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  H.B. No. 493
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for
  Heroes program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 302.0031(g), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (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;
               (5)  the number of academic or workforce education
  semester credit hours awarded under the program and applied toward
  a degree or certification program at an institution of higher
  education during the most recent academic year, disaggregated by
  the subject area for which the credit hours are awarded; and
               (6)  the number of transfer credit hours awarded under
  the program and applied toward a degree or certification program at
  an institution of higher education during the most recent academic
  year.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  302.0031(g), Labor Code, applies beginning with the report due
  under that subsection not later than November 1, 2018.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2018.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 493 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 493 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor