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  S.B. No. 806
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the College Credit for Heroes program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 302.0031, Labor Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (g) to read as
  follows:
         (b)  The commission shall establish and administer the
  College Credit for Heroes [demonstration] program to identify,
  develop, and support methods to maximize academic or workforce
  education credit awarded by institutions of higher education to
  veterans and military servicemembers for military experience,
  education, and training obtained during military service in order
  to expedite the entry of veterans and military servicemembers into
  the workforce.
         (g)  Not later than November 1 of each year, the commission,
  after consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board, shall report to the legislature and the governor on:
               (1)  the results of any grants awarded under this
  section;
               (2)  the best practices for veterans and military
  servicemembers to achieve maximum academic or workforce education
  credit at institutions of higher education for military experience,
  education, and training obtained during military service;
               (3)  measures needed to facilitate the award of
  academic or workforce education credit by institutions of higher
  education for military experience, education, and training
  obtained during military service; and
               (4)  other related measures needed to facilitate the
  entry of trained, qualified veterans and military servicemembers
  into the workforce.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 806 passed the Senate on
  March 31, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 806 passed the House on
  May 27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor