Bill Text: TX SB1845 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-20 - Committee report sent to Calendars [SB1845 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1845-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Campbell, et al. S.B. No. 1845
 
  (Blanco)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate
  program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service
  members may be awarded course credit based on military service.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter S, Chapter 61, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 61.835 to read as follows:
         Sec. 61.835.  TRANSFERABLE COLLEGE CREDIT FOR HEROES
  CURRICULA. (a)  To promote the purposes of the College Credit for
  Heroes program established under Section 302.0031, Labor Code, the
  board, in consultation with the Texas Workforce Commission, the
  Texas Veterans Commission, and institutions of higher education,
  shall:
               (1)  develop standardized curricula within degree and
  certificate programs commonly offered by institutions of higher
  education toward which qualified veterans or military service
  members may be awarded appropriate academic credit for experience,
  education, and training earned during military service; and
               (2)  require the transferability between institutions
  of higher education of course credit for curricula developed under
  this section that is awarded to qualified veterans or military
  service members.
         (b)  The board shall adopt rules for the administration of
  this section.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  shall adopt the initial rules required by Section 61.835, Education
  Code, as added by this Act, not later than May 1, 2018.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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