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HB 347 — College Credit for Military Training and Education Courses

by Rep. Harrell and others (SB 532 by Senators Altman, Gaetz, Sachs, and Evers)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Military Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee (MS)

The bill requires the Board of Governors to adopt regulations and the State Board of Education to adopt rules to provide guidance to their respective institutions in evaluating and awarding college credit for training and education acquired in the military. The procedures established in the rules and regulations will allow for a more uniform approach in evaluating and awarding college credit for military training and education across public higher education institutions in Florida.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 116-0