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CS/HB 1157: Postsecondary Education for Veterans

GENERAL BILL by Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee ; Raburn ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Artiles ; Eisnaugle ; Passidomo ; Perry ; Renner ; Torres

Postsecondary Education for Veterans; Directs DOE to award postsecondary course credit for specified training, education, examinations & tests; revises residency requirement for certain tuition waivers for recipients of specified military decorations; provides that specified programs & test scores meet certain educator certification requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/28/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-142
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2016 House • Filed
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 97
1/13/2016 House • Referred to Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 201
1/21/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee, 01/25/16, 1:30 pm, Reed Hall
1/25/2016 House • CS by Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 289
1/27/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 304
1/28/2016 House • Now in Education Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 322
1/29/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/02/16, 1:30 pm, Morris Hall
2/2/2016 House • Favorable by Education Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 385
2/3/2016 House • Now in Education Committee -HJ 385
2/5/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 02/09/16, 12:30 pm, Reed Hall
2/9/2016 House • Favorable by- Education Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 437
2/10/2016 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 437
2/15/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/17/16
2/17/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 466
• Amendment(s) adopted (891437) -HJ 466
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/18/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 489
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 490
2/23/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 478
• Received -SJ 478
3/8/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 824
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 824
• Substituted for CS/SB 1638 -SJ 824
• Read 2nd time -SJ 824
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/9/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 848
• CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 848
3/9/2016 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 978
3/11/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 1434
3/25/2016 • Approved by Governor
3/28/2016 • Chapter No. 2016-142