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Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.

Legislative Action

Chapter 1 Evaluation/

Impact-Aid Amendments

HR 3910

The Senate last week gave final Congressional approval to legislation mandating a comprehensive study of the Chapter 1 program and amending the impact-aid program to protect aid to school districts whose enrollments will fall due to impending military-base closings.

Childhood Immunization

HR 4238, S 2629

The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week approved legislation authorizing funds for immunizations. The Senate bill would provide $200 million, compared with $185 million under the House bill. This year, $156 million was appropriated.

Disability Rights

HR 2273, S 933

The House last week passed legislation that would prohibit discrimination against the disabled in employment and public accommodations.

Education of the Handicapped

HR 1013, S 1824

The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved legislation reauthorizing discretionary programs under the Education of the Handicapped Act, after removing a provision barring corporal punishment of disabled children. (See page 14.)

Graduation-Rate Reporting

HR 1454, S 580, S 695

The House Postsecondary Education Subcommittee last week approved legislation that would require postsecondary institutions to disclose graduation rates of all students by field of study, as well as job-placement rates.

Head Start

HR 4151, S 2229

The House last week passed legislation reauthorizing and increasing the funding ceiling for the Head Start preschool program. (See page 17.)

Tobacco Education

S 1883

The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week approved a measure authorizing $110 million for antismoking efforts.

Youth Service

HR 4330, S 1430

The House Education and Labor Committee last week held its first hearing on legislation to create community-service programs, including a school-based program. The Senate passed a similar bill in March.

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