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S. 3423 - Promoting Academic Success Sustainably Act of 2018

Sponsor: Tim Scott (R)
Introduced: 2018-09-06
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3423


    To revise the amounts for discretionary Federal Pell Grant funding, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 6, 2018

    Mr. Scott (for himself and Mr. Cassidy) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

    To revise the amounts for discretionary Federal Pell Grant funding, and for other purposes.

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 “Promoting Academic Success Sustainably Act of 2018” or the “PASS Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Amount of discretionary Federal Pell Grant funding.

(a) HEA Amendment.—Section 401(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)(2)(A)(i)) is amended by striking clause (i) and inserting the following:

“(i)(I) the maximum Pell Grant, which shall be $5,135 for award year 2019–2020; or

“(II) the maximum Federal Pell Grant, which, for an award year subsequent to the 2019–2020 award year, shall be the amount specified in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115–141), plus”.

(b) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this section, or the amendment made by this section, shall be construed to prohibit an appropriations Act from increasing the maximum Federal Pell Grant award above the level specified in section 401(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)(2)(A)(i)) (as amended by subsection (a)) for future award years.

(c) Conforming amendments.—

(1) Section 401(b)(7)(C)(iv)(II)(aa) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)(7)(C)(iv)(II)(aa)) is amended by striking “as specified in the last enacted appropriation Act applicable to that preceding award year” and inserting “as determined under paragraph (2)(A)(i) for that preceding award year”.

(2) Section 401(g) is amended by striking “specified in such appropriation”.

SEC. 3. Rescission.

Section 401(b)(7)(A)(iv)(IX) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)(7)(A)(iv)(IX)) is amended by striking ‘‘$1,409,000,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$1,370,000,000’’.


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