Senate Bill 2248
116th Congress(2019-2020)
HEROES Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 24, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jul 24, 2019
Latest Action
Jul 24, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2248
Congress
116
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Heroes Entering Roles Of Education Service Act or the HEROES Act

This bill revises and expands the Troops-to-Teachers Program, which supports the transition of current and former military personnel to employment positions in education. The program places personnel in (1) elementary and secondary schools that serve more than a certain percentage of lower-income students or those who qualify for aid under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and (2) Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded schools.

The bill renames the program as the Troops-to-Support-Education Program and expands the positions covered to include a number of teaching support, administrative, and security personnel. Excluded from eligibility are positions performed outside the grounds of a school or for a contractor. For placement in non-teacher positions, the service member must obtain credentials required by the state in which the position is located.

The bill increases the total number of stipends and bonuses provided. It also increases the limit on the amount of obligations for the program for each fiscal year. The Department of Defense may enter into partnership agreements with tax-exempt charitable organizations to assist with the placement of participants.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/24/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
07/24/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 25, 2019 4:42:15 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:49 PM