PUBLIC LAW 105-244 —OCT. 7, 1998 112 STAT. 1753 House of Representatives not later than 6 months after the enactment of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. Such report shall include— "(A) a list of participating institutions and the specific statutory or regulatory waivers granted to each institution; "(B) the findings and conclusions reached regarding each of the experiments conducted; and "(C) recommendations for amendments to improve and streamline this Act, based on the results of the experiment. "(3) SELECTION.— "(A) IN GENERAL.— Upon the submission of the report required by paragraph (2), the Secretary is authorized to select a limited number of additional institutions for voluntary participation as experimental sites to provide recommendations to the Secretary on the impact and effectiveness of proposed regulations or new management initiatives. "(B) CONSULTATION. —Prior to approving any additional experimental sites, the Secretary shall consult with the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives and shall provide to such Committees— "(i) a list of institutions proposed for participation Records, in the experiment and the specific statutory or regulatory waivers proposed to be granted to each institution; "(ii) a statement of the objectives to be achieved through the experiment; and "(iii) an identification of the period of time over which the experiment is to be conducted. "(C) WAIVERS. — The Secretary is authorized to waive, for any institution participating as an experimental site under subparagraph (A), any requirements in this title, or regulations prescribed under this title, that will bias the results of the experiment, except that the Secretary shall not waive any provisions with respect to award rules, grant and loan maximum award amounts, and need analy- sis requirements. "(c) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this section, the term 'current award year* means the award year during which the participating institution indicates the institution's intention to cease participation.". SEC. 490A. GARNISHMENT REQUIREMENTS. Section 488A (20 U.S.C. 1095a) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following: "(d) No ATTACHMENT OF STUDENT ASSISTANCE. — Except as authorized in this section, notwithstanding any other provision of Federal or State law, no grant, loan, or work assistance awarded under this title, or property traceable to such assistance, shall be subject to garnishment or attachment in order to satisfy any debt owed by the student awarded such assistance, other than a debt owed to the Secretary and arising under this title.".
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