SB 1845

85(R) - 2017
Senate Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Senate Veteran Affairs & Border Security

Vote Recommendation

Vote Yes; Amend
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Donna Campbell

Bill Caption

Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service.  

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1845 would amend the Education Code to require the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the purposes of the College Credit for Heroes Program to develop standardized curricula within degree and certificate programs offered by higher education institutions toward which veterans or military service members may be awarded appropriate academic credit for experience during military service and require the transferability between institutions of course credit.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would allow military members and veterans to demonstrate experience for course credit without government control of curricula for degree programs and certificates thereby reducing the educational burdens to complete program requirements. Our only recommendation for change on this bill is that we believe programs like this should be available to all who have professional experience in an area, not just military veterans. That being said, we support SB 1845 as a positive step forward.   

Organizations Supporting

National Federation of Independent Business
Texas Association of Goodwills
Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations