Senate Bill 74
117th Congress(2021-2022)
CHOICE Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 28, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
Latest Action
Jan 28, 2021
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
74
Congress
117
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
Arkansas
Florida
Indiana
Mississippi
Nebraska
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act or the CHOICE Act

This bill expands school choice programs for elementary and secondary school students.

Specifically, the bill authorizes the Department of Education (ED) to award grants to support the design and implementation of state programs that allow the parent of a child with a disability to choose the appropriate public or private school for their child. It also outlines the requirements for program eligibility.

Further, if the state has established a program that allows parents to use public or private funds to assist with the cost of their child attending a private school, then the state may supplement those funds with federal special education funds.

Additionally, the Department of Defense must carry out a five-year pilot program to award scholarships to enable military dependent students who live on military installations to attend the public or private elementary or secondary schools their parents choose.

The bill also requires ED to return to the Treasury specified amounts made available for salaries and expenses.

Text (1)
January 28, 2021
Actions (2)
01/28/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
01/28/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 29, 2021 5:42:10 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:23:55 PM