H.B.493. Relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program.

Texas House of Representatives
Last action a year ago
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Summary

                    AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT

The College Credit for Heroes program was created in 2011 to help veterans transition more quickly into the workforce. Participating colleges can award credit hours based on prior training, education, or military experience.

Each institution of higher education determines how many credit hours they will award, which varies from college to college. Lack of data on how much credit is awarded makes it difficult to track the success of the program.

H.B. 493 requires that the Texas Workforce Commission, in consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), report how many academic or workforce credit hours are awarded each academic year.
                
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                    H.B. 493 also requires that the report disaggregate credit hours awarded by subject matter. Additionally, THECB would report the number of transfer credit hours awarded. These metrics could provide insight on how we can improve the program.

H.B. 493 amends current law relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency.

SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS

SECTION 1. Amends Section 302.0031(g), Labor Code, to require the Texas Workforce Commission, after consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, not later than November 1 of each year, to report to the legislature and the governor on 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 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. Provides that 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. Effective date: January 1, 2018.
                

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Actions

  • Effective on 1/1/18

    Mon, May 29th 2017
  • Signed by the Governor

    Mon, May 29th 2017
  • Sent to the Governor

    Thu, May 25th 2017
  • Signed in the Senate

    Wed, May 24th 2017
  • Signed in the House

    Tue, May 23rd 2017
  • Reported enrolled

    Mon, May 22nd 2017
  • Senate passage reported

    Sat, May 20th 2017
  • Record vote

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Three day rule suspended

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Vote recorded in Journal

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Read 2nd time & passed to 3rd reading

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Record vote

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Passed

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Read 3rd time

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Placed on local & uncontested calendar

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Laid before the Senate

    Fri, May 19th 2017
  • Committee report printed and distributed

    Mon, May 15th 2017
  • Recommended for local & uncontested calendar

    Mon, May 15th 2017
  • Reported favorably w/o amendments

    Mon, May 15th 2017
  • Considered in public hearing

    Fri, May 12th 2017
  • Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

    Fri, May 12th 2017
  • Received from the House

    Wed, May 10th 2017
  • Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security

    Wed, May 10th 2017
  • Read first time

    Wed, May 10th 2017
  • Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar

    Tue, May 9th 2017
  • Reported engrossed

    Tue, May 9th 2017
  • Read 3rd time

    Tue, May 9th 2017
  • Passed to engrossment

    Tue, May 9th 2017
  • Read 2nd time

    Tue, May 9th 2017
  • Passed

    Tue, May 9th 2017
  • Record vote

    Tue, May 9th 2017
  • Considered in Local & Consent Calendars

    Mon, May 8th 2017
  • Committee report distributed

    Thu, May 4th 2017
  • Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar

    Thu, May 4th 2017
  • Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator

    Wed, May 3rd 2017
  • Reported favorably as substituted

    Mon, May 1st 2017
  • Recommended to be sent to Local & Consent

    Mon, May 1st 2017
  • Committee substitute considered in committee

    Mon, May 1st 2017
  • Considered in formal meeting

    Mon, May 1st 2017
  • Left pending in committee

    Thu, Apr 27th 2017
  • Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

    Thu, Apr 27th 2017
  • Committee substitute considered in committee

    Thu, Apr 27th 2017
  • Considered in public hearing

    Thu, Apr 27th 2017
  • Meeting cancelled

    Wed, Apr 26th 2017
  • Posting rule suspended

    Tue, Apr 25th 2017
  • Read first time

    Thu, Feb 16th 2017
  • Referred to Higher Education

    Thu, Feb 16th 2017
  • Filed

    Mon, Dec 5th 2016