Bill Name: Poverty Teaching Incentive Act,
Bill Description: A Bill

To increase incentives for teachers to teach in high-poverty schools.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Section 1. Short Title.

This bill may be cited as the 'Poverty Teaching Incentive Act.'

Sec. 2. Definitions

(a) "High-poverty school" refers to a public school where 50% or more of students are eligible for reduced or free school lunches under federal law.

(b) "Qualified teacher" refers to a teacher, with at least a bachelor's degree, who is fully licensed to teach within the state he or she is teaching in. The teacher must be a full-time teacher, and not a substitute teacher.

© "Highly-qualified teacher" refers to a qualified teacher with a Master's or Professional degree in a subject relevant to what he or she teaches. The teacher must be a full-time teacher, and not a substitute teacher.

Sec. 3. Incentives for Teachers

(a) Any qualified teacher who teaches in a high-poverty school will have up to $50,000 of his or her gross income earned from teaching exempt from income taxes.

(b) Any highly-qualified teacher who agrees to teach in a high-poverty school for a minimum of five years will be eligible for loan forgiveness for any loans that teacher may have accumulated while attending graduate school. Any breach of this contract can result in the obligation to repay the loans, as directed by the Secretary of Education.


Bill Author: Eddie N Mason (R-KS)
Lobby Groups:
Aye: 176
Nay: 14
Present: 14

Representatives voting Aye:
FVPXXII (R-AL)
Thud (D-AL)
Ronald Reagon (R-AL)
King Remedy (C-AL)
Don Young (R-AK)
Arthur Jensen (D-AZ)
murrayhead (R-AZ)
mmartin2 (R-AZ)
paragonAZ (D-AZ)
Bubba (D-AR)
dfa1 (C-AR)
Michael Wong (D-CA)
Ace Frehley (R-CA)
Ed Doe (D-CA)
C Hunt Coulter (D-CA)
dbrown (D-CA)
paragonCA (D-CA)
Matthew Faustini CA (R-CA)
James McCovey (R-CA)
John Marshall (D-CA)
Carey Galle (D-CA)
Left of Left (G-CA)
TomHatesArnold (D-CA)
Nadia Nemesis (R-CA)
MattW.CA (G-CA)
Wes (C-CA)
calgreen (G-CA)
Lord Blackadder (D-CO)
Elvish Magi CO (D-CO)
Matthew Faustini CO (R-CO)
Gibson2 (R-CO)
bkct (D-CT)
EleriaCT (D-CT)
Elbert Carvel (D-DE)
Peter Criss (R-FL)
Matthew Faustini (R) (R-FL)
Claude Pepper (D-FL)
Chas Diaz (D-FL)
Brad Brunell (D-FL)
paragon FL (D-FL)
Ninja Warrior (R-FL)
Bucksizzle (R-FL)
Savant FL (D-FL)
G550 fl (C-FL)
Johnny Isaakson (R-GA)
Richard Heying (L-GA)
Buck4Prez (R-GA)
dkuo11 (R-GA)
TABBeas Corpus (D-GA)
Ed Ha (D-HI)
NebulaIL (D-IL)
cubsfan67 (D-IL)
Illinoise!!! (G-IL)
Harry Caray (R-IL)
EleriaIL (D-IL)
Burnside xTNAx (D-IL)
james kirk (R-IN)
bkin (D-IN)
EleriaIN (D-IN)
iamod (D-IA)
Senor Bananas (R-IA)
George Docking (D-KS)
Pickle Muncher (D-KS)
FVPXX (R-KY)
Seabiscuit (R-KY)
Ruth Johnson (D-KY)
Bob Babineaux (D-LA)
mmartin (R-LA)
Tim Allen (R-LA)
Baluchatherium (R-LA)
Mr. Johnson (R-ME)
Joker of Maryland (R-MD)
Ed Ma (D-MA)
Baxley Robuck IV (D-MA)
Epona Oriana (G-MI)
Bernard O'Higgins (D-MI)
DeroyalGop2 (R-MI)
Savant MI (D-MI)
Arthur Resso (D-MI)
Eleria (D-MI)
mj (D-MN)
bkmn (D-MN)
Crimson Viking, Jr. (R-MN)
FVPXXV (R-MS)
Elvish Magi MS (D-MS)
jaynixonforgov (D-MO)
bkmo (D-MO)
Crimson Cardinal (R-MO)
TomLovesCMcCaskill (D-MO)
Grim Reaper (D-MT)
Joe Dirt (R-NE)
dope8 (L-NE)
Jackpot Kennedy (D-NV)
Maxwell Jones (D-NV)
Capsaicin (D-NH)
Ed Hudson (D-NJ)
Chas Andrews (D-NJ)
paragonNJ (D-NJ)
Joker of Jersey (R-NJ)
Begoner (D-NJ)
G550 nj (C-NJ)
DarkGamemaster (D-NM)
Lucas Cade (G-NM)
Ralph Oriana (G-NY)
NebulaNY (D-NY)
Bigone (D-NY)
Joao (D-NY)
GenJCChristianPatriot (D-NY)
Stendido (D-NY)
Baldrickus (D-NY)
Mbenjamin5 (D-NY)
A. Republican (R-NY)
yanksfan (D-NY)
Fern (D-NY)
gop112 (R-NY)
ATownBuck (R-NC)
John Ashbrook (R-NC)
G550 nc (C-NC)
Apollo Creed (R-NC)
Ron Paul Chaw (L-NC)
Locust Sang (D-ND)
Aidan Oriana (G-OH)
Myers Cooper (R-OH)
Savant Ohio (D-OH)
Elvish Magi OH (D-OH)
TomLovesSherrodBrown (D-OH)
MakeshiftPatriot0 (R-OH)
Elvish Magi OK (D-OK)
Oral Roberts (D-OK)
Rob for Oregon (D-OR)
Joker of Oregon (R-OR)
Bigone2 (D-PA)
Nebula PA (D-PA)
Stephen Colbert (R-PA)
ClarenceThomas (G-PA)
Steve McQueen (R-PA)
Rob for PA (D-PA)
Wesley G. (C-PA)
Carey Galle II (D-PA)
Elliot (D-RI)
Stetson Kennedy II (D-SC)
Husky Immortal (R-SC)
ClelandisaHeropv (D-SC)
Lord ECK (D-SD)
FVPXXIII (R-TN)
The Grim Reaper (D-TN)
TomHatesLamarCorker (D-TN)
Elizabeth Rivera (D-TX)
Nemesis Enforcer (D-TX)
Jason Ramsey (D-TX)
George Allen (R-TX)
Russell (R-TX)
Confederate=Traitor (D-TX)
Matthew Faustini TX (R-TX)
witten (R-TX)
dfa (C-TX)
Wesley (C-TX)
dope10 (L-TX)
Tiberius (C-TX)
Dale Gribble (R-TX)
Grimm (D-UT)
dope9 (L-UT)
Malashaan (D-VT)
Chas Robb (D-VA)
ReagansRottingCorpse (D-VA)
whec (R-VA)
Tiki Barber (R-VA)
Rob for Virginia (D-VA)
G. W. Whitehurst (R-VA)
Kneight Bauer, III (D-WA)
RoB-WV (R-WV)
John Davis (D-WV)
Rob for Wisconsin (D-WI)
Cillian Oriana (G-WI)
Richard B. Cheney (R-WY)

Representatives voting Nay:
Corey D. Bowen (C-CA)
Dr. 7man (L-CA)
Kevin Vaughn (D-CA)
dandrus4888 (C-CA)
Cal Liberty (L-CA)
Shane Dugan (D-FL)
Idaho Liberty (L-ID)
Corey D. Bowen I (C-IL)
Shane Chi (D-IL)
Dr. McBell (L-MD)
Kevin Vaughn-Dugan (D-NY)
Corey Bowen OH (C-OH)
Corey D. Bowen III (C-TX)
Texas Liberty (L-TX)

Representatives answering "Present":
Ralph Allen (R-CA)
VitterCa (R-CA)
Califorina Dem (D-CA)
Mike Bond CALI (D-CA)
Savant IL (D-IL)
lordjeebus (D-MD)
Anders (R-MN)
nvnf (D-NY)
Corso (C-TN)
dzeggetai (D-WA)
Senor Pins (R-WA)
vitterw (R-WA)
dzgWI (C-WI)
Joker of Wisconsin (R-WI)

Representatives not voting yet:
Pope Pius (D-CA)
llm (R-FL)
waginator (D-GA)
Pope Urban V (D-IL)
dzgIN (C-IN)
KEITH TAYLOR JR. (D-MD)
nicvaliant (D-MA)
irishmastermind (D-MA)
Teddy R (G-MI)
Pope Gregory IV (D-MI)
mikemaw (R-NC)
Roosevelt (G-OH)
David Unger (D-PA)
dzgPA (C-PA)
Pope Innocent IV (D-TX)
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