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H.R.1437: Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones College Fire Prevention Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 18 (17 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones College Fire Prevention Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to make competitive demonstration grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs), fraternities, and sororities for up to half the cost of installing approved fire suppression systems in student housing and dormitories owned or controlled by such entities.

Gives grant priority to applicants that demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Reserves the following portions of grant funds made available for each fiscal year: (1) at least 10% for historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribally controlled colleges and universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions, and IHEs that are eligible for Institutional Aid under the Higher Education Act of 1965; and (2) at least 10% for social fraternities and sororities.

Provides that any application for assistance under this Act, any negative determination on the part o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
April 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.