ERIC Number: ED247805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Legislative Hearing: Regulations on the Solomon Amendment to the Defense Act of 1983. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on H.R. 1286 and H.R. 1567, and H.R. 1622 and H.R. 2145 (February 23, 24; March 23, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Hearings on the Solomon amendment regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Education are presented. The Solomon amendment requires that any student be registered under the military's Selective Service Act in order to receive Title IV federal student assistance. H.R. 1286 and H.R. 1567 would repeal the provision of the Military Selective Service Act prohibiting the furnishing of federal financial assistance for postsecondary education to persons who have not complied with registration. H.R. 1622 and H.R. 2145 would delay the effective date for the denial of federal educational assistance to students who have failed to comply with registration requirements under the Military Selective Service Act from July 1, 1983, to July 1, 1984. Attention is directed to the following concerns: whether the proposed rule agrees with congressional intent and the desire to eliminate unnecessary administrative work and paperwork for colleges; whether enforcement responsibility is allocated to postsecondary institutions rather than to the Selective Service System; whether the Selective Service System can provide timely notification to students of the completion of their registration responsibilities; and the constitutional and legal problems created by the Department's proposed rule. The texts of the bills are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.