Bill Text: CA AB2170 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Veterans education and training: California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-04-03 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. [AB2170 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB2170-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2170


Introduced by Assembly Member Choi
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Voepel)

February 12, 2018


An act to add Section 69509.7 to the Education Code, relating to veterans education and training.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2170, as introduced, Choi. Veterans education and training: California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education.
Under existing federal law, the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education monitors, evaluates, and approves or disapproves veterans education and training programs in this state.
This bill would require the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education to provide for the certification of nanodegree for completing certain vocational education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concentrations for veterans returning from military service on or after September 11, 2001, offered by California institutions of higher education as part of their participation in veterans education and training programs authorized by the federal Higher Education Act.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares that through the certification of nanodegrees, returning service members with experience related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the United States Armed Forces can receive rapid paced training meant to expedite their employment and boost statewide employment.

SEC. 2.

 Section 69509.7 is added to the Education Code, to read:

69509.7.
 (a) The California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education shall provide for the certification of nanodegrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concentrations for veterans returning from military service on or after September 11, 2001.
(b) For purposes of this section, a “nanodegree” is a degree for completing a concentrated vocational education program that is one year in duration offered by a California institution of higher education as part of its participation in a veterans education or training program authorized by the federal Higher Education Act (Public Law 89-329).
(c) Compliance with this chapter, in and of itself, shall not be construed as satisfying the requirements for participation in programs authorized by the federal Higher Education Act, including, but not limited to, Section 600.9 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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