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  H.B. No. 257
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding
  the transition from military service to employment.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 302, Labor Code, is
  amended by adding Section 302.020 to read as follows:
         Sec. 302.020.  REPORT ON TRANSITION FROM MILITARY SERVICE TO
  EMPLOYMENT. Not later than September 1 of each year, the
  commission, in consultation with the Texas Coordinating Council for
  Veterans Services, shall submit to the governor, lieutenant
  governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and chairs of
  the legislative committees with appropriate jurisdiction a report
  that:
               (1)  identifies:
                     (A)  the five most common military occupational
  specialties of servicemembers who are transitioning from military
  service to employment;
                     (B)  the five occupations for which the military
  occupational specialties identified in Paragraph (A) best offer
  transferable skills that meet the needs of employers; and
                     (C)  any industry-based certifications that align
  with the military occupational specialties identified in Paragraph
  (A); and
               (2)  includes any other data or other information
  identified by the commission in administering the College Credit
  for Heroes program under Section 302.0031 as useful for supporting
  the transition of servicemembers and veterans into the occupations
  identified under Subdivision (1)(B).
         SECTION 2.  Not later than September 1, 2018, the Texas
  Workforce Commission shall submit the initial report required by
  Section 302.020, Labor Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 257 was passed by the House on April
  12, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 130, Nays 16, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 257 was passed by the Senate on May
  18, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 1.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor