KY HB641 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 2 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-04 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
Pending: House Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 40 to establish the Veterans' Bill of Rights; direct the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to produce monthly reports of workforce need projections; direct the Department of Transportation to take necessary steps to increase the number of veterans using the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Military Skills Test Waiver Program; direct the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to review licensing practices and take appropriate steps to increase recognition of military training and experience toward in-state licensing; direct the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to review all licensing practices and take appropriate steps to increase recognition of military training and experience toward in-state licensing; direct the Transportation Cabinet to review all state licenses for which military members may have relevant training or experience; direct the Council on Postsecondary Education in Kentucky to adopt procedures necessary to implement the section and to promulgate administrative regulations requiring public postsecondary institutions to provide credit for military training and experience; provide that public postsecondary institutions that offer early course registration for any segment of the student population shall have a process in place to offer early course registration to students who are veterans or members of the United States Armed Forces; require that certain students called to active duty in the United States Armed Forces shall be given full credit for each course in which the student has a grade of C or better and that students called to active duty who do not meet attendance requirements sufficient to earn a grade shall be entitled to a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees; require that veterans with no previous college experience shall be permitted to file applications up to the end of registration, be allowed to begin classes pending completion of their application, and, upon return from active duty, register even after normal registration periods end without fees or penalties; direct the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to review vocational programs focused on providing job training and placement to returning military service members and veterans; direct the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to provide an annual report to the General Assembly and the Governor to be used in annual budget decisions.

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Title

AN ACT relating to a Veterans' Bill of Rights.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-04Houseto Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
2020-03-02Houseintroduced in House

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