HB 2014

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Kenneth Sheets

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government

The bill may allow for a bigger pool of potential career and technology education teachers.  No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2014 would amend Education Code to provide that if a current or former member of the United States armed services has satisfied the requirement for a license or other professional credential for a specific trade related to a career and technology education certification if he or she already has experience in the trade obtained through military service.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill reduces the burden of our teacher certification processes and programs by substituting U.S. military experience for certification to teach a related career-technical (aka. "vo-tech") class in a public school district. We support HB 2014 as an example of limited government.