funds for the establishment LGBTQ resource centers.

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 “Inclusive Campuses Act”.

SEC. 2. Grants for LGBTQ resource centers.

Part G of title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1068 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 399A. Availability of funds for LGBTQ resource centers.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, an institution that receives funds under this title may use a portion of such funds to establish an on-campus resource center that provides—

“(1) support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans­gen­der, and queer students; and

“(2) programming and education about such students to the entire campus community.”.


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