Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sue Glick to allow skills acquired by members of the military to easily transition into jobs passed through the full Senate on Feb. 29 by a 50-0 vote.
As amended, House Bill 1116 will now return to House of Representatives for further reconsideration.
“Military families make so many sacrifices,” Glick said. “I’m a firm believer that this legislation will assure military personnel and their spouses receive the needed credentials to be able to work and take care of their families as they obtain further licensing for their professions in Indiana.”
If signed into law, HB 1116 would waive training required for a certain profession if the veteran learned that skill and performed that task during their military service. Glick worked to include all members of the military and National Guard under the policy initiative.
This bill requires a state educational institution to adopt a policy to award educational credit to an individual who is enrolled in a state educational institution and successfully completes courses that:
· Are part of the individual's military service;
· Meet the standards of the American Council on Education for awarding academic credit; and
· Meet the state educational institution's role, scope, and mission.